Archive for October 2014

The drawdown in Afghanistan

October 16, 2014 - 10:07 AM
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U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan will be drastically reduced by the end of the year. Along with their departure, tons of military equipment will be leaving as well.

Cary Russell, director of defense capabilities and management issues with the GAO, discussed the Defense Department's drawdown process with Capital Insider.

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Cost of fighting ISIS

October 15, 2014 - 04:29 PM
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Prior to the start of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq the Pentagon had been trying to make budget cuts to help cut costs. Now, the expense of the fight against ISIS could fall on the shoulders of tax payers.

Steve Ellis, vice president of the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the costs with Capital Insider.

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ISIS and the U.S. Military

October 15, 2014 - 04:27 PM
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Turkey has asked for a no-fly zone inside Syrian Territory but the Obama administration is hesitating to agree. Now, there's growing international pressure to do more in the fight against ISIS.

Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed the fight with ISIS and the role of the U.S. in future wars with Capital Insider.

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Identifying jihadists

October 10, 2014 - 03:36 PM
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The FBI is asking the public to help identify ISIS members believed to be from North America. Now, FBI Director James Comey, has expressed more concern for unknown U.S. citizens joining the terrorist group.

Col. Cedric Leighton, president of Cedric Leighton Associates, discussed how the Defense Department is tracking potential threats with Capital Insider.

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The downgrade by the IMF

October 9, 2014 - 02:34 PM
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On Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund gave yet another bleak assessment of the world economy. The news sent U.S. stocks spiraling.

Ylan Mui, financial reporter with The Washington Post, discussed the possibility of a recession with Capital Insider.

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Slowing the tide of inversions

October 8, 2014 - 07:22 PM
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The Treasury Department has revealed new rules to make inversion less profitable. Now, some say the real problem is the corporate tax rate.

David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed the economic impact of inversion with Capital Insider.

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ISIS domestic and abroad

October 8, 2014 - 07:18 PM
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Another American has been arrested for attempting to join ISIS. Now, authorities must determine who poses an actual threat and who is just pretending to support the terrorist organization.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research, discussed ISIS as a growing threat with Capital Insider.

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The cyber terror threat

October 7, 2014 - 01:27 PM
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ISIS has made its presence known on the internet, through highly produced propaganda videos. Now, officials are growing increasingly concerned about their ability to launch cyber attacks on U.S. infrastructure.

Sean Lyngaas, reporter with FCW, discussed the organizations technological capabilities and the Pentagon's preparedness with Capital Insider.

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Shake up at the Secret Service

October 6, 2014 - 01:39 PM
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The first female head of the Secret Service has resigned amid scathing criticism for mulitple security lapses. Now, many are questioning the culture within the agency.

J.D. Gordon, executive director of Protect America Today, discussed the shake up at the Secret Service and the on-going airstrikes against ISIS with Capital Insider.

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The power of the dollar

October 2, 2014 - 07:26 PM
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New reports indicate the currency is at its strongest level since 2008. Meanwhile, the stock market enters October on a negative note, after a rough September.

Danielle Douglas, financial reporter with The Washington Post, discussed the state of the economy with Capital Insider.

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Secret Service Director Pierson resigns

October 2, 2014 - 07:23 PM
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After intense questioning on Capitol Hill, Julia Pierson has stepped down as head of the Secret Service. Now, more questions arise about the safety of President Obama.

Cristina Marcos, reporter for The Hill, discussed the sudden resignation with Capital Insider.

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The President's safety

October 1, 2014 - 06:39 PM
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On Tuesday, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was grilled on Capitol Hill. Now, more questions surround the compentency of the Secret Service.

Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed the agency and the on-going fight with ISIS on Capital Insider.

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