The Pentagon's strategic review sets the stage for a new era of restraint in U.S. military spending and a focus on priorities in Asia. CFR's Richard K. Betts and Max Boot discuss the challenges facing the U.S. military and the implications for U.S. defense policy.
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Representative Kay Granger (R-TX) discusses the changing environment in the Middle East, focusing on Israel's future relations with Egypt and its other neighbors.
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Michèle Flournoy, under secretary of defense for policy at the U.S. Department of Defense, discusses America's strategy in Afghanistan.
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Stanley A. McChrystal, former commander of the United States and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan and Joint Special Operations Command's premier military counterterrorism force, discusses his experiences in Afghanistan.
This meeting is part of the HBO History Makers series.
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Osama bin Laden's killing by U.S. forces in Pakistan raises questions about the U.S. relationship with Pakistan and the war in Afghanistan. CFR Senior Fellows Stephen Biddle and Daniel Markey discuss the implications of bin Laden's death on U.S. policy and the continued challenges in the region.
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Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs commentator at Financial Times, and Joseph S. Nye Jr., university distinguished service professor at Harvard Kennedy School, discuss new variables that are changing America’s foreign policy strategies including the diffusion of power as technology empowers nonstate and nongovernmental actors, as well as the power transition from West to East.
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Richard G. Lugar discusses the wide range of policy issues facing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
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CFR's Micah Zenko discusses with students secret military operations undertaken by the United States over the past twenty years, their successes and failures, and reasons why they were used, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
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Former secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright analyzes how transatlantic relations will evolve and why NATO remains relevant today.
This meeting was the annual John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture.
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Listen to CFR expert Daniel Markey, just returned from a trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan, discuss current U.S. policy toward the region.
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Listen to Michèle Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, walk through the Department of Defense's review of national defense strategy and priorities.
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Listen to Stephen Biddle and Kim Barker discuss U.S. strategy in Afghanistan in light of the release of General McChrystal's Afghan strategy report.
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Listen to CFR President Richard N. Haass discuss his new book, War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars.
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Listen to William J. Fallon, former commander of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Pacific Command, reflect on his career and the lessons learned from the conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
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Listen to Bruce Walter MacDonald, senior director, Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, discuss China's space, counterspace, and satellite programs and their implications for U.S.-China relations.
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Listen to Stephen Biddle, senior fellow for defense policy at CFR, discuss his recent Foreign Affairs article, "How to Leave a Stable Iraq," with students as part of the CFR Academic Conference Call Series.
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Listen to the Council's Senior Fellow for National Security Studies Max Boot discuss his new book War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today.
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Listen to Former Head of the National Security Council Giora Eiland discuss Israel's foreign policy decisions, the relationship between political and military leadership, and how this has affected the war in Lebanon and the broader Middle East.
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Listen to experts discuss the impact of the Iraq war on U.S. alliances with Europe and Asia.
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