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The State of Special Operations Forces: A Conversation with Rep. Stephanie Murphy

The State of Special Operations Forces: A Conversation with Rep. Stephanie Murphy

Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a conversation with Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL). Congresswoman Murphy and Dr. Seth Jones, Senior Vice President and Director of the International Security Program, will discuss the state of special operations forces, including the future of the force as the United States shifts from counterterrorism to competition with states like China, Russia, and Iran. Congresswoman Murphy has long been a champion on issues of special operations forces and was recently appointed Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations. The discussion and subsequent Q&A session, moderated by Dr. Jones, will explore the important role Congress plays in U.S. special operations.

 Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy represents Florida’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations and is a member of the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces. She also serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, where she is a member of the Subcommittee on Trade and the Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support. In addition, Congresswoman Murphy serves as Co-Chair of the Blue Dog Coalition and as the Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Majority. Between 2004 and 2008, Murphy worked in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

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