Foreign Policy

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 08:28

Agenda:

House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing regarding effectiveness of the U.S. foreign assistance. 

Witnesses:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:18
Agenda: 
The House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding FY 2015 Budget request for the U.S. Special Operations Command. 
Witnesses:
The Honorable Michael D. Lumpkin
Assistant Secretary of Defense, Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD/SOLIC)
 
General Joseph L. Votel
Commander
U.S. Special Operations Command
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 08:41
Agenda
To receive testimony on U.S. Northern Command and U.S Southern Command  in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2016  and the Future Years Defense Program.
 
Witnesses
Admiral William E. Gortney, USN
Commander, U.S. Northern Command And Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command
 
General John F. Kelly, USMC
Commander, U.S. Southern Command
 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 07:06
President Ghani and his team have a major task ahead of them reversing the damaged relationship between the two countries and rebuilding goodwill in the United States. Besides repairing the damaged relationship, the Afghan delegation should try to secure long-term economic assistance and security guarantees from the United States.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:46

Agenda:

House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding President's Authorization for the Use of Military Force against Islamic State. 

Witnesses: 

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 11:53

Agenda:

A hearing  that will examine the U.S. national security implications of the President’s Cuba policy change and potential vulnerabilities to Americans as a result.

Witnesses: 

Mr. Chris Simmons
Editor
Cuba Confidential

Mr. Fernando Menéndez
Senior Fellow
Center for a Secure Free Society

José Azel, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies
University of Miami

The Honorable Dennis K. Hays
Director
The Emergence Group

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10:26
The United States has a new policy on unmanned aircraft systems. But the rest of the world may not like it -- and for good reason. The State Department has released a new policy on military drone exports, thereby settling what had been an exhaustive interagency review that was prompted primarily by drone manufacturers seeking clarity about what countries they could export to.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 08:14
A lot has happened in the last years that has emboldened some of the extremists. It’s something that Pakistan is deeply concerned about. U.S. looks forward to continuing the cooperative effort on the economy as well as the cooperative effort in counterterrorism and democracy building.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 07:58
The rise of violent extremism represents the pre-eminent challenge of the young 21st century. Military force is a rational and often necessary response to the wanton slaughters of children, mass kidnappings of schoolgirls, and beheading of innocents.
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 07:35
American military officials said the intelligence seized in the raid was possibly as significant as the information found in the computer and documents of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, after members of the Navy SEALs killed him in 2011.

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