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  • War in Afghanistan
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    War in Afghanistan

    Panelists discussed U.S. strategy for the Afghanistan war, the cost of operations, counterinsurgency goals, threats to regional security, and peace negotiations. They also responded to…

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  • emTerrorizing Ourselvesem
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    Terrorizing Ourselves

    Christopher Preble, a co-editor, and Paul Pillar, a contributor to the book, spoke about Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy is Failing and How to Fix It (Cato…

    277 views
  • US Strategy in Afghanistan
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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    A bipartisan group of scholars, business executives, former government officials and journalists known as the Afghanistan Study Group released a report on the war. It recommended changes in…

    194 views
  •  Obama Administration Counterterrorism Policy
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    Obama Administration Counterterrorism Policy

    Panelists talked about the first year of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies. Topics included the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253. Following their…

    106 views
  • Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan
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    Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

    Panelists spoke about spoke about U.S. policy in Afghanistan and counterinsurgency strategy. Among the topics they addressed were military troop levels needed to support a counterinsurgency…

    112 views
  • US Strategy in Afghanistan
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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    Witnesses testified about U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan, focusing on counterinsurgency, regional stability issues, and training of Afghan forces.

    239 views
  • US Policy in Afghanistan
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    U.S. Policy in Afghanistan

    Panelists assessed President Barack Obama’s policy options for Afghanistan. Among the issues they addressed were counter terrorism and counterinsurgency strategies, increased troop levels…

    175 views
  • Strategic Counterterrorism
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    Strategic Counterterrorism

    A panel discussion was held on U.S. counterterrorism strategies for the future as outlined in a new paper, “Strategic Counterterrorism,” written by Daniel Benjamin. Mr. Benjamin talked about the…

    69 views
  • US Policy Toward Iran
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    Military experts testified about regional and global threats from Iran and the possible consequences of U.S. military action on Iranian citizens. Topics included the stability of Iraq and…

    242 views
  • US Policy Toward Iraq
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to assess military policy and current conditions in Iraq. Witnesses testified about the roots of sectarian tensions in the country,…

    168 views
  • Intelligence Policy and the War in Iraq
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    Intelligence Policy and the War in Iraq

    Paul Pillar talked about U.S. intelligence policy and the war in Iraq. Mr. Pillar was the CIA National Intelligence Officer for Near East and South Asia from 2000-2005. In a recent article in…

    78 views
  • emThe Next Attack  The Failure of the War on Terrorem
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    The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror

    Daniel Benjamin and Steve Simon talked about their book The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right, published by Times Books. In the book, the authors…

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