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  • US Policy Toward Iraq
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    A hearing on evolving a national strategy for victory in Iraq focused on a recent Government Accountability Office report critical of several aspects of the Bush administration’s Iraq…

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  • Iraqs New Government
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    Iraq's New Government

    Mr. Talabani spoke about the future of Iraq, the state of security operations in Iraq, the potential impact of the death of al-Qaida leader Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, and the appointment of…

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  • Iraq PostZarqawi
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    Iraq Post-Zarqawi

    Anthony Cordesman talked about the political, social, and military impact of the bombing death of Iraqi al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Mr. Cordesman wrote a paper this week, “Zarqawi’s Death:…

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  • Saudi Arabia and the War on Terror
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    Saudi Arabia and the War on Terror

    Witnesses testified about whether Saudi Arabia is a friend or foe in the global effort to combat terrorism. Deputy Assistant Secretary Glaser discussed measures taken by the Saudi Arabian…

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  • Iraqi Insurgency
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    Iraqi Insurgency

    Mr. Cordesman talked about his recent study, “New Patterns in the Iraqi Insurgency: The War for a Civil War in Iraq.” He said that the primary goal of more extreme Iraqi insurgents is more…

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  • Security in Iraq
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    Security in Iraq

    Anthony Cordesman, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Arleigh Burke Chair in Strategy, talked about his recent visit to Iraq. Cordesman, who traveled at the invitation of…

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  • Irans Military Power
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    Iran's Military Power

    Participants talked about relations between the U.S. and Iran, Iranian nuclear programs, and international efforts to establish inspection systems. They also talked about Iranian…

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  • Future of Iraq
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    Future of Iraq

    Witnesses testified regarding the future of Iraq. Among the issues addressed were the planned transition to Iraqi sovereignty, creation of a legitimate Iraqi government, security concerns,…

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  • Madrid Bombings
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    Madrid Bombings

    Participants talked about recent terrorist bombings at a train station in Madrid and subsequent elections in which the ruling Popular Party lost power. They also talked about the influence of…

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  • US Policy Toward Iran
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    Mr. Luers reported on the discussions that he had been holding in Europe with Iranians and former officials over the last year and their attitudes as well as some problems that could be…

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  • Intelligence Gathering
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    Intelligence Gathering

    Witnesses testified about the sufficiency of intelligence information on Iraq prior to launching military operations in the country. Among the topics they addressed were intelligence of…

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  • Strategic Dynamics of Defense Cooperation
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    Strategic Dynamics of Defense Cooperation

    The panelists discussed U.S.-Arab defense cooperation. Mr. Cordesman gave an assessment of the cooperation from a military standpoint, and Mr. Wilcox spoke about the diplomatic aspects of…

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  • US Military Action Against Iraq Day 1
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    U.S. Military Action Against Iraq, Day 1

    Witnesses testified about possible military action in Iraq in order to facilitate a change of regime. Among the topics addressed were Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction building program,…

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