U.S. Use of Military Force
Panelists talked about the U.S. use of military force. Following the terrorists attacks on September 11, 2001, Congress gave the president permission to use force to hold accountable those who were responsible for the attack. This Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) set no limits on time, location, or target, and has been invoked in support of operations in places such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and others. Topics included newer warfare methods such as drones and cyber attacks.2,558 views
“Battlefield Earth” was an event of the New America Foundation’s National Security Program, in collaboration with Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. “Battlefield Earth” was the Winter 2014 issue of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.
U.S. Air Force Film Terrorism
This U.S. Air Force training film encourages service people to be more aware of their surroundings and the potential for terror attacks while stationed overseas. The film documents several attacks in the 1980s, including bombings of the U.S. Embassy and a Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.1,136 views
Senator McCain on Combating ISIS
Senate Armed Services Committee chair John McCain (R-AZ) spoke about combating ISIS.*468 views
* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.