338Oct 27, 2013
U.S. Military in Afghanistan
Michael O’Hanlon talked about violence in the Afghanistan, discussions between the U.S. and Afghanistan regarding U.S. military presence after 2014, and the readiness of Afghans to take ...
781Sep 5, 2013
President Obama, Congress, and Military Action in Syria
Former State and Defense Department officials and a former CIA analyst talked about the possibility of U.S. military strikes on Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons against ...
270Aug 6, 2013
Defense Department Budget Cuts
Defense experts talked about the Pentagon’s review of the ten-year effects of President Obama’s military budget reduction plan along with the sequestration-based cuts as mandated in the ...
417Jun 19, 2013
Joint Strike Fighter Program
Defense Department officials testified on the cost, schedule, and performance of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
19Jun 3, 2013
Defense Department Restructuring
Think tank representatives from across the political spectrum talked about defense spending and the competing plans from the president and Congress to cut spending while maintaining readiness and ...
605May 29, 2013
State of the Marine Corps
Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos talked about the future of the Marine Corps. After his remarks he was interviewed by Mr. O’Hanlon and responded to questions from members ...
314Apr 15, 2013
U.S. Response to North Korean Threats
Foreign policy experts talked about North Korea, recent escalation of tensions prompted by threats of a North Korean missile test, and how the United States should adjust foreign policy toward the ...
360Mar 25, 2013
Operations in Afghanistan
General John Allen talked about his time from mid-2011 through February 2013 as commander of the U.S. and NATO mission in Afghanistan. Topics included the progress by the Afghan National ...
330Mar 24, 2013
U.S. Missile Defense Capability
Michael O’Hanlon talked about the U.S. missile defense capability. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the 30th anniversary of President ...
281Feb 15, 2013
Future of the U.S. Army
General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed were the potential of budget sequestration, the future size and readiness capabilities of the U.S. ...
129Feb 1, 2013
Lifting Combat Restrictions for Women Panel
Panelists, including men and women who served in the military, talk about their experiences with integration, and give their recommendations on how best to proceed now that the restriction on women ...
1,833Jan 28, 2013
Special Operations and Iraq
General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) talked about the evolution of the Joint Special Operations Command and the pursuit of al-Qaeda in Iraq, in particular the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Bruce ...
513Jan 7, 2013
Defense Spending and National Security
Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of Defense Department sequestration budget cuts on national security, including the possibility of lost ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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