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Latest from the Capital: August/September Archive


Testimony on U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq 9/22/11

Senate Committee on Armed Services.  The Honorable Leon E. Panetta, Secretary of Defense; and Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Click here to see video of the hearing.  

China's Monopoly on Rare Earths: Implications for U.S. Foreign and Security Policy 9/21/11

House Committee on Foreign Affairs featuring Mark A. Smith, President and CEO, Molycorp, Inc.; Robert Strahs, Vice President and General Manager, Arnold Magnetic Technologies, North America; John Galyen, President, Danfoss North America; and Christine Parthemore, Fellow, Center for a New American Security.  Click here to watch the hearing.

Promoting Peace? Re-examining U.S. Aid to the Palestinian Authority, Part II 9/14/2011

House Committee on Foreign Affairs featuring the Honorable Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; James Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, Heritage Foundation; Jonathan Schanzer, Ph.D., Vice President of Research, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; and David Makovsky, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, Director of Project on the Middle East Peace Process, the Washington Institute.  Click here to watch the hearing.  

Presidential Economic Address to Joint Session of Congress 9/8/2011

Click here to see video of the President's speech.  

Afghanistan: Right Sizing the Development Footprint 9/8/2011

US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations featuring a panel including Mr. Daniel Feldman, Deputy to the Special Representative for Afghanistan/Pakistan (SRAP), and Mr. Alex Thier, Assistant to the Administrator and Director of the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs.  Click here to watch the hearing.  

Republican Candidates Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California 9/7/2011

Participants:  Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.  Click here to watch the video of the debate.

President Obama on Libya 8/22/2011

President Obama, vacationing in Martha's Vinyard, made a statement about the fighting in Tripoli and the imminent end of the Qadhafi regime.  Click here to see video of the President's speech.  



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