“Marco Rubio’s Foreign Policy Vision”
On May 13, 2015, Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations about his three “pillars” of foreign policy: American military strength; protecting the U.S. economy; and upholding America’s core values. Senator Rubio was critical of President Obama’s foreign policies which he claimed have weakened the United States.
“China’s Rise and the Geopolitics of East Asia”
On May 12, 2015, June Teufel Dreyer, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, discussed the implications of China’s growing military and economic power for the geopolitics of East Asia.
“NATO Adapting to a Changed Security Environment”
On May 27, 2015, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s Secretary General, addressed the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the changing security environment for NATO members, including the challenge posed by Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
“Vice President Biden on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict”
On May 27, 2015, Vice President Joseph Biden spoke to the Brookings Institution about how the administration views the continuing Russia-Ukraine conflict.
“NATO in the Age of Limited Wars”
Jakub Grygiel, Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis, and Wess Mitchell, President of the Center for European Policy Analysis, recently discussed NATO’s role in limited wars such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
“Senator Lindsey Graham on Iran’s Nuclear Program”
South Carolina Senator and Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham recently discussed Iran’s nuclear program and U.S. options at the Council on foreign Relations.
“State Building in Somalia”
Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, recently spoke about the efforts at counter-terrorism and state building in Somalia. While the international community can assist Somali leaders in these efforts, in the long run it will be up to the Somali people and government to make the necessary changes to avoid becoming another failed state.
“The Future of the Navy and Marine Corps”
On June 2, 2015, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus spoke at the American Enterprise Institute on the future of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. He explained how these services will meet the nation’s security requirements in an era of budget reductions and limited resources. http://www.aei.org/events/lasers-railguns-and-unmanned-systems-navy-secretary-ray-mabus-on-the-future-of-the-navy-and-marine-corps/
“Eisenhower’s D-Day Order Broadcast”
On June 6, 1944, U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower broadcast his D-Day order for the invasion of Normandy.
“FDR’s D-Day Prayer”
On June 6, 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt broadcast a prayer for the American soldiers invading the Normandy beaches.
“The Boys of Pointe du Hoc”
On June 6, 1984, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, President Ronald Reagan spoke to some of the surviving army rangers who took the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc.