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    Democratic Platform Drafting Committee Hearing, Day 2 Afternoon Session

    The 2016 Democratic Platform Drafting Committee held its second day of hearings to listen to party officials and policy experts on education, jobs, and the economy. “Moving America Forward:…

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    Defense Authorization

    Lawrence Korb and Thomas Donnelly talked about President Obama’s veto of the $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), aand the state of defense funding and U.S. military…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy issues. Topics included U.S. leadership and power in the world, lessons learned from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and future relations with…

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    Military Role in Combating Terrorism

    Panelists talked about the role of military forces in combating terrorist organizations around the world. Topics included current threats from *ISIS, the legal basis for authorizing military force, and…

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    Defense Department Restructuring

    Think tank representatives from across the political spectrum talked about defense spending and the competing plans from the president and Congress to cut spending while maintaining…

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    Alleged Iranian Covert Operations

    Witnesses testified on recent allegations that Iran attempted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the U.S., and Iran’s other international covert operations. Among the topis they addressed…

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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address Forum

    The Cato Institute held a forum in honor of the 50th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell address in which he spoke to about the military-industrial complex. President Eisenhower’s granddaughter Susan…

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    Future Peace Efforts in Afghanistan

    Foreign policy experts talked about Afghanistan President Karzai’s leadership and ways the United States could negotiate peace in Afghanistan. Other topics included the Taliban, al-Qaida,…

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    U.S. Military Action in Libya

    Lawrence Korb talked about the current situation in Libya as well as the so-called “Obama doctrine” and how the administration’s strategy on foreign relations is forming into an…

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    Peace in Afghanistan

    The co-chairs of the Century Foundation’s International Task Force on Afghanistan talked about the release of the group’s report on the prospects for peace in Afghanistan. In their remarks…

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    Defense Spending Cuts

    The Sustainable Defense Task Force presented the findings of its report on the Pentagon’s possible contribution to deficit reduction. They focused on recommendations for areas in which…

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    Obama Administration Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    The Center for American Progress hosted a forum on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Retired General James Jones, national security adviser for the Obama administration, called on Pakistan to fight with more urgency…

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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address

    The panel talked about the background and importance of President Eisenhower’s farewell address when he left office in 1960. They focused on his statements about the development of a…

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    Cost of Afghanistan War

    Lawrence Korb talked about the Center for American Progress report on paying for the Afghanistan war being, being released later that day. He also responded to telephone calls and…

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    Status of War in Afghanistan

    Lawrence Korb talked about the situation in Afghanistan, including General Stanley McChrystal’s recommendation that the U.S. send 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan. He also discussed reports that…

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    Lawrence Korb on Afghanistan

    Lawrence Korb talked about the new U.S. policy in Afghanistan. He responded to telephone calls and electronic correspondence.

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    Judging George W. Bush

    Panelists presented papers at a symposium on the George W. Bush presidency. William Galston presented his paper, “Missed Opportunities: Conflict and Polarization in the Bush Years.” Al Felzenberg spoke on why he…

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    Foreign Policy and the Bush Presidency

    Panelists presented papers at a symposium on the George W. Bush presidency. In a portion of the symposium focusing on foreign policy issues, Lawrence Korb spoke about “Forging an American Empire,” and Tom…

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    Obama National Security Team

    Lawrence Korb talked about President-elect Obama’s formal announcement of his national security team yesterday, including his choices for Secretary of State (Senator Hillary Clinton),…

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    Iraqi Budget Surplus

    Witnesses testified about the current Iraqi budget surplus, Iraqi political governance, and levels of U.S. financial assistance to Iraq. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that…

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