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    House Armed Services Chair Adam Smith on National Security Strategy

    House Armed Services Committee Chair Adam Smith (D-WA) discussed national security strategy at a virtual event hosted by the Brookings Institution. He talked about several issues, including procurement…

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    "Space Force" Military Branch Proposal

    The Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on President Trump’s proposal to create a so-called “space force” as a sixth, new military branch of the armed forces. Panelists included former…

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    Military Readiness

    House Armed Services Committee Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX) talked about military readiness and national security issues. Topics included acquisition reforms such as online buying, agility, budget…

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    Military Health Care System

    Dr. Jonathan Woodson spoke about the complexities of and efforts to reform the U.S. military health care system. Following his remarks, panelists discussed the same issue.

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    Defense Policy

    Representatives Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Rick Larsen (D-WA), both members of the House Armed Services Committee, talked about the future of U.S. strategic defense policy issues, including…

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    Future of the U.S. Army

    General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed were the potential of budget sequestration, the future size and readiness capabilities of the…

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    Lifting Combat Restrictions for Women Panel

    Panelists, including men and women who served in the military, talk about their experiences with integration, and give their recommendations on how best to proceed now that the restriction…

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    Defense Industry and the Economy

    Panelists talked about the links between the defense and commercial sectors of the U.S. economy and the critical need for engineers and scientists in the U.S. to remain globally…

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    U.S. Defense Budget

    Brookings Institution scholars talked about the need to reduce the U.S. defense budget, and its impact on the national debt and national security. Topics included weapons modernization and China.…

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    Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq

    Co-authors Gordon and Trainor talked about their book Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, published by Pantheon, at a book launching reception hosted by The…

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    Finding the Target

    Frederick Kagan talked about his book Finding The Target: The Transformation of American Military Policy, published by Encounter Books. He blames the problems America is facing in both Iraq and…

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    Use of Force

    The panelists talked about the use of force by the United States, including historical precedents, the war with Iraq, and unilateral versus multilateral approaches. They responded to…

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    U.S. Military Deployment in Asia

    Mr. O’Hanlon talked about U.S. military forces deployed in the Pacific and Asia and their mission in the region. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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    U.S. Worldwide Troop Deployments

    Mr. O’Hanlon talked about U.S. troop deployments around the globe. General Ralston and Commander Chandler spoke via telephone about the issue. They responded to audience phone calls, faxes,…

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