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    Enron Bankruptcy

    Witnesses testified about business practices at Enron, allegations of misleading accounting practices by company officials and auditors, and the eventual financial collapse of the…

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    National Security Priorities and Defense Spending

    Witnesses testified on lessons learned by the Department of Defense over the preceding decade, and gave a comprehensive assessment of how those lessons might be applied in the future in…

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    Exploitation of Children over the Internet, Day 3

    Government officials, a reporter, and a child victim testified about use of the Internet by sexual predators. The also talked about the scope of the problem, the need for proper…

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    Afghanistan Troop Reduction Plan

    Michelle Flournoy and Admiral Mike Mullen testified about President Obama’s Afghanistan troop reduction plan. Admiral Mullen said he supported the president’s plan to…

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    U.S. Military Reform After Oper. Desert Storm

    The committee heard testimony in one of a continuing series of hearings on U.S. defense policy following the end of the Cold War and the Persian Gulf war. Specifically, the committee…

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    2010 Special Operation Defense Budget

    Admiral Eric Olson testified about U.S. military special operations and budget requests for fiscal year 2010. Among the topics he addressed were operations in Afghanistan and Iraq,…

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    U.S. Efforts in Iraq

    General Odienero testified about U.S. operations in Iraq. He said that Congress should not lose sight of the gains in Iraq, even while turning its focus toward Afghanistan. He…

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    Possible Defense Spending Cuts

    Jeffrey Zients and Ashton Carter testified on the effects of automatic budget cuts on Defense Department and other government programs. The cuts, also known as sequestration, were part…

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    Afghanistan War, Part 1

    General John Allen and Undersecretary James Miller testified on operations in Afghanistan. Among the topics they addressed were the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country by 2014,…

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    Gays and Lesbians in the Military

    Witnesses testified on the potential repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring openly gay and lesbian service members. They focused…

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    Financial Collapse of HealthSouth

    Witnesses testified about alleged financial mismanagement and fraud that led to the financial collapse of the HealthSouth Corporation, as well as their knowledge of the business practices…

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    Air Force Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh testified about the fiscal year 2015 budget request of $109.3 billion, which included cutting over…

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    Defense Budget Cuts and Acquisition

    Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine officials testified on the impact of defense budget cuts. They detailed the effects of cuts on recruitment, maintenance of vehicles, acquisition,…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Joint Chiefs Chair General Martin Dempsey, and Defense Undersecretary Robert Hale testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year…

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    China's Military Strategy

    Defense officials testified about recent developments in China’s military capabilities and strategic position. They talked about China’s relations with its neighbors and…

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    Developments in Syria

    Officials testified about events in Syria, including recent violence against protestors, the state of a cease-fire brokered by the United Nations general secretary, and regional security…

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    Gays and Lesbians in the Military

    Witnesses testified about the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy prohibiting openly gay and lesbian service members. They focused on proposals to…

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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Implementation, Part 2

    Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines chiefs testified on the progress toward implementing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal law allowing gays and lesbians in the…

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    Oil Price Speculation

    A hearing was held to examine whether market speculation is inflating the price of crude oil above underlying supply and demand, and whether Congress needs to improve regulatory oversight…

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    U.S. Military Operations in Libya

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen spoke about the scope and extent of U.S. involvement in military action against the forces of…

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