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Tracking the Hill's briefings, luncheons, receptions, and more.
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Jan
16
9:30 AM09:30

Recognizing Women’s Unpaid Care Work: How Equality at Home Can Lead to Equality in the Public Sphere

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Join us as we hear from practitioners and researchers on how best practices in international development can recognize unpaid care and domestic work; challenge gender roles that lead to a disproportionate division of labor in the home; and increase women’s political participation.

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Jan
16
11:45 AM11:45

The 3 Revolutions in Transportation: Governance Needs & Opportunities

  • 2253 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Automated, shared, and electric vehicles, called the "3 Revolutions" bring massive opportunities to improve safety, manage congestion, advance equity, and reduce pollution in transportation. But these new technologies will also challenge existing governance models. The future of transportation will require smart governance, which includes performance-based and flexible regulatory mechanisms. This briefing will explain why the advent of the "3 Revolutions" era requires reevaluation of roles for federal, state, and local authorities.

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Jan
16
2:30 PM14:30

A Solar Revolution in Rural America

The use of solar energy is skyrocketing in rural America. In response to evolving consumer expectations and dramatically lower costs, electric cooperatives are bringing the benefits of solar energy to communities once written off as not suitable for solar development. Join us, make your own ice cream sundae and hear how a partnership with the Department of Energy (SUNDA project) fueled a ten-fold increase in electric cooperative solar capacity, and learn how co-ops are planning to meet the future energy needs of their communities.

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Jan
17
12:30 PM12:30

Research Highlights from the National Center for Sustainable Transportation: Better Governance Through A Strong Workforce and Effective Incentives

  • G11 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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The National Center for Sustainable Transportation, one of five National University Transportation Centers, leads in cutting-edge research from across the nation. Join the NCST on Thursday, January 17th, to discuss recent research findings: Dr. Carol Vallett from the University of Vermont will discuss workforce retention at State Departments of Transportation, and Dr. Alan Jenn from the University of California, Davis, will discuss the effectiveness of electric vehicle incentives. More information to come.

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Jan
17
2:00 PM14:00

Life and Liberty Pastor's Roundtable

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Please join Human Coalition for a routable discussion, prior to the March for Life, with political and church leaders. This conversation will provide insight into what is happening in Congress, and we will be discussing issues to which we, as pastors, must respond. This conversation will equip us to go home from the March for Life and share with our congregations what is happening in Washington and how the church can and should respond.

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Jan
23
9:30 AM09:30

What are the Potential Impacts of Single-Payer Health Care?

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Controlling costs while improving health care access dominates policy debates in Congress. Some policymakers are increasingly discussing “Medicare-for-All” proposals and multiple single-payer proposals have recently emerged. What do policymakers need to know when thinking about single-payer proposals and their likely effects on cost and access?

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Jan
24
1:00 PM13:00

Within Reach: Ambitious Federal Solutions to Tackle America's Housing Affordability Crisis

The national policy agenda outlines a broad set of long-term and short-term federal policies necessary to solve the housing affordability crisis, such as expanding rental assistance, expanding the supply of deeply affordable housing, and providing emergency financial assistance for households experiencing unforeseen economic shocks. The report also showcases research demonstrating that housing is a critical driver of outcomes in many other areas of life, such as health, education, economic mobility, food security, and poverty reduction.

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Jan
29
12:00 PM12:00

Hill Briefing & Panel Discussion on Iran

  • 122 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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 Using the poll results of our 2018 National Public Opinion Survey of Iranian Americans, PAAIA will facilitate a discussion designed to inform policymakers on the views of their Iranian American constituents relating to U.S.- Iran relations and their hopes for a democratic Iran. Following the presentation of the survey findings, a panel of Iran experts will be on hand to discuss the impact of U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, efficacy of current U.S. strategy toward Iran, internal political dynamics in Iran (post 2017 protests), as well as the current human rights situation in Iran.   

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Jan
30
12:00 PM12:00

Multilateral Trading System in Crisis: An Examination of the WTO

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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In conjunction with the release of R Street’s new policy study examining the current state of the WTO—including the challenges it faces as well as the overwhelmingly positive benefits that the United States accrues from its membership—we invite you to a luncheon where these topics will be explored in greater detail.

