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    U.S. Policy Toward Syria

    The Center for the National Interest hosted a discussion on potential U.S. policy options in Syria. The panelists discussed the importance of defeating ISIS* rather than removing Syrian…

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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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    U.S.-Iran Relations

    David Rothkopf and Dov Zakheim talked about Iran and other Middle East issues East issues have influenced American politics. They discussed a potential nuclear agreement with Iran, its impact on U.S.…

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    Military Retirement and Compensation Changes

    Members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission testified on their efforts to make changes to pensions, health care, and retirement compensation for members of…

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    Defense Budget and Strategy

    Former Pentagon officials spoke about defense policy and future military strategy, focusing on ways in which budget decisions could affect future operations and global strategy. Dov Zakheim…

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    Obama and Romney Defense Policy

    Obama and Romney respective national security campaign advisers Michele Flournoy and Dov Zakheim answered questions on defense issues from military reporters. Among other topics they…

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    National Security and the 2012 Election

    National security advisers to the Romney and Obama campaigns talked about where the presidential candidates stand on the major foreign policy and defense issues. Topics included recent events in the…

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    Palestinian Statehood

    As the United Nations Security Council formally considered Palestine’s statehood bid, experts discussed the implications of the long-standing conflict with Israel on the U.S. and international…

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    Wartime Contracting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

    Members of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan testified on the findings in their final report which noted that between $30 and $60 billion had been lost due to…

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    Wartime Contracting

    Witnesses testified on waste, fraud, and abuse in wartime contracting. They also talked about the work and recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. In her remarks, Senator Claire…

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    Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan Final Report

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan issued its final report, finding over $30 billion in waste and fraud from U.S.-funded contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last…

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    Contracting Support of U.S. Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy on the department’s contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among the topics he addressed were the transition of authority to civilian control for Iraq…

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    Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting continued its investigation into how U.S. tax dollars were spent on contracting projects in Afghanistan and Iraq. Witnesses focused on reconstruction…

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    Defense Department Budget and Contracting

    Defense Undersecretary for Acquisitions Ashton Carter testified on the Defense Department’s efforts to cut costs on federal contracts, increase competition, and improve Pentagon acquisition…

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    Contractor Performance and Suspensions in Iraq and Afghanistan, Panel 1

    The independent and bipartisan federal Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan held a hearing on the effectiveness of government’s tools to hold contractors accountable…

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    Contractor Performance and Suspensions in Iraq and Afghanistan, Panel 2

    The independent and bipartisan federal Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan held a hearing on the effectiveness of government’s tools to hold contractors accountable…

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    Afghanistan Construction Projects

    Officials from companies that received contracts for work in Afghanistan testified on problems with planning, costs, delays, and host-nation sustainability of construction projects.

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    Wartime Contracts and Private Security Firms

    Witnesses testified on the role and oversight of more than 40,000 private security contractors supporting U.S. operations in Southwest Asia.

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    Subcontracting Risks in Combat Zones, Prime Contractors

    Primary contractors testified about their business practices, use of subcontractors, and the effectiveness of their work in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Subcontracting Risks in Combat Zones, Government Panel

    Government officials testified about the effectiveness and oversight of contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. They focused on a review of prime contractors' billing and cost records which…

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