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  • Experts Discuss NATOs Missile Defense
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    NATO Missile Defense

    Panelists talked about the future of the NATO military alliance, and its missile defense capabilities. Panelists included a former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and several former Defense Department…

  • Foreign Policy Challenges in the PostCold War World
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    Foreign Policy Challenges in the Post-Cold War World

    Panelists spoke about U.S. foreign policy since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Among the topics they addressed were their experience with defense planning in the post-Cold War era, how…

  • Challenges of AsianPacific Security
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    Challenges of Asian-Pacific Security

    Admiral Timothy Keating, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, talked about the current security challenges in the Pacific, including North Korea’s recent nuclear tests and missile launches, ensuring…

  • National Security Policy
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    National Security Policy

    At a conference titled “National Security Archives: Celebrating 20 Years of Keeping Government Honest,” a panel discussion was held on the war in Iraq. Panelists discussed the United…

  • US Intelligence Reform
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    U.S. Intelligence Reform

    Moderated by Mr. Marcus, experts in intelligence and counter-terrorism policy talked about the September 11 Commission Report and the 2004 changes enacted by Congress in the intelligence…

  • Rebuilding Iraqi Police Force and Military
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    Rebuilding Iraqi Police Force and Military

    Mr. Slocombe spoke to reporters about efforts to rebuild Iraq’s police force and military in order to improve security in the country. He also talked about the size and role of a new Iraqi…

  • Attack on the USS Cole
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    Attack on the USS Cole

    Witnesses testified about a terrorist attack on the USS Cole while it was refueling in Yemen and about intelligence reports warning of a possible attack in the region. In sometimes…

  • Strategic  Nuclear Force Requirements
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    Strategic Nuclear Force Requirements

    Military officials testified about potential strategic arms reduction agreements between the U.S. and Russia. Among the issues they addressed were the strategic implications of such action,…

  • Yugoslavia Peace Agreement
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    Yugoslavia Peace Agreement

    Secretaries Cohen and Slocumb and General Ralston briefed reporters on the signing of the peace agreement with Yugoslavia. They answered media questions and showed charts and maps.

  • NATO Military in Yugoslavia
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    NATO Military in Yugoslavia

    Undersecretary Slocombe and General Clark testified that NATO forces might be used to strike Serbian forces in Kosovo should Serbian leadership not sign peace accords negotiated in France.…

  • US Role in Kosovo
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    U.S. Role in Kosovo

    Undersecretary Pickering testified about potentially sending ground forces to the Kosovo region of Yugoslavia as part of a NATO peace-keeping mission. He told the committee that such action may be required…

  • US Policy Towards Iraq
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    U.S. Policy Towards Iraq

    Witnesses testified about U.S. strategy in combating Iraqi aggression towards U.S. military forces in the region. General Zinni testified that he was wary of plans to arm opposition forces in Iraq because…

  • Defense Department News Briefing
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    Defense Department News Briefing

    Mr. Slocomb and Mr. Hill briefed the press on the details of the military aspects of the multinational efforts to stop Serbian aggression in former Yugoslavia. They stated that the operation “can…

  • UN Intervention in Somalia
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    U.N. Intervention in Somalia

    Mr. Slocombe testified concerning the ongoing U.N. operation in Somalia and the effort to promote a stable government prior to the total withdrawal of troops on or by March 31, 1993.

  • INF Treaty
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    INF Treaty

    The committee continued hearings on a treaty between the U.S. and the Soviet Union to eventually phase out intermediate and short range missiles.

  • Democratic National Committee Hearing
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    Democratic National Committee Hearing

    The Democratic National Committee held a public hearing to hear testimony on national defense, arms control and other issues. Note: There is some video breakup during the program.