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Jan
31
3:00 PM15:00

What to Expect in a Meeting with a Member of Congress

Every year, thousands of Americans work with their associations, nonprofits, or companies to attend "fly-in" events or "lobby days" in Washington. But many participants don't know what to expect when they meet with their legislator, or their perceptions are shaped by the media. This presentation provides an overview of congressional offices; outlines staff roles in meetings; and offers tips for successfully meeting with Members of Congress and their staffs. This webinar is for citizen advocates as part of the Partnership for a More Perfect Union. To register or to learn more about the Partnership, please contact Jaime Werner,  jwerner@congressfoundation.org.

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Feb
6
8:00 AM08:00

Boundless: Building a 5G World

Join The Hill as we convene administration officials, policymakers, business leaders, and stakeholders for a conversation about the integration of 5G into American society. Experts predict that by the year 2020, more than 20 billion devices will be interconnected. From improved healthcare outcomes to increased crop yields for American farmers and a fully-realized Internet of Things -- what impact will a 5G roll out have on consumers?

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Feb
6
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Hockey Day on the Hill

  • 2253 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the bipartisan Congressional Hockey Caucus and its Co-Chairs Congressman Mike Quigley, Congressman Brian Higgins, Congressman John Katko and Congressman Tom Emmer will host a congressional briefing to discuss how hockey supports increased interest in and access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning that fuels career exploration among 5th-8th grade students. Following the briefing there will be an interactive Future Goals demonstration in the Rayburn Foyer with Washington Capitals players, NHL Alumni including Pat LaFontaine and Willie O’Ree and mascots Gritty, NJ Devil and Slapshot. Programming will begin at 11:30am.

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Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute New Congress Welcome Reception

  • 101 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Suite 400 NW Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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Launching the session as the new Congress begins its work, the CHLI’s New Congress Welcome Reception in Washington, D.C., connects new and seasoned members, from both sides of the aisle, with corporate, civic and non-profit leaders and executives, as well as members of the diplomatic community.

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Feb
27
3:00 PM15:00

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute Tech Talk

  • CVC-268, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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This briefing is part of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Congressional Briefing Series featuring national and international leaders and experts from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. CHLI finds itself in an ideal position to demonstrate strong leadership in a number of issues currently affecting the Hispanic community. Throughout the series, CHLI seeks to facilitate an in-depth dialogue with various perspectives to discuss relevant legislative topics impacting the Hispanic community.

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Jan
11
11:00 AM11:00

The Value of the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) for those with Neurofibromatosis (NF)

  • 2212 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Currently, there are no effective treatments and no cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder affecting 1 in 3,000 people. Through research conducted by the NF Research Program within the CDMRP, research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other public and private research partnerships, we know we will find solutions for NF patients as well as 175 million Americans suffering from traumatic brain injury, cognitive delays, various cancers, persistent pain, nerve damage and amputations. Please join us for a briefing in collaboration with the Littlest Tumor Foundation on the value of the CDMRP to finding treatments for NF and other deadly diseases.

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Jan
10
4:30 PM16:30

PLEN Leadership Connection Series: Women Transforming Capitol Hill

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) is highlighting the impact we’ve made as we continue to break down barriers for future women policy leaders. The 40th Anniversary Leadership Connection series will bring our current and future leaders together in one room to discuss our country’s most pressing policy issues. Through these discussions, we’ll look back at the progress that we have made and look forward to the work that still needs to be done.

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Jan
9
5:00 PM17:00

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Swearing-In Ceremony and Reception

  • Capitol Visitor Center Atrium and Auditorium (CVC-200) (map)
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Join CHCI at the Swearing-In Ceremony & Welcome Reception for the Hispanic Members of the 116th Congress!

EVENT DETAILS
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 pm
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center - Congressional Auditorium & Atrium (CVC 200)
East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, D.C. 20004

5:00 - 6:00 PM -- General Pre-Reception (Open to all registered guests) & Private Reception (by invitation only)
6:00 - 6:45 PM -- Swearing-In Ceremony
6:45 - 8:00 PM -- Welcome Reception

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Jan
9
1:30 PM13:30

Promoting American Interests through International Disability Rights: Recommendations for the New Congress

Panelists will discuss how the 116th Congress can leverage American policy and leadership to promote disability rights worldwide. Panelists will provide an overview of current research on U.S. Agency for International Development and State Department policies and the impact of these policies on disability inclusion in development. Good practice examples, which highlight how U.S. Government leadership can successfully strengthen disability rights around the world, will be discussed.

