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  • Defense Spending and National Security
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    Defense Spending and National Security

    Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of Defense Department sequestration budget cuts on national security, including the possibility of lost jobs and…

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  • Defense Policy and the 2012 Presidential Election
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    Defense Policy and the 2012 Presidential Election

    Participants talked about the differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney in defense department policy and national security. Among the topics they addressed were approaches to…

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  • Implications of Defense Spending Cuts
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    Implications of Defense Spending Cuts

    Panelists talked about Defense Department budget cuts set for January 2013 as a result of sequestration. Sequestration refers to the automatic federal budget cuts required by the Budget…

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  • Federal Deficit and National Security
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    Federal Deficit and National Security

    The Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion examining the impact of the deficit reduction deal on American national security and foreign policy. They said tax reform that increases…

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  • Unmanned Naval Technologies
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    Unmanned Naval Technologies

    U.S. Navy Chief of Operations Gary Roughead talked about the future of the U.S. Navy. He spoke about investments in unmanned naval technologies as well as structural and operational changes…

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  • Defense Industry and the Economy
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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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  • Robots and the Military Panel 2
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    Robots and the Military, Panel 2

    Panelists talked about the use of robotic technology in the military. Among the topics they addressed were the use of new technologies by military personnel, training and recruiting for…

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  • Global Security Panel
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    Global Security Panel

    Panelists talked about their books on global security. After the presentations, the authors responded to questions from members of the audience. Benjamin Wittes moderated. Their books were: Benjamin Wittes -…

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    Wired for War

    P.W. Singer talked about his book Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century, published by Penguin Press. In his book he explores the rise of robotic warfare,…

    704 views
  • Homeland Security Challenges
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    Homeland Security Challenges

    General Victor Renuart, commander of the North American Aerospace Command and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) talked about the impact of the 21st century security challenges on the mission…

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  • After Words with Larry Kahaner
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    After Words with Larry Kahaner

    Larry Kahaner talked about his book AK-47: The Weapon that Changed the Face of War, published by John Wiley and Sons. He described the rifle’s role in wars from Vietnam to Iraq. According…

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  • emChildren at Warem
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    Children at War

    Mr. Singer talked about his book Children at War, published by Pantheon. Through interviews with child soldiers, the author examined the reasons children enter the army and describes the…

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