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    Women's Rights in Afghanistan

    Rula Ghani, the first lady of Afghanistan, spoke about the role of women in her home country, and the need to support and encourage them. She described her life growing up as a…

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    U.S. Maritime Policy

    Admiral Paul Zukunft talked about the role of the Coast Guard in the 21st century. He spoke about the Coast Guard’s strategies for the western hemisphere, the arctic, cyber…

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    NATO Summit Preview

    Heather Conley and Kathleen Hicks previewed the 2014 NATO summit in Wales and President Obama’s trip to Estonia. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Department of Homeland Security Review

    Alan Cohn summarized the the Department of Homeland Security’s priorities over the next four years as detailed in the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review QHSR). Following his…

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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske talked about the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service and the future of U.S.-Mexico border security. He pledged a more transparent and open border…

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    Intelligence and National Security

    Michael Vickers talked about the role of intelligence in national security. He focused on major challenges and how U.S. intelligence operations operate. Former Defense…

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    NATO Global Security Challenges

    Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Christopher Murphy (D-CT) and experts on Europe and international Security talked about NATO’s global security challenges.

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    U.S.-South Korea Military Relations

    Senior commanders who led U.S.-Korea combined military forces talked about North Korea and the December 2015 deadline for handing over wartime control to the South Koreans. More than…

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    U.S.-Canada Bilateral Defense Relations

    General Tom Lawson, who is second in command of the Canadian military, talked about military relations between the U.S. and Canada. He began his remarks with a history of U.S,-Canadian…

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    Drone Strikes

    House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked with Kathleen Hicks about drone strikes. Representative Smith said that American drone strikes should have more…

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    Kathleen Hicks Remarks

    Kathleen Hicks talked about security and stability concerns in the Persian Gulf and Middle East. Among the issues she addressed were multilateral military cooperation, efforts to…

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    Defense Planning and Support for Private Security Contractors

    Defense Department officials appeared before the Commission on Wartime Contracting panel. They talked about a new report released by the commission indicating the amount of planning in…

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    Climate Change Impact on Economy and National Security

    Witnesses testified about global climate change and its potential impact on national security. Among the topics they addressed were potential security challenges posed by displaced…

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