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Jan
9
12:00 PM12:00

Civil Forfeiture Reform in the 116th Congress:

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Hosted by the Institute for Justice, the panel discussion will offer an overview of the federal government’s civil forfeiture programs, provide insight into how Congress can protect innocent owners, and present new research that uses the Justice Department’s own data to explain how the recent revival of adoptive forfeitures puts innocent property owners at risk. IJ plaintiff Gerardo Serrano, who had his truck unjustly seized and held for more than two years by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for civil forfeiture, will also speak at the event.

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Jan
8
12:00 PM12:00

Congressional Reorganization Act 101: Past, Present and Future Proposals

The U.S. Congress has a reputation as a slow-moving, antiquated institution badly in need of reform. This reputation is not unique to the current age. Rather, congressional inefficiency has caused such distress in the past as to initiate three separate organized attempts at institutional reform: the bipartisan Joint Committees on the Organization of Congress (JCOCs) of 1945, 1965 and 1992. Today the call has arisen once again to reform the institution. Join the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group (LBCWG) and its partners for a lunch discussion on the history of past JCOCs, the groundwork for reform laid in the 115th Congress and proposals that could materialize for a bipartisan JCOC in the 116th Congress.

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Dec
14
12:00 PM12:00

Securities Class Action Litigation: How Well Does It Protect Investors?

  • 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Securities class action lawsuits are filed on behalf of investors who claim they’ve suffered an economic loss as a result of financial misrepresentation, fraudulent stock manipulation or other violations of federal or state securities law. And the number of cases is on the rise. 2017 saw more securities class action lawsuits filed than any other year in nearly two decades. But critics allege that the majority of securities class action claims are meritless attempts to shake down businesses that will settle the cases with big payoffs to the class action lawyers but no benefit to investors. Are the critics right? Do most securities class actions involve dubious claims that deliver no real benefits to shareholders? Or are they an essential tool for keeping businesses honest? Join us as our panel of experts discuss and debate the value of securities class action litigation. Hill Country BBQ will be served, but admittance is fully dependent on registration beforehand. 

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Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Sri Lanka in Crisis: From Debt Traps to Soft Coups

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The turmoil is unfolding at a time Sri Lanka is grappling with the consequences of a major expansion of Chinese influence and investments, portrayed as a warning to others about the risks of Chinese “debt traps” and the strategic ambitions underpinning the Belt and Road Initiative. As China and India compete for influence in Colombo and prepare for the potential return of the Rajapaksas, the Trump administration has suspended a major aid package and urged the country to resolve the crisis through democratic means.

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Dec
13
1:30 PM13:30

UK Chief Veterinary Officer on Global Animal Disease Research and Strategies

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Dr. Middlemiss and Lord Gardiner will be speaking about a global research initiative (STAR-IDAZ, of which the USDA's Agriculture Research Service is a member) focused on improving animal disease control strategies, including vaccines, and on coordinating research programs at the international level for new and improved animal health strategies for more than 30 priority diseases, infections, and issues. Dame Davies will speak about the importance of international collaboration to achieve an integrated approach towards animal disease control to help tackle the impacts of antimicrobial resistance.

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Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

How should conservatives address perceptions of political bias online?

  • 2226 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Some conservatives are expressing concern that online social media platforms are using content moderation as an excuse to suppress conservative news and views. On the other hand, many conservatives believe using government to regulate online content moderation clashes with core conservative principles and with the first amendment.

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Dec
13
10:30 AM10:30

Predictors and Consequences of Student Loan Default

  • G11 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Every year, roughly 1 million federal direct student loan borrowers default for the first time, despite options to delay or reduce payment. In this briefing, experts Kristin Blagg of the Urban Institute and Jason Delisle of the American Enterprise Institute will discuss what the research says about people who default and how policy changes could help borrowers avoid default, or at least mitigate the consequences.

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Dec
13
9:00 AM09:00

F-35 Cockpit Demonstrator, VR System on Capitol Hill

The F-35 Industry Team cordially invites members and staff to fly the F-35 cockpit demonstrator and learn about the program from an F-356 test pilot. In addition, explore the world’s most advanced fighter in 360 degrees through virtual reality to discover first-hand the 5th generation capabilities of the mission systems and cutti9ng-ege integrated avionics. The cokcipit and virtual reality systems are visually and audibly interacting and provide a realistic look at what our men and women will encounter while flying this fighter. Dec 13, 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.

