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    Intelligence Research and Development

    Intelligence experts talked about challenges facing U.S. intelligence research and development and the private companies that conduct such work. Afterward, the president of George Washington University delivered remarks on his…

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    Homeland Security Threats

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, FBI Director James Comey and National Counterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen testified at a hearing on threats with which their agencies are…

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    Interview with Mary Roach

    Mary Roach talked about her book Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, in which she discusses the science that is used to improve the effectiveness and safety of America’s military.…

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    First Ladies' Support for the Military Community

    First lady Michelle Obama and her predecessor Laura Bush talked about their support for U.S. servicemembers, veterans, and their families. They spoke about their shared experiences raising…

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    U.S. Strategic Command Confirmation Hearing

    Air Force General John Hyten appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing for a confirmation of his nomination to be commander of U.S. Strategic Command. General Hyten…

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    National Security and Military Operations

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified at a hearing on military budget needs, particularly as it related to readiness across the…

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    Cybersecurity and the Asia-Pacific Region

    Computer security analysts talked about the one-year anniversary of the U.S-China agreement on combating such cyber crimes as state-sponsored computer hacking and theft of intellectual…

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    Intelligence and National Security

    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talked about intelligence gathering and national security threats. He discussed with David Ignatius efforts to combat ISIL*, saying the military strategy was…

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    Defense Policy in the Middle East

    Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Christopher Murphy (D-CT) talked about U.S-Saudi Arabia relations. The two senators drafted a resolution that disapproves of a pending arms sale of $1.15…

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    Veterans' Health Care

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about a report released by the Commission on Care with recommendations for improving the…

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    Defense Innovation

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and William Perry, Secretary Carter’s Clinton administration predecessor, talked about technology and innovation at the Pentagon. Secretary Carter said all ongoing…

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    Defense Budget

    Leaders of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force testified at a hearing on budgetary concerns for the Pentagon and member branches of the U.S. military. Topics included the possible impact…

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    Thomas Hicks on Voting Machine Cybersecurity

    Thomas Hicks talked about the security of electronic voting systems in the U.S., their vulnerability to hacking, and his U.S. Election Assistance Commission organization’s role in the past in helping states to upgrade…

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    Panel Discussion on the Military and War

    Authors talked about writing about the military and war. Panelists included Larry Siems, editor of Guantanamo Diary, and Molly Crabapple, author of Drawing Blood. The discussion was moderated by Greg…

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    Jihad Dhiab v. Barack Obama Oral Argument

    A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in a dispute between the media and the Obama administration. The Associated Press and 15 other media organizations were…

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    Foreign Policy and Libertarian Principles, Part 2

    Libertarian policy scholars and bloggers talked about various aspects of their push for less government. They discussed fiscal policy, conscientious objection to compulsory military…

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    Congress and Campaign 2016

    Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) talked about legislation being considered by the House to make the Department of Veterans Affairs more accountable. He also talked about his efforts to…

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    Cybersecurity and the Energy Sector

    Current and former information technology executives from three Cabinet-level agencies were among the speakers at a forum on cybersecurity in the energy sector. They discussed public and private…

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    Future of the Militiary

    Gideon Rose discusses his story, “Tomorrow’s Military,” in Foreign Affairs magazine, about how the U.S armed forces might adjust and adapt to a changing battlefield environment. This program was part…

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    Veterans' Affairs Accountability Legislation

    Leo Shane talked about the Department of Veterans Affairs accountability bill being debated on the House floor that week. The measure allowed for the firing or demotion of department…

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