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May 16, 2018

Military Operations
Authorizing the Use of Military Force: S.J. Res. 59

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, John B. Bellinger III assessed S.J. Res. 59, "Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2018."

A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment shields himself from the rotor wash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after being dropped off for a mission with the Afghan police near Jalalabad in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

December 13, 2017

Military Operations
The Use of Force: Strategic, Political, and Legal Considerations

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, John B. Bellinger III assessed the domestic and international laws governing the authorization for use of military force.

U.S. Marines participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2018" (CG18) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand. February 16, 2018.

February 27, 2013

United States
Drones and the War on Terror: When Can the U.S. Target Alleged American Terrorists Overseas?

John B. Bellinger III testifies before the House Committee on the Judiciary on the legal and policy issues that stem from the use of lethal force by the U.S. government against American citizens abro…

July 27, 2011

International Law
Fulfilling Treaty Obligations and Protecting Americans Abroad

John B. Bellinger III testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the practical benefits that enactment of the Consular Notification Compliance Act of 2011 will have for Americans who are de…

March 16, 2006

China
The Civilian High-technology Economy: Where is it heading?

Statement of Adam Segal, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow in China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission, Chinese Military Modernizatio…

March 27, 2007

Trade
US Trade Policy: The China Question

Let me begin by saying how honored I am to have been invited to appear before your Committee, Senator Baucus. I have long been familiar with the leadership you have provided on trade issues in the Se…

January 30, 2007

Global
Finding a New Consensus on Trade and Globalization

Prepared Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign AffairsThank you, Chairman Rangel, Ranking Member McCrery, Congressman Levin and other members of the Committee.I would like to take this oppo…

March 2, 2006

United States
The DP World Controversy and the Ongoing Vulnerability of U.S. Seaports [Prepared Remarks]

Chairman Hunter, Congressman Skelton, and distinguished members of the House Armed Services Committee. Thank you for inviting me this morning to discuss the DP World controversy and my assessment of …

November 9, 2005

Democracy
U.S. Post-Conflict Operations: Preparing our Military for the Future

Thank you for inviting me to this panel of the House Armed Services Committee Defense Review. I am honored and look forward to the opportunity to help identify the best U.S. military force structure …

July 21, 2005

China
China's Rising Role in Africa

Presentation to the US-China Commission July 21, 2005 By Princeton Lyman, Director of Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations China has had a long involvement with Africa, going back to…