705Sep 10, 2012
Defense Policy and the 2012 Presidential Election
Participants talked about the differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney in defense department policy and national security. Among the topics they addressed were approaches to economic ...
618Jul 3, 2012
Afghanistan War Transition
Panelists talked about about the complexities of development objectives in Afghanistan. Ron Neumann in his remarks said that the U.S. is hurting its own cause by not projecting “an image ...
183Jun 29, 2012
Afghan Security Forces
Military experts testified before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the progress of Afghan security forces as NATO forces are scheduled to withdraw from the ...
338Jun 26, 2012
Prospects for Defense Spending Cuts
Panelists talked about Defense Department budget cuts set for January 2013 as a result of sequestration. Sequestration refers to the automatic federal budget cuts required by the Budget Control ...
486Jun 26, 2012
Senator Ayotte on Defense Spending Cuts
Senate Armed Services Committee Member Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution event on the implications of Defense Department budget cuts set for January 2013 as a ...
895Mar 12, 2012
Book Discussion on Bending History
Robert Kagan moderated a discussion with the three co-authors of Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy. They talked about President Obama’s foreign policy successes and ...
574Jan 30, 2012
National Security Symposium, Opening Session
General David Petraeus, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and Michael O’Hanlon spoke at the Reserve Officers Association Symposium. They talked about meeting national security challenges ...
273Dec 12, 2011
U.S. Strategy Toward Asia and Pacific Region
Experts talked about U.S. strategy in the Asia Pacific region. Among the top[ics they addressed were recent agreements with several Pacific Rim nations for military cooperation with the U.S., ...
475Nov 21, 2011
Deficit Reduction Committee Recommendations
Panelists talked about their recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.
355Aug 12, 2011
Federal Deficit and National Security
The Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion examining the impact of the deficit reduction deal on American national security and foreign policy. They said tax reform that increases ...
1,279Jun 6, 2011
Afghan Security Forces Training
Lieutenant General William Caldwell, commander of the NATO training mission in Afghanistan, spoke and was interviewed by Michael O’Hanlon about the training of Afghanistan’s army and ...
969May 26, 2011
Future of the U.S. Marine Corps
Marine Corps Commandant James Amos was interviewed by Michael O’Hanlon at the Brookings Institution. General Amos talked about U.S. challenges in Afghanistan, and the military budget.
1,010Mar 28, 2011
U.S. Military Intervention in Libya
Panelists talked about the implications of U.S. military actions in Libya. Among the issues they addressed were the purpose of the mission, the constitutionality of U.S. involvement in the ...
643Mar 18, 2011
General Petraeus on Operations in Afghanistan
General David Petraeus, who was in Washington D.C., for the week to testify before Congress, talked about the status of the war in Afghanistan. During the interview he talked about the war ...
199Jan 12, 2011
Defense Industry and the Economy
Panelists talked about the links between the defense and commercial sectors of the U.S. economy and the critical need for engineers and scientists in the U.S. to remain globally ...
338Dec 22, 2010
U.S. Defense Budget
Brookings Institution scholars talked about the need to reduce the U.S. defense budget, and its impact on the national debt and national security. Topics included weapons modernization and ...
220Nov 29, 2010
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
Academics talked about the prospects of Senate passage of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
414Sep 7, 2010
Military Modernization in India
Participants talked about India’s military and military strategy. The co-authors of a new book on India’s military were among a panel of analysts who spoke about their predictions ...
218Aug 24, 2010
U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan
A former Pakistani ambassador and scholars on Afghanistan and Pakistan talked about the state of the U.S. mission and the future of international involvement in the military and civilian effort in ...
230Mar 29, 2010
Nuclear Arms Control
Panelists talked about the findings of a joint study by the liberal-leaning Brookings Institution and conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute study on the future of nuclear arms ...
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