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Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

The 2018 Jacob K. Javits Prize for Bipartisan Leadership Reception

  • G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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On December 12, we will honor two lawmakers who have followed in the footsteps of Senator Javits to forge bipartisan solutions to our nation’s great challenges. Join us for an event featuring remarks by Mrs. Cindy McCain and tributes to the Prize winners by their Senate colleagues, who will also discuss the future of bipartisanship in Congress. A reception honoring the Prize winners and their staff will follow.

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Dec
12
12:00 PM12:00

On Legal, Regulatory Considerations for Cannabidiol (CBD): Current and Future

  • 2255 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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There has been a surge in consumer demand for cannabidiol (CBD), a naturally occurring and non-psychoactive constituent of industrial hemp. Emerging science on the benefits of CBD combined with rapidly changing public perceptions and state laws pertaining to hemp, et al., are driving rapid growth for CBD products. However, the CBD legal and regulatory landscape continues to evolve as states pass new laws, and FDA and DEA—federal agencies that still classify CBD as a controlled substance—grapple with a nationwide paradigm shift. This briefing will provide an overview of the current status of CBD, including consumer and market data, state of science, barriers to CBD marketing, and potential legal and regulatory changes.

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Dec
12
12:00 PM12:00

Robots in the Manufacturing Environment: An Insider’s Look at Advanced Technologies in the US

  • CVC-217, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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Please join us on December 12 to hear from this distinguished panel of industry executives as they discuss what industry is doing to prepare for further adoption of robotics technologies. Our expert panelists will share with you what they consider to be the principal opportunities and challenges facing the future of manufacturing robotics and discuss how their organizations are working to ensure advanced robotics technology has a home in the United States.

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Dec
12
10:30 AM10:30

Bridging the Education-Workforce Divide: Upskilling America’s Workforce

  • SVC 203-02 , Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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Are policies encouraging or creating barriers for institutions and stakeholders to work together to help students earn quality credentials that lead to employment? Join Dr. Aaron Thompson, President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, and Jason Smith, Partnership Executive Director of Bridging Richmond, for a roundtable discussion on the connections and challenges between the nation’s higher education and workforce systems.

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Dec
12
9:00 AM09:00

Millennials and Investing

  • CVC-200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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This event features findings and perspectives from recent research conducted by the FINRA Foundation and the CFA Institute titled, “Uncertain Futures: 7 Myths About Millennials & Investing,” which explores the attitudes and behaviors of millennials when it comes to finances and investing. The research challenges many of the assumptions that are commonly held about millennials and why many of them are not investing.

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Dec
11
4:30 PM16:30

A National Security Crisis

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The National Defense Strategy Commission, a bipartisan effort to assess the state of the military, alarmingly assesses that the U.S. military, for the first time since the end of the Cold War, is at risk of losing an armed conflict with Russia or China. Please join us for a unique opportunity to hear Senator Jon Kyl, a commissioner on the Commission, discuss these challenges into the future and Congress’s responsibilities in addressing them.

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Dec
11
3:30 PM15:30

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Tenth Anniversary Celebration

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The Commission’s work over the last decade would not have been possible without the support and expertise of a broad coalition of organizations and partners. We are very grateful for their contributions to the Commission’s mission over the years and we would like to celebrate all that we have been able to accomplish together. Please join us for refreshments as we reflect on the Commission’s successes and envision its next ten years.

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Dec
11
2:30 PM14:30

Making Conservation More Effective - Using RCPP Projects as a Case Study for Improved Conservation Efforts

  • 2203 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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This briefing is an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts on the current challenges facing federal conservation efforts, how to overcome them, and what a more effective conservation regime could look like in the U.S. through the lens of the RCPP. RSVP

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Dec
11
2:00 PM14:00

Making It in America: Revitalizing US Manufacturing

  • 122 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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The House Manufacturing Caucus invites you to the briefing "Making It in America: Revitalizing US Manufacturing." Experts Katy George, Sree Ramaswamy, and Jason Phillips will discuss the findings of groundbreaking research on how the United States can position its manufacturing sector to compete in the future.

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Dec
11
11:00 AM11:00

The Future of the U.S. Aircraft Carrier: Fearsome Warship or Expensive Target?

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Over 70 years ago, U.S. Navy aircraft carriers supplanted battleships as preeminent warship with their ability to strike enemy warships or land targets hundreds of miles away. Since World War II, U.S. aircraft carriers and the carrier air wing have operated relatively unthreatened, providing unrivaled air support and power projection capability in every U.S. conflict. Recently, an increasing number of critics are predicting the end of the aircraft carrier era.

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