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  • US Strategic Options in Afghanistan
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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.

  • The Future of the Iranian Military
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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…

  • Iraqi Budget Surplus
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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…

  • Assessment of RussiaGeorgia Conflict
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    Assessment of Russia-Georgia Conflict

    American Enterprise Institute: Portion of Peters & Hamilton

  • Recent Developments in Iraq
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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…

  • US Policy Toward Iraq
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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…

  • The Crisis in Pakistan
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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…

  • Assessing the Report on Iraq
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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…

  • Assessing the Surge in Iraq
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    Assessing the Surge in Iraq

    Panelists talked about the security threat in Iraq and the progress of U.S. forces aiding in the surge strategy. They also talked about likely findings in an interim report due from the…

  • Operations in Iraq
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    Operations in Iraq

    Military experts reviewed the troop ‘surge’ in Iraq. Topics included assessment of the troop escalation, the overall situation in Iraq, troop safety, U.S. strategic interests, instability of the Iraq government,…

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

    Frederick Kagan and General Keane released the updated, final version of phase one of the Iraq Planning Group’s study, “Choosing Victory: A Plan for Success in Iraq” that calls for a…

  • Alternative Plans for Iraq
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    Alternative Plans for Iraq

    Witnesses testified about U.S. strategy in Iraq and various alternatives to proposed plans by the Bush administration to bring security and an end to sectarian violence in the region. Among…

  • Possibility of Civil War in Iraq
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    Possibility of Civil War in Iraq

    Panelists talked about the future of Iraq, political struggles between different factions, and U.S. policy in the country. Mr. Kagan moderated the panel which responded to comments and…

  • US Troops in Iraq
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    U.S. Troops in Iraq

    Mr. Kagan talked about his proposal to send more troops overseas to stabilize Iraq. In a report titled “Choosing Victory: A Plan for Success in Iraq,” he argumed that it could take up to 30…

  • Iraq Study Group Report
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    Iraq Study Group Report

    Frederick Kagan talks about the Iraq Study Group’s report which was released later in the day. He participated as a witness to the study group concerning military and security issues in…

  • emFinding the Targetem
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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…

  • emThe End of the Old Orderem
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    The End of the Old Order

    Frederick Kagan and William Kristol discussed the topic, “The View from a Rogue State: What Napoleon Can Tell Us about Dealing with Iran.” They demonstrated how an historical study can shed light on a contemporary…

  • US Military in Iraq
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    U.S. Military in Iraq

    Professor Kagan, a former military professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, spoke about the United States military in Iraq. He recently wrote several articles in the…

  • Future Operations of the US Marine Corps
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    Future Operations of the U.S. Marine Corps

    Panelists participated in a forum on the future of the U.S. Marine Corps. Participants focused on operational challenges facing the Marine Corps, lessons learned from military operations in…

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