282Nov 12, 2013
NATO Missile Defense
Panelists talked about the future of the NATO military alliance, and its missile defense capabilities. Panelists included a former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and several former Defense Department ...
2,529Apr 23, 2013
Targeted Killing of Terrorist Suspects Overseas
Military and policy experts testified on the the constitutional and statutory authority for targeted killings with aerial drones of American terrorist suspects overseas. In his opening remarks, ...
547Oct 31, 2012
Cyber Attack Scenario
Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair James Cartwright and others took part in a role-playing game as part of a cybersecurity conference. The participants pretended a foreign country had ...
652Jun 12, 2012
National Security and the Federal Budget
Government and private-sector defense industry experts spoke to reporters and answered questions about the potential effects of defense budget cuts on national security.
1,099Feb 23, 2012
U.S. Policy Options on Iran
Panelists discussed U.S. policy options available to address challenges posed by Iran’s nuclear program. Among the topics they addressed were the possibility of military action and likely ...
40Jul 14, 2011
Defense Department Cyber Security
Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn and General James Cartwright answered reporters question about the department’s new strategy for operating in cyberspace.
115Jul 14, 2011
Defense Department Cyberspace Strategy
Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn III and General James Cartwright, vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced the first Defense Department strategy for operating in ...
363Apr 21, 2011
Military Action Against Qadhafi Forces in Libya
Defense Secretary Robert Gates briefed reporters about the U.S. role in NATO’s military action against the forces of Moammar Qadhafi in Libya. He also announced plans to provide Libyan ...
90Feb 17, 2011
Secretary Clinton on Middle East Political Unrest
Following a meeting about Egypt with the vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and members of Congress, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she spoke about the need to avoid further violence ...
187Jan 28, 2011
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Implementation
Defense Department officials announced the department’s plan for implementing the repeal of its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays and lesbians serving in the ...
218Dec 16, 2010
Afghanistan-Pakistan Annual Review
General James E. Cartwright and Michèle Flournoy briefed reporters and answered questions concerning the Afghanistan-Pakistan Annual Review.
222Dec 16, 2010
Afghanistan and Pakistan Annual Review
President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates spoke to reporters about the White House Afghanistan and Pakistan strategy review. The review found that ...
1,795Dec 3, 2010
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy
Military branch chiefs testified on the results of the Department of Defense survey on repeal of the military “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy banning service by openly gay and ...
375Sep 29, 2010
Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives
Pentagon officials testified on Defense Department initiatives proposed by Secretary Robert Gates to more efficiently fund defense programs. One of the proposals included the elimination of the ...
329Sep 28, 2010
Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives
Pentagon officials testified about Defense Department initiatives proposed by Secretary Robert Gates to more efficiently fund defense programs. One of the proposals included the elimination of ...
484Apr 6, 2010
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy
Defense Secretary Robert Gates spoke to reporters about the just-released Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), a report mandated by Congress. He said potential threats around the world require the ...
208Sep 24, 2009
European Missile Defense
Witnesses testified on on President Obama’s decision to withdraw plans for a missile defense in Eastern Europe. Among the issues they addressed were strategic and technological factors in ...
147Sep 17, 2009
European Missile Defense Program
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman General James Cartwright answered questions about the cancellation of an European missile defense program. Secretary Gates ...
65Aug 13, 2009
Defense Department Briefing
Defense Secretary Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman General James Cartwright briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues including the Defense Department budget ...
401Apr 6, 2009
Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Department Budget Proposals
Secretary Gates talked about his proposed budget changes for the Department of Defense and outlined a $534 billion plan for fiscal year 2010. The proposed budget included increases for intelligence ...
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