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  • Former Energy Secretary Moniz Discusses Nuclear Threats
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    Nuclear Threats

    Former Obama administration Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz now heads the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a group involved in denuclearization issues and reducing threats from weapons of…

  • IranContra Investigation Day 28 Part 1
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 28 Part 1

    Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North was questioned further by committee members, including Representative Boland on the Boland amendment. The committee chairs then directed summary statements to Lieutenant…

  • Christopher Wray Pledges Strict Independence at FBI Helm
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    FBI Director Confirmation Hearing

    Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee to be the next FBI director, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing. He faced tough questions from both Republicans and…

  • NunnLugar Act 25th Anniversary
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    Nunn-Lugar Act 25th Anniversary

    Former Senators Sam Nunn (D-GA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) participated in a panel discussion on the 25th Anniversary of the Soviet Nuclear Threat Reduction Act of 1991, which was signed by…

  • Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Secretary of State Confirmation Hearing, Part 1

    Former ExxonMobil Chair and CEO Rex Tillerson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination to be secretary of state in the Donald Trump administration. He…

  • Defense Secretary Nominee General James Mattis Says Russia Trying to Break NATO
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    Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    General James Mattis (Retired) spoke about a number of topics at his confirmation hearing, including U.S.-NATO relations, Russia, U.S. intelligence reliability, the defense budget, and military readiness. On NATO,…

  • Mike Mullen and Sam Nunn Discuss US Policy Toward North Korea
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    U.S. Policy Toward North Korea

    The Council on Foreign Relations released a report by their task force on U.S. policy toward North Korea. The co-chairs of the task force, former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Mike Mullen and…

  • Modernizing the Military Budget
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    Modernizing the Military Budget

    Former defense and foreign policy officials talked about cuts to the U.S. defense budget, maintaining national security, and modernizing the military budget. Among the topics they addressed…

  • Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing Part 1
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    Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing, Part 1

    Former Senator Chuck Hagel testified on his nomination to be secretary of Defense. Among the topics he addressed were military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, his opinions and votes on…

  • Debt and National Security
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    Debt and National Security

    Former members of Congress and Admiral Mike Mullen talked about national debt and national security. Admiral Mullen called on Congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and lay a…

  • US Debt and National Security Defense Department Perspective
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    U.S. Debt and National Security, Defense Department Perspective

    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen and other former national security officials talked about the impact of U.S. debt on national security. Among the topics they…

  • US Debt and Fiscal Outlook
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    U.S. Debt and Fiscal Outlook

    A bipartisan group of former government officials and members of Congress talked about federal debt and the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges. All of the panelists agreed that political…

  • Debt and Deficit Reduction
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    Debt and Deficit Reduction

    Members of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget held a news conference about their Campaign to Fix the Debt initiative. After the news conference ended, former Senator Judd Gregg…

  • Global Nuclear Materials Security
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    Global Nuclear Materials Security

    Officials talked the findings of the Nuclear Material Securities Index, a joint report by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Economist Intelligence Unit. The rankings are based on…

  • NunnLugar Arms Control Act Anniversary
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    Nunn-Lugar Arms Control Act Anniversary

    On the anniversary of their co-authored arms control legislation, Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and former Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) talked about efforts to secure and dismantle weapons of…

  • Truman Presidency 50th Anniversary
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    Truman Presidency 50th Anniversary

    President Clinton, former presidents, and others paid tribute to President Truman’s leadership during the end of World War Two and the beginning of the Cold War. He became president on…

  • Sam Nunn on Nuclear Weapons
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    Sam Nunn on Nuclear Weapons

    Former Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) talked about eliminating nuclear weapons. He also talked about his friendships with former Senator Pete Domenici and Kay Bailey Hutchison. He responded to…

  • Fourth Estate Award Dinner
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    Fourth Estate Award Dinner

    Bob Schieffer was presented the National Press Club’s annual Fourth Estate Award for a lifetime of contributions and distinguished service to American journalism. Participants praised his body of…

  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 1 Part 2
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 1, Part 2

    Senators Nunn and Fowler of Georgia, Warner and Robb of Virginia, and Bond and Danforth of Missouri presented Judge Thomas to the Judiciary Committee. Judge Thomas made an opening statement…

  • Forum on Community Service
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    Forum on Community Service

    A panel of guests talked about community service at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Texas A & M University. This marked the twentieth anniversary of the Points of Light…

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