On January 28, Clements Center Faculty Fellow Sheena Greitens will be testifying before the U.S. Congress China Commission at the hearing on "U.S.-China Relations at the Chinese Communist Party’s Centennial" on Trends in China’s Politics, Economics, and Security Policy.
Clements Center Senior National Security Fellow Mark Pomar was the guest commentator on VOA's podcast episode "Demonstrations in Support of Alexander Navalny in Russia and the US." The program examined Navalny’s return to Russia, his arrest, and his growing popularity in Russia. The VOA program also covered the demonstrations in several US cities, including New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Miami, and even Austin.
"The military, he [Golby] said, 'understands what is at stake and remains committed to carrying out its duties in a nonpartisan manner.'" Golby also reassured that the military is accustomed to carrying out orders individuals may not agree with.
In "What Should Be Addressed in Austin’s Confirmation Hearing for Defense Secretary?", Senior Fellow Jim Golby considers the challenging questions General Lloyd Austin will face during his upcoming confirmation hearing to become defense secretary.
“He’ll likely get some tough challenges for his role in the drawdown of troops from Iraq, as Democrats and Republicans view it differently,” said Jim Golby, a senior fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin and a former special assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“But at the same time, Austin can say he was operating under civilian control during the drawdown in 2011 and wasn’t making those decisions — and he carried out an extremely complex logistical effort during that drawdown and led during the U.S. response to ISIS,” Golby said.
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