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    Iranian Power in the Middle East

    Current and former military leaders talked about the future of Iran’s power in the Middle East. Topics included the relationship between Iran and Syria, the government’s decision help…

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    U.S. Strategy to Defeat ISIS

    Frederick Kagan talked about his blueprint to combat ISIS following the Paris terrorist attacks. He was one of the architects of the “surge” strategy for Iraq. The Islamic State of Iraq…

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    U.S. Policy in Iraq and Syria

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria following the loss of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, which was captured by ISIS* on May 17, 2015. The witnesses argued that the Obama…

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    Combating Islamic State Threat

    House Armed Services Committee Chair Buck McKeon (R-CA) spoke about the U.S. strategy toward Islamic State* militants in Iraq and Syria. Representative McKeon saidPresident Obama’s legacy would…

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    Al-Qaeda

    Panelists talked about the advancement of al-Qaeda and its affiliates and what the national security policy should be to combat the terrorist organization. They attempted to define al-Qaeda…

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    Afghanistan Policy

    CBS News' Lara Logan moderated a panel discussion on U.S. interests in the future of Afghanistan as American military forces were preparing to end a 12-year military presence in the country…

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    Foreign and Defense Policy

    Panelists talked about President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address and how foreign policy and national security will be handled in his second term. American Enterprise Institute…

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    Death of Osama bin Laden and the Future of Pakistan

    Panelists spoke about U.S.-Pakistan relations in the wake of a military raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound outside Islamabad. Former Michigan Representative Peter Hoekstra said calls for…

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    U.S. Terrorism Threats From Pakistan

    Witnesses testified about national security threats posed by terrorist groups and the impact the killing of Osama bin Laden might have on U.S. and Pakistan relations. Among the issues…

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    Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

    Panelists spoke about spoke about U.S. policy in Afghanistan and counterinsurgency strategy. Among the topics they addressed were military troop levels needed to support a counterinsurgency…

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    Afghanistan Counterinsurgency

    : Frederick Kagan talked about recent developments in Afghanistan, including his upcoming testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats regarding…

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    U.S. Strategic Options in Afghanistan

    Foreign policy scholars talked about the strategic challenges in Afghanistan facing the U.S. and its NATO partners.

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    The Future of the Iranian Military

    Ali Alfoneh, Michael Connell, and Kenneth Katzman participated in a panel discussion on the role of Iran’s military forces in the country’s politics. Topics included the developmental phases of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard…

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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Witnesses testified about U.S. relations with Russia after Russia’s conflict with Georgia. They focused the history of U.S. interest in the region during the Cold War and subsequent breakup of…

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    Iraqi Budget Surplus

    Witnesses testified about the current Iraqi budget surplus, Iraqi political governance, and levels of U.S. financial assistance to Iraq. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that…

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    Assessment of Russia-Georgia Conflict

    American Enterprise Institute: Portion of Peters & Hamilton

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    Recent Developments in Iraq

    Frederick Kagan talked about the situation in Iraq and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Mr. Kagan recently wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about his latest trip…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    The authors talked about the release of Iraq: The Way Ahead, the fourth and final report of the Iraq Planning Group. Topics included the end of the Iraq civil war, Iraq’s current status, where it is…

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    The Crisis in Pakistan

    A panel discussion was held on the crisis in Pakistan and the implications for United States foreign policy. Topics included the history of U.S. policy toward Pakistan, reasons why…

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    Assessing the Report on Iraq

    James Phillips moderated a panel discussion titled, “Reporting on the Report: Assessing Progress in Iraq.” The panelists talked about the congressional debate on U.S. Iraq policy after the release of the…

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