Linda Robinson discusses her recently released Council Special Report, The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces, which calls for conceptual, institutional, and operational changes to reorient U.S. special operations forces to ensure that they are employed to best effect.
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Fawzia Koofi, Afghan Member of Parliament, women's rights activist, and presidential candidate, speaks about what to expect for Afghanistan after U.S. troops withdraw in 2014.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chief of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 7, 2013, about the September attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya and the response of the Defense Department. Panetta's and Dempsey's prepared remarks and video of the hearing are available on the Committee's website.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 23, 2013, about the September attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya and the response of the State Department.
President Obama and Vice President Biden made these remarks about reducing gun violence on January 16, 2013, before the signing of executive orders which strengthen the background check system, support mental health professionals report threats, and help schools hire more officers and develop emergency preparedness plans.
The independent report of the Accountability Review Board examines the circumstances surrounding the September 11-12, 2012, killings of four U.S. government personnel in Benghazi, Libya.
Mitt Romney's response to the recent anti-American protests are passed off as foolish, simple political rhetoric, writes David Horsey.
The Department of Homeland Security published this report in November, 2011. The preparedness system plan is part of Presidential Policy Directive 8 regarding national preparedness, and is "designed to guide domestic efforts of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors and the public, the National Preparedness System includes guidance for planning, organization, equipment, training and exercises needed to build and maintain domestic capabilities in support of the National Preparedness Goal."
Richard A. Falkenrath, John McLaughlin, and Juan Zarate discuss the extent to which the U.S. is still vulnerable, as part of a CFR symposium, 9/11: Ten Years Later.
A new multimedia interactive from CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance program illustrates the shortcomings of global counterterrorism efforts and offers options for strengthening the regime.
CFR Senior Fellow Paul B. Stares offers crisis preparedness solutions to help the Obama administration reduce its chances of being blindsided by future uprisings, as it was by the Arab Spring.
Jagdish N. Bhagwati argues in favor of reinstating ROTC at Columbia.
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Captain Stacy A. Pedrozo testifies before the House of Representatives U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission on China's active defense strategy and its regional impact.
Laurie Garrett and Captain Eustaquio Castro-Mendoza, USN, discuss the steps that must be taken to protect Haiti, still recovering from the earthquake, from the coming hurricane season.
Eric Schwartz, Assistant Secretary of State For Population, Refugees and Migration, and Paul Stares, Senior Fellow For Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council On Foreign Relations and Co-Author Of CFR special Report, "Enhancing U.S. Preventive Action," discuss how the U.S. and the international community can respond more effectively to future crises.
Stephen E. Flynn and Irwin Redlener argue that the United States would fail a pandemic preparedness stress test.
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly details the counterterrorism methods employed by the New York City Police Department for terrorist attack prevention and response.
Listen to New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly detail the counterterrorism methods employed by the New York City Police Department for terrorist attack prevention and response.
Watch New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly detail the counterterrorism methods employed by the New York City Police Department for terrorist attack prevention and response.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More
A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More