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    Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    General James Mattis (Retired) spoke about a number of topics at his confirmation hearing, including U.S.-NATO relations, Russia, U.S. intelligence reliability, the defense budget, and military readiness. On NATO,…

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    Collision

    Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen talked about his novel, Collision.

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    U.S.-China Relations

    Former Defense Secretaries Harold Brown, William Perry, William Cohen, and Chuck Hagel talked about U.S.-China relations, as well as lessons learned during their tenure at the Pentagon. Topics included…

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    Defense and National Security

    Former Defense Secretary William Cohen talked about U.S. security challenges and the impact of budget cuts. He criticized President Obama foreign policy strategy and said the U.S. needs to…

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    Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman

    Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a…

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    After Words with Hugh Shelton

    The fourteenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shares the story of his military career and life in the administrations of two presidents of different parties. He discussed his life…

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    U.S.-Arab Defense Cooperation

    Participants spoke about U.S. military efforts and multilateral cooperation with Arab countries.

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    After Words with Bill and Janet Cohen

    In summer 2008, the Cohens conducted a forum on race relations in America with a long list of participants. That forumis encapsulated in their book, which they discussed with civil rights…

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    Race and Reconciliation in America, Part 3

    Douglas Blackmon talked about his book, Slavery by Another Name, which details the age of “neo-slavery” that he asserts took place between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War II. Marc Titus and…

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    50th Anniversary of the Korean War Ceremony

    President Clinton attended a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Speakers noted the accomplishments of American and South Korean troops in repelling the…

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    Race and Reconciliation in America, Part 1

    Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and his wife, playwright Janet Langhart Cohen, hosted a conference at the National Press Club on “Race and Reconciliation in America.” They are the…

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    U.S.-China Economic Relations

    A dinner at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel concluded two days of sessions of the Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) between senior officials from the United States and China to discuss…

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    Dragon Fire

    Former Secretary of Defense Cohen was interviewed about his novel, Dragon Fire, published by Forge Books.

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    2006 Midterm Elections

    Former Governor Blanchard moderated a panel on the 2006 midterm elections, predicted outcomes of several election campaigns, and the possibility of a shift in majority leadership to the…

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    Dragon Fire

    Former Secretary of Defense Cohen talked about his novel, Dragon Fire, published by Forge Books. The book follows the adventures of a fictional secretary of Defense. Secretary Cohen also…

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    Dragon Fire

    Former Secretary Cohen talked about his newest fiction book, Dragon Fire.

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    News and Documentary Emmy Awards

    The 26th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were presented by the National Television Academy at a black-tie ceremony at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York City. Newsmakers and…

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    Joint Chiefs of Staff 50th Anniversary

    After a parade of troops from all four branches of military service, President Clinton and others spoke about the history of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the impact that its formation had…

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    American Leadership in the World

    Mr. Gergen moderated a discussion on America' leadership role in the world. Among the topics addressed were threats by terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, multilateral efforts to…

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    Leadership in Government

    Mr. Cohen spoke about his experiences as a congressman and Secretary of Defense, and how those experiences shaped his leadership style. He also discussed the September 11 Commission’s…

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