"Question-and-Answer with Joint Chiefs Chair Admiral Mullen" (4/29)     Print Email

Question-and-Answer with Joint Chiefs Chair Admiral Mullen: Timely Look Ahead and Back Amid Reshuffle in U.S. Defense Team. In wide-ranging interview, top U.S. uniformed officer anticipates “a very very difficult” year in Afghanistan. He also predicts “no easy solution” in Libya but is complimentary about NATO’s performance since the alliance assumed command of the operation there.  He voices pride in the U.S. military’s success in changing from “a classic conventional force” to “the best counterinsurgency force in the world.”  Recommended by Tim Clark of Government Executive Magazine, who is a member of the European Affairs Advisory Board. (4/29)
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    By Michael Mosettig

    To the union leaders who occupy offices inside, the big white building just north of Lafayette Square in Washington is known as The House of Labor. Encased on marble, with a view of the White House, it exudes the power that once belonged to leaders of American labor unions to help pick and elect Democratic Party presidents and push their agendas through Congress.

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UMD Jean Monnet Research Project

Infrastructure Planning and Financing: Lessons from Europe and the United States

The University of Maryland has received a Jean Monnet grant from the EU to conduct a series of policy exchanges between Europe and the US on filling infrastructure needs and the utility of public/private partnerships as the financing mechanism. If interested in participating in or receiving more information about these exchanges, please contact Rye McKenzie (rmckenzi@umd.edu).

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