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  • International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2013 and Outlook for 2014

    Watch 16th Annual Event on "international Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2013 and Outlook for 2014" January 24th 2014 National Press Club

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    Ambassadors’ Luncheon Forum: “Diplomacy and Force: Rewards, Costs, and Lessons”

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    Olympics Security Lessons: From Munich to Sochi

PICC Director Amb. David Smith in Defense News

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith (Ret.) is the Director of the Potomac Institute Cyber Center. He is a cyber security and cyber policy analyst, and a former US arms negotiator.  In an op-ed for Defense News entitled "Hackers Join the Fight," he writes that the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza not only made it clear that cyber attacks will  be a part of warfare henceforth, but also marked the arrival of "warfare’s newest actor — the freelance cyber warrior."  Click here to read the article in full.

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Alternative Futures for Corrosion and Degradation Research   A Life at Full Speed   Al Gray, Marine   Al Queda Ten Years After 9/11 and Beyond

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