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Study recommends improved professional education and training for diplomats



Study recommends improved professional education and training for diplomats

In the 21st century, the relatively small U.S. citizen workforce of the Foreign Service must cover duties ranging from the traditional promotion of foreign and economic policies, treaty negotiation, crisis prevention and management, and protection of American citizens to a growing roster of responsibilities on counterterrorism...

National Defense Authorization Act passed



National Defense Authorization Act passed

On May 10, the House Armed Services Committee favorably passed the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2013. The NDAA provides the authorities and structures necessary for funding the U.S. military, and includes authorities on interagency cooperation...

Simons Center First Anniversary Report



Simons Center First Anniversary Report

Nearly 200 years ago Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on a journey of exploration and discovery into the vastness of the nation’s new territory acquired by the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.  The notes, observations and reports of their findings and discoveries along their route provided the most reliable description of the geography...