New secretary of defense Leon Panetta faces numerous challenges ranging from U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and a war weary homeland, defense budget cuts tied to the debt ceiling debate, and tensions with U.S. allies in the war on terrorism. Additionally, China is rising as a military power while the U.S. is in a defense build down posture. American University experts can provide detailed analysis defense budget cut proposals, the future of U.S. defense, and many other defense and national security issues.
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Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies
Can discuss: Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Asia, Islam