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    Combating ISIS

    Former intelligence and diplomatic officials offered policy recommendations at a hearing on combating ISIS* in Iraq and Syria. Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell told committee members,…

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    Special Operations and Intelligence

    Former Defense Department officials talked about the role of special operations and intelligence in 21st century warfare and in the battles against al Qaeda and the ISIL.* Journalist Kimberly Dozier…

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    Intelligence and National Security

    Michael Vickers talked about the role of intelligence in national security. He focused on major challenges and how U.S. intelligence operations operate. Former Defense Undersecretary…

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    Fiscal Year 2015 Budget for Intelligence Activities

    The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities held a hearing on the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2015 for intelligence…

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    U.S. Efforts in Iraq

    General Odienero testified about U.S. operations in Iraq. He said that Congress should not lose sight of the gains in Iraq, even while turning its focus toward Afghanistan. He also spoke about…

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    Global Counterterrorism Network

    Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Vickers talked about the status of the War on Terror, the recent history of special operations and unconventional warfare, the role of counter-terrorism…

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    Transformation of the U.S. Marine Corps

    Panelists participated in a forum on the future of the U.S. Marine Corps. In their remarks they focused on military transformation efforts in response to the Department of Defense’s…

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    U.S. Special Operations Forces

    Mr. Vickers talked about the role of military special forces and how they may be used in possible military action. He is a former Green Beret special forces officer and a former CIA…

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    Defense Spending

    Mr. Thompson and Mr. Vickers talked about defense spending priorities and took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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    Defense Spending Issues

    Panelists examined current and future levels of defense spending. They discussed the proper level of defense spending in the post Cold War world and the relationship between changing…

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