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CNAS Launches ISIS Study Group; Ilan Goldenberg Comments

The Center for a New American Security has formed a team of foreign policy and national security experts to study the Islamic State organization as part of efforts to address potential threats posed by the militant group. CNAS said Wednesday that CEO Michele Flournoy and President Richard Fontaine will serve as co-chairs of the …

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Michele Flournoy: Immediate Deal to Undo Defense Budget Caps Unlikely

Michele Flournoy, a former undersecretary of defense for policy and one-time candidate for the Pentagon’s top post, believes a congressional deal to remove defense spending caps is unlikely to happen soon, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Brendan McGarry writes that Flournoy told reporters at a recent event that the current defense budget plan …

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Robert Work To Head Defense, Security Think Tank

Robert Work, Navy undersecretary, is joining the national defense and security think tank Center for a New American Security as CEO and will start his new position April 22. Work succeeds Nate Fick, who stepped down in November 2012 to become CEO of cybersecurity firm Endgame, the CNAS said Wednesday. …

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Michele Flournoy: US Cyber Adversaries Would Play Offense Too

The U.S.’ adversaries in cyberspace would respond to attacks from the U.S. with offensive actions of their own, former Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy said Wednesday. AOL Defense reports she also said the country is not prepared to defend against cyber attacks. According to the story by Otto Kreisher, she supported …

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Report: John Kerry Floated as Possible Defense Secretary Candidate

The names of Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and former defense policy undersecretary Michele Flournoy are frequently floated as possible successors to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, should he choose to step down. According to the Washington Post, the name of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has also come up and President …

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Report: 6 Cabinet Posts Could Open for Obama’s 2nd Term

According to a GovExec report, six Cabinet positions could see changes for President Barack Obama’s second term, continuing a historical trend of turnover for two-term presidents. Sophie Quinton writes that on average, for the five two-term presidencies since World War II, only one of two Cabinet officers have stayed for …

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