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  • Secretary Pompeo Testifies at International Narcotics Control Hearing
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    Senate Hearing on Combating Drug Trafficking

    Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) convened a hearing on how the U.S. can better aid international narcotics control efforts. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and panel…

  • Representative Adam Schiff Discusses Russian ElectionYear Hacking
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    Russian Hacking and U.S. Elections

    House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) and former federal officials talked about Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election campaign and related cybersecurity…

  • Senators Consider Threats to the US
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    National Security Threats

    FBI Director James Comey, National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen, and acting Homeland Security Secretary Rand Beers testified on national security threats. They said that cyber attacks…

  • Secretary Janet Napolitano Farewell Ceremony
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    Secretary Janet Napolitano Farewell Ceremony

    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano spoke at a farewell ceremony. The former New Mexico governor was preparing to become the president of the University of California system…

  • NSA Chief Testifies at Cybersecurity Hearing
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    Cybersecurity and Government Surveillance

    Senior cybersecurity officials testified on their efforts to protect the U.S. from cyber attacks. Much of the hearing focused on leaks revealing the extent of domestic phone surveillance by the…

  • Chemical Facility AntiTerrorism Standards Program
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    Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program

    House Republicans and Democrats questioned the Homeland Security department about a leaked memo detailing problems at the agency in charge of chemical facility security. Department of…

  • HighRisk Chemical Facilities Regulation
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    High-Risk Chemical Facilities Regulation

    Witnesses testified about a rule that imposed comprehensive federal security regulations for high-risk chemical facilities. They focused on a leaked memo detailing problems at the agency in…

  • Cyber Security in the Information Age
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    Cyber Security in the Information Age

    Cyber security representatives from the Defense and Homeland Security Departments and a former Facebook security chief talked about emerging cyber attack threats. They also focused on a…

  • States and Cybersecurity
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    States and Cybersecurity

    Security experts talked about homeland security issues facing state and local governments, focusing on the threat to the computer and Internet infrastructure. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley called…

  • Travel Restrictions on Terrorist Suspects
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    Travel Restrictions on Terrorist Suspects

    Witnesses testified about law enforcement operations and programs as well as the effectiveness of efforts to stop travel by terrorists since the enactment of the Intelligence Reform and…

  • McCain Campaign Foreign Policy Agenda
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    McCain Campaign Foreign Policy Agenda

    During a multi-part progressive assessment of Senator McCain’s presidential campaign, panelists spoke about his foreign policy agenda. Among the topics they addressed were U.S. Iraq policy,…

  • US Policy in Iraq
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    U.S. Policy in Iraq

    U.S. Representative Tom Davis and others attended the Americans Against Escalation in Iraq’s “Take a Stand” town hall meeting held at the Accotink Unitarian Church to explain the U.S. policy in…

  • US Strategy in Iraq
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    U.S. Strategy in Iraq

    A panel discussion was moderated by Rand Beers among the authors of three recent reports about possible post-surge U.S. strategies in Iraq. After their presentations the participants responded to audience members' questions. Brian…

  • Counterterrorism After September 11
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    Counterterrorism After September 11

    Scholars, political administrators, and journalists discuss the state of U.S. counterterrorism strategies and the changes federal programs have undergone since 2001.

  • US Intelligence on the Middle East
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    U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East

    Experts talked about the need for gathering intelligence in the Middle East and the reasons it is needed. Many examples of successful and unsuccessful intelligence were described, using…

  • New American Strategies for Security and Peace
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    New American Strategies for Security and Peace

    Panelists talked about U.S. security strategy and America’s instruments of power and agenda of reform, including the limits of economic and military power. Rep. Leach served as moderator.…

  • Illegal Drugs and Global Terrorism
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    Illegal Drugs and Global Terrorism

    Witnesses testified about the connections between the drug trade and terrorism. Among the issues they addressed were funding terrorist operations through drug trafficking, anti-drug efforts…

  • US Missionary Plane Accident Investigation
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    U.S. Missionary Plane Accident Investigation

    Mr. Beers talked to reporters about an investigation by U.S. and Peruvian authorities into the April 20th attack on a U.S. airplane carrying missionaries over Peru. As part of the briefing…

  • Counterdrug Initiatives
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    Counterdrug Initiatives

    Witnesses testified about U.S. efforts to curb drug trafficking in the hemisphere. They talked about the newly renamed Andean Anti-drug Initiative, aid to Colombia and the region, law…

  • Criminal Threats to the US
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    Criminal Threats to the U.S.

    Officials briefed reporters on administration efforts to curb international crime threatening U.S. interests. Among the topics they addressed were international narcotics trafficking,…

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