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Lebanese Political Scientist Monsignor Camille Moubarak: Russia Had No Choice But to Invade Ukraine [Video]

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Lebanese Political Scientist Monsignor Camille Moubarak: Russia Had No Choice But to Invade Ukraine

Lebanese political scientist and Maronite priest Monsignor Camille Moubarak said in a June 27, 2022 show on Sout Beirut International (Lebanon) that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been forced to invade Ukraine because it refused to accept his demands, and that he is fighting on behalf of the entire world. He said that Putin’s Russia is not a dictatorship like the USSR, but rather a place of “fraternity, faith, friendship, and moderation”. In addition, Moubarak said that the United States is a bigger enemy to Lebanon and the Middle East than Israel is and that Americans live in comfort because the U.S. has stolen all of the world’s money. For more about Monsignor Camille Moubarak, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 8610 and 8485.

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Book Release Press Conference: The CCP is at War with America [Video]

The Center for Security Policy has just released a new “Team B” product – an exercise in competitive analysis that strongly challenges the Director of National Intelligence’s September 2021 conclusion that the provenance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus cannot be determined. The Team, co-chaired by former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra and former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin, U.S. Army (Ret.) and comprised of intelligence professionals, other national security practitioners and subject matter experts, concluded that: - There is no evidence that the virus emerged naturally;- There is, by contrast, significant circumstantial evidence that it came from a PRC biological weapons laboratory; and- The virus was deliberately unleashed on the world by the Chinese Communist Party when it allowed millions of travelers from Wuhan to fly internationally, even as it was locking down movement within China.The authors, identified collectively as Team B III (in the tradition of the official group that produced the first Team B exercise in competitive analysis in 1976 and a second one sponsored by the Center for Security Policy in 2010 entitled, Sharia: The Threat to America), call their report: The CCP is at War with America. Acclaimed China expert Gordon G. Chang wrote the Foreword.The book can be purchased here:https://ccpatwar.com/

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Launch: Army Climate Implementation Plan [Video]

Join us for the launch of the Implementation Plan for the Army Climate Strategy (ACS), the Army's guidance to achieve ACS targets. This conversation will feature Paul Farnan, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, and Sharon Burke, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs for the Department of Defense (DOD).The ACS—released February 2022—establishes new climate and energy targets for Army installations, infrastructure, supply chains, and training. The U.S. Army is the first Service within DOD to release a climate strategy. Moderated by Morgan Higman, Senior Fellow with the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program.This event is made possible by general funding to CSIS and the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program.---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Report Launch: Software-Defined Warfare [Video]

A forthcoming report by the inaugural Chief Technology Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and former Director of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Joint AI Center discusses key concerns and recommendations onredesigning the DOD for next generation war fighting systems.In future crises and conflicts, the side that adapts faster and demonstrates the greatest agility—to include rapidly updating and promulgating fielded software and AI models—is likely to gain a significant competitive advantage. For the United States to retain its dominant position in the future—which is not a guaranteed outcome—the DOD needs a new design and architecture that will allow it to be far more flexible, scale on demand, and adapt dynamically to changing conditions. The only way for the DOD to stay competitive in this new warfighting environment is to ensure that it uses the most potent weapon available: technology, and more specifically, software.Join CSIS for a panel discussion on software-defined warfare with Nand Mulchandani, CTO of the CIA, and Lt. General (Ret.) John N.T. “Jack” Shanahan, former Director of the DOD's Joint AI Center.This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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A Conversation with Ambassador Kristen Silverberg, President and COO of Business Roundtable [Video]

How do business leaders view the intersection between economic interests and U.S. national security policy? What role can business leaders play in the advancement of key national security priorities, including strengthening American innovation? Does gender impact the way that business leaders formulate and execute their decisions?On Thursday, September 22, please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a Smart Women, Smart Power conversation with Ambassador Kristen Silverberg, President and COO of Business Roundtable, and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. Ambassador Silverberg will sit down with Dr. Kathleen McInnis, Director of the Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative, for a conversation on exploring the many roles – formal and informal – business leaders play in international affairs.Prior to Business Roundtable, Ambassador Silverberg was a Managing Director at the Institute of International Finance. She served in the George W. Bush Administration as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union from 2008 to 2009 and as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 2005 to 2008. She also held a number of senior positions at the White House including Deputy Assistant to the President.Ambassador Silverberg served in Baghdad, Iraq in 2003 for which she received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. She formerly practiced law at Williams and Connolly, LLP in Washington, DC, and served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge David Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals.This event is made possible through support from Citi.---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/