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    U.S. Africa Command and National Guard Bureau Nominations

    A confirmation hearing was held for the nomination of Lieutenant General Thomas Waldhauser to lead U.S. Africa Command and Lieutenant General Joseph Lengyel to be the chief of the National…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Peter Cook briefed reporters at the Pentagon and responded to questions on a variety of military-related topics.

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    Employees and Speech Restrictions

    Former chief prosecutor for Guantanamo military commissions Col. Morris Davis delivered remarks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC today/Friday. He was fired from the…

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    Air Force Chief of Staff Confirmation Hearing

    General David Goldfein testified at a hearing on his nomination to be Air Force chief of the staff. 

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    Defense Spending Bill Amendments

    John Donnelly talked by video from Capitol Hill about key amendments to fiscal year 2017 defense spending legislation being debated on the House floor and the new House rules limiting…

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    Visa Overstays and National Security

    Federal officials with Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security Department, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) testified at a hearing on the security risks caused by…

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    Representative Scott Perry on Terrorism Threats to the U.S.

    Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) talked about the June 12 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in which more than 100 people were injured or killed. He also discussed…

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    Representative Eric Swalwell on Terrorism Threats to the U.S.

    Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) talked about the June 12 mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub, in which more than 100 people were injured or killed. He also examined…

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    Army Force Postures and Readiness

    Army Vice Chief of Staff General Daniel Allyn spoke about increasing demands on the Army amid declining troop levels and reduced funding. General Allyn also offered condolences to the…

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    Maritime Policy

    Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft spoke about his military branch’s future. Topics included the challenges or drug trafficking and immigration issues. He also…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), particularly the provisions for closing the…

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    Military Modernization

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter discussed efforts to modernize the military. He said that his plan was designed to build a bridge between national security needs and innovators…

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    House Republican National Security Agenda

    Congressional Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), unveiled their party’s national security policy proposals at an event…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook briefed reporters and took their questions on a range of Defense Department issues including Defense Secretary Carter’s “Force of the…

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    Senators Cruz and McCain on Women in the Draft

    Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John McCain (R-AZ) spoke about a measure in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that would include women in selective service.

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    Senators McConnell, Durbin, and McCain on Defense Authorization Bill

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain (R-AZ) debated the fiscal year 2017 National Defense…

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    Senators McCain and Reed on Defense Policy Legislation

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) and the Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) spoke about the defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorizarion Act (NDAA).…

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    U.S. Military Bands

    Major Brian Dix, former director of the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, was interviewed by phone about the military’s 135 bands.

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    Defense Spending on Military Bands

    Ellen Mitchell talked about congressional scrutiny of the $437 million in Defense Department spending to support and equip 137 military bands. Brian Dix, former director of the U.S.…

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    Newsmakers with Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James talked about the Air Force and wider military issues. Topics included Congress’s defense policy debates, actions by China and the U.S. in…

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