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  • emDare to Flyem
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    Dare to Fly

    Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ), the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, reflected on her military career and shared her guiding principles.

    •   Women in the Military
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  • World War II Soviet Army
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    World War II Soviet Army

    Living history hobbyist Craig Hall portrays a Soviet Cavalry officer and discusses the role of the Soviet Union in World War II. Appearing at the annual Army Heritage Days event in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Mr. ... He is joined by Sheryl Lynne Williams who briefly discusses the role of Soviet women in combat.

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  • Foreign Relations
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    Foreign Relations

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    Business meeting to consider S.3667, to require the establishment of a repatriation task force during major infectious disease outbreaks, to authorize additional paid leave for employees of certain independent agencies involved in the conduct of foreign affairs, and to extend the application period and use of certain special immigrant visas, S.238, to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to monitor and combat anti-Semitism globally, S.712, to provide assistance for United States citizens and nationals taken hostage or unlawfully or wrongfully detained abroad, S.2743, to establish the China Censorship Monitor and Action Group, S.2953, to provide congressional oversight of United States talks with Taliban officials and Afghanistan's comprehensive peace process, S.3176, to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriations of funds to Israel, H.R.192, to establish an interagency program to assist countries in North and West Africa to improve immediate and long-term capabilities to counter terrorist threats, H.R.4331, to modify and reauthorize the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002, S.Res.567, commending career professionals at the Department of State for their extensive efforts to repatriate United States citizens and legal permanent residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, S.Res.148, supporting efforts by the Government of Colombia to pursue peace and regional stability, S.Res.215, calling for greater religious and political freedoms in Cuba, S.Res.392, recognizing the importance of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative to the relationship between the United States and the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and to advancing the policy of the United States in the Indo-Pacific region, S.Res.406, recognizing that for 50 years, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its ten members, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, have worked with the United States toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia, and expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States will continue to remain a strong, reliable, and active partner in the ASEAN region, S.Res.454, calling for the immediate release of Cuban democracy activist Jose Daniel Ferrer and commending the efforts of Jose Daniel Ferrer to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cuba, S.Res.502, recognizing the 75th anniversary of the amphibious landing on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima during World War II and the raisings of the flag of the United States on Mount Suribachi, S.Res.511, supporting the role of the United States in helping save the lives of children and protecting the health of people in developing countries with vaccines and immunization through GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, S.Res.523, recognizing the 199th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States, S.Res.525, expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote the restoration of democracy and the defense of human rights, and use the tools under United States law to increase political and economic pressure on the government of Daniel Ortega, S.Res.533, supporting the goals of International Women's Day, S.Res.542, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp during World War II, and the nomination of Michael Pack, of Maryland, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

  • After Words with Anuradha Bhagwati
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    After Words with Anuradha Bhagwati

    Anuradha Bhagwati talked about her book, Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience, in which she detailed her time in the Marine Corps and her efforts to overturn the ban on women in combat.

    •   Women in the Military
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  • National Commission on Military National and Public Service Forum Day 2 Part 1
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    Military and Public Service Policy Forum, Day 2, Part 1

    In the morning session, panelists discussed whether women should be required to register for the Selective Service and whether they should serve in combat roles. In 2017, Congress created NCMNPS to review the selective service system and whether women should be required to register as all 18-25 year old males are required to do so.

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  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Unveils 2019 Human Trafficking Report
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    Human Trafficking Report

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke about the department's 2019 human trafficking report at an event honoring individuals around the world who led the fight in combating trafficking. He called out Russia, China, North Korea and other countries for not doing enough to address and tackle the issue in their respective countries, saying if you don't stand up to trafficking, the U.S. will stand up to you. Following his remarks, Ivanka Trump joined him in recognizing the men and women combating human trafficking around the world.

    799 views
  • Women Commanders and Trailblazers in the US Military
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    Women Commanders and Trailblazers in the U.S. Military

    Coast Guard captain talked about their personal experiences as women in the armed services in a panel discussion titled, "Leading Military Women: Commanders and Trailblazers in the U.S. ... All three of the women are combat veterans.

    •   Women in the Military
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  • Hearing Focuses on Combating Sexual Harassment in Service Sector
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    Hearing Focuses on Combating Sexual Harassment in Service Sector

    Sexual Harassment in the Service Sector

    The Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues held a hearing on combating sexual harassment in the hotel, service, and airline industries. Employees and advocates from those industries shared their firsthand harassment experiences, and current and former government officials talked about what was being done at the federal level to combat* and prevent workplace harassment.

      Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues1,326 views
  • Justice Department Human Trafficking Summit Justice Department Grants
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    Justice Department Human Trafficking Summit, Justice Department Grants

    The Justice Department hosted a day-long summit in Washington, DC on efforts to combat human trafficking.

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  • Mary Jennings Hegar Discusses emShoot Like a Girlem
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    Shoot Like a Girl

    Major Mary Jennings Hegar talked about her book Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front, in which she talks about her tours in Afghanistan with the Air National Guard conducting search and rescue missions and efforts to eliminate the Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, a military policy that did not allow women in the armed services to serve in combat positions.

    •   Women in the Military
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  • French President Macron Address on Violence Against Women
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    French President Macron Address on Violence Against Women

    French President Emmanuel Macron marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women with an address highlighting the legislative approach he will take to change the culture toward women in France. President Macron previewed measures that his government would introduce in 2018 to combat violence against women that included fostering better awareness of gender equality in schools and workplaces, administering heavy fines for catcalling and verbal abuse toward women in public spaces, and the creation of an online reporting and support system for victims before formal charges are filed with police. ... Macron said promoting gender equality and combating sexual violence against women would be his government's top priority in the new year and said France could no longer be a country where women* are afraid to speak out or press charges.

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  • Senator McCain on Defense Programs
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    Senator McCain on Defense Programs

    He said that over the past three years, a total of 185 men and women in uniform had been killed in non combat* accidents.

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  • emBeyond Combatem
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    Beyond Combat

    Heather Marie Stur talked about her book, Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era, about the different roles played by both American and Vietnamese women during the Vietnam War. C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their "2016 LCV Cities Tour" in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, from March 24-30 to feature the history and literary life of the community. 

    •   Beyond combat
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  • emA Few Good Womenem
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    A Few Good Women

    Navy Nurse Corps (1962-1965 & 1989-1991) presents a history of American women in the armed forces. The author recalls the efforts made by women to fight alongside men in front line combat units and the current population of women who make up 15% of the U.S. military and hold the same positions as their male counterparts. ... Neidel-Greenlee co-wrote A Few Good Women with Evelyn Monahan, Women's Army Corps (1961-1967). She was the keynote speaker at the American Legion Post 644 Women Veterans Luncheon and Health Fair at the Cincinnati Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    •   A Few Good Women
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  • Discussion Focuses on Women in Combat Roles
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    Discussion Focuses on Women in Combat Roles

    Women in Combat

    The Institute of World Politics and the Foreign Policy Initiative hosted a discussion on women in combat. Naval Postgraduate School Professor Anna Simons talked about the challenges and changes to the military since the 2015 decision to allow women in combat units.

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  • Assistant Secretaries of State Discuss Efforts to Combat Terrorism
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    Assistant Secretaries of State Discuss Efforts to Combat Terrorism

    Combating Terrorism in the Middle East

    Three assistant secretaries of state talked about U.S. policy and efforts to combat terrorism around the globe.

      Women's Foreign Policy Group384 views
  • Hearing Examines Drug Cartels and Heroin Addiction
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    Drug Cartels and Heroin Addiction

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on combating drug trafficking and heroin abuse in the U.S. ... -Mexico drug interdiction efforts, strategies to combat* fentanyl abuse, and drug addiction treatments.

      Senate Foreign Relations | Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's Issues Committee 851 views
  • Women in the Military Panel 2
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    Women in the Military, Panel 2

    National Defense University hosted a forum on integrating women into U.S. military combat roles. Speakers in the second panel talked about how gender integration shapes the battlefield.

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  • Discussion on Women in the Military
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    Discussion on Women in the Military

    Women in the Military, Panel 1

    National Defense University hosted a forum on integrating women into U.S. military combat roles. Speakers in the first panel focused on the challenges and opportunities gender integration poses to the military.

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  • House Opioid Abuse Debate
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    House Opioid Abuse Debate

    The House debated a bill to combat opioid addiction. The legislation would set up grant programs for addiction prevention and recovery, treatment for pregnant women and babies born addicted to opioids, expand the availability of overdose-reversal drugs and set up a task force to recommend guidelines for doctors who prescribe opioids. ... The Senate passed its version of the bill in March.

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