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  • David Vine on emBase Nationem
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    Base Nation

    David Vine talked about his book Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World. He questioned the necessity of the 800 military bases the U.S. maintains around the…

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  • Global Threats to US Security
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    Global Threats to U.S. Security

    Admiral Cecil Haney, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, talked about the role of strategic deterrence in the 21st century. Topics included emerging threats, unrest in the Middle East and Eastern…

    276 views
  • emRogue States and Nuclear Outlawsem
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    Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws

    Michael Klare discussed his book, Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws: America’s Search for a New Foreign Policy, published by Hill and Wang. The book focuses on the first full-scale critical…

    252 views
  • After Words with Jeremy Scahill
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    After Words with Jeremy Scahill

    Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill talked about his book, Blackwater: The Rise of The World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, published by Nation Books. He described Blackwater U.S.A., a private company that has provided military…

    295 views
  • Global Maritime Strategy Initiatives
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    Global Maritime Strategy Initiatives

    The panel of military leaders spoke about naval strategy and the use of seapower in U.S. foreign policy. The focused on improving international cooperation, restoring the Marine Corps…

    155 views
  • Homosexuals in the Military
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    Homosexuals in the Military

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell spoke on “National Security in a Changing World,” on the American University campus. General Powell focused on the challenges to national security in…

    134 views
  • emThe Pentagons New Mapem
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    The Pentagon's New Map

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  • Training of Iraqi Security Forces
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    Training of Iraqi Security Forces

    Military commanders testified about training programs, issues surrounding U.S. efforts to properly train Iraqi security forces, and recommendation by the Iraq Study Group that more training…

    125 views
  • emThe Jasons  The Secret History of Sciences Postwar Eliteem
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    The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite

    Ann Finkbeiner talked about her book The Jasons: The Secret History of Science’s Postwar Elite, published by Viking. She explained how, in 1960, the Defense Department secretly assembled a group of…

    206 views
  • Defense Issues
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    Defense Issues

    Secretary Rumsfeld talks about President Bush fs State of the Union speech and about the Quarterly Defense Review scheduled for release on February 6. Among the issues he addressed were the…

    29 views
  • Army Force Structure Update
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    Army Force Structure Update

    Army and Reserve officials spoke to reporters about U.S. Army force structure and proposed organizational changes due to be released in the Quadrennial Defense Review the following day.…

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  • Military Draft
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    Military Draft

    The Center for American Progress hosted a discussion on whether a military draft was necessary to meet overseas military commitments. An article in the Washington Monthly had argued that an…

    115 views
  • Defense Global Posture Review
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    Defense Global Posture Review

    Military commanders testified about force strength, overseas deployments, and military transformation to combat emerging threats. They also talked about operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, adapting…

    147 views
  • Transformation to a Changing World
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    Transformation to a Changing World

    Military service chiefs talked about transforming the U.S. military to meet future challenges to national and international security. Among the topics they addressed were force integration,…

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  • Unified Command Structure
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    Unified Command Structure

    Secretary Rumsfeld and General Myers spoke to reporters about a plan to reorganize the military in order to meet contemporary and future threats to national security. The plan included…

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  • PostCold War Military
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    Post-Cold War Military

    Representative Les Aspin is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He spoke about the new national security issues confronting the United States in the 1990's. He also discussed…

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  • Post Cold War Strategies
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    Post Cold War Strategies

    A panel discussed activism in the post cold war era. The topic of the discussion was: Informing our Activism After the Cold War.

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