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Topic - National Defense University
The National Defense University (NDU) is an institution of higher education funded by the United States Department of Defense, intended to facilitate high-level training, education, and the development of national security strategy. It is chartered by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with Navy Vice Adm. Ann E. Rondeau as president. It is located on the grounds of Fort Lesley McNair in Washington, D.C. - Source: Wikipedia
President Obama's speech on resetting the war on terror ground to a halt halfway through when an anti-Gitmo heckler repeatedly interrupted.
When Army Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley last year began teaching a class to fellow officers on the dangers of radical Islam, he seemed to have landed in a perfect spot. Today, Col. Dooley finds himself at a dead end while being targeted for criticism by American Islamic groups and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Bigger defense cuts triggered by failed deficit-reduction negotiations would have "devastating" effects on the nation's security, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Tuesday.
President Obama's choice of the National Defense University as the site of his Monday night speech to nation on Libya means he is forgoing the traditional backdrop presidents routinely use when discussing military action: the Oval Office.
President Obama said Monday that a U.S.-led coalition has staved off a humanitarian disaster at the hands of Col. Moammar Gadhafi, has stopped his troops' "deadly advance" toward rebel positions, and will turn over control this week to NATO, which is broadening its mission to include protecting civilians on the ground.