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War college holds conference about women, peace and security


August 11, 2017

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — An annual conference is being held at the U.S. Naval War College to discuss empowering women in conflict prevention and peace.

The fifth-annual Women, Peace and Security Conference is taking place at the college's campus in Newport on Thursday and Friday. It's the only U.S. military academic program specifically related to the topic, according to the war college.

About 70 leaders from academia, the military and non-governmental organizations are attending.

The inaugural conference was held after President Barack Obama released the first national action plan in 2011 to...

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