blue-flag-thumb2_50x50Our side's flag is a thin, airlight blue, drifting almost unseen against the sky. Our military march is a meadowlark's song among the dandelions. --Ken Kesey, The Real War
 

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- February 24, 2014 -- FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- February 24, 2014 -- Friends Committee On National Legislation Feb. 13-24 House and Senate Presidents Day recess. (Senate recess begins Feb. 15.) Feb. 24 1:00 p.m., Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey preview the Defense Department's fiscal year 2015 budget. Pentagon, Washington. Webcast on the Pentagon Channel . Feb. 24-March 14 Senate ...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- Jan. 12, 2014 | FCNL

    Friends Committee on National Legislation January 12, 2014 Jan. 13 Omnibus Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014 is filed in the House (tentative). Jan. 13 2:00-3:00 p.m., Robin Wright, U.S. Institute of Peace, " A Report from Inside Iran ." Sponsored by Partnership for a Secure America. At SVC 203-02 Capitol Visitor Center, Washington. RSVP by email . Jan. 13 Interim, six-month agreement on Ir...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- Aug. 19, 2013 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- FCNL August 19, 2013 Aug. 19 9:00 a.m., Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan meets with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Pentagon, Washington. Aug. 19-30 U.N. Open-ended Working Group on nuclear disarmament holds its third and final session of 2013. Geneva. Aug. 26 9:00-10:30 a.m., Brad Roberts, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense ...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- March 31, 2013 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- March 31, 2013 | Friends Committee on National Legislation March 15-April 14 Quotidian Theater, performance of A Walk in the Woods , about informal meetings between an American and Russian nuclear arms control negotiators in Geneva. At Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Tickets available online . March 22-April 8 House and Senate spring recess. (Senate recess is March ...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- Jan. 22, 2013 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- Jan. 22, 2013 | Friends Committee on National Legislation Jan. 22 Israeli general elections. Between Jan. 22 and 25 National Security Advisor Tom Donilon meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow. Between Jan. 22 and 25 Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces his resignation (estimate). Jan. 23 Noon-1:30 p.m., James Acton, Carnegie Endowment; Elbridge Colby, Center for...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- Jan. 2, 2013 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar | Friends Committee on National Legislation January 2, 2013 Jan. 3 Noon, House and Senate convene. House elects the Speaker of the House. Jan. 5-13 House of Representatives recess. Jan. 7 9:30 a.m.-noon, Robert Hale, Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), " Defense Spending and U.S. National Security Strategy ." Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., N...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- Oct. 8, 2012 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- Friends Committee on National Legislation Oct. 8, 2012 Sept. 22-Nov. 12 House and Senate election recess. Oct. 6-13 Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Keep Space for Peace Week . Oct. 8 11:20 a.m., Mitt Romney delivers a major foreign policy address. Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA. Probably broadcast and webcast on CNN and on C-SPAN . Oct. 8...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- Oct. 2, 2012 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- Friends Committee on National Legislation October 2, 2012 Sept. 22-Nov. 12 House and Senate election recess. Oct. 2 9:00-11:00 a.m., Carnegie Endowment, " The China-India Nuclear Crossroads ," with five speakers. Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP online . Oct. 2 11:00 a.m.-noon, Baker Spring, Heritage Foundation; Ilan Berman, American Foreign Po...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- Sept. 25, 2012 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- Friends Committee on National Legislation Sept. 25, 2012 Sept. 22-Nov. 12 House and Senate election recess. Sept. 24-28 Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, " Intensive Short Course on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament for Diplomats ." Andromeda Tower, Floor 13, Donau-City-Strasse 6, Vienna. Week of Sept. 24 Nuclear Regulatory Commission issues a licens...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- Sept. 18, 2012 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- Friends Committee on National Legislation Sept. 18, 2012 Sept. 15-18 House of Representatives Rosh Hashanah recess. Sept. 17-21 International Atomic Energy Agency general conference. Vienna. Week of Sept. 17 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta meets with Chinese officials. Beijing. North Korea's nuclear program is on the agenda. Sept. 18 8:00-9:30 a.m., Christopher Ford, Hudson Ins...

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  • Nuclear Calendar-- August 23, 2012 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- Friends Committee on National Legislation August 23, 2012 Aug. 4-Sept. 9 House and Senate summer recess. Aug. 23 5:30-8:00 p.m., National Nuclear Security Administration, public hearing on the draft Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement . Courtyard Marriott, 3347 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM. Aug. 23 Duyeon Kim, Center for Arms Control and No...

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