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    Defense Department Briefing

    Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey briefed reporters on a range of issues. Topics included gender diversity in the armed…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator John Boozman (R-AR) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about current and future national defense challenges and the need to properly fund the military.

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    Open Phones on Veterans Affairs

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Department of Veterans Affairs after a repeat of the June 25, 2015, House hearing on the department’s handling of health care…

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    National Security

    Former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) spoke about national security and challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. Topics included climate change, cybersecurity, trade, the Middle…

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    Department of Veterans Affairs Budget

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing to assess the fiscal state of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the growing wait times for veterans to receive health…

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    Greatest Generation in the White House

    Theodore Wilson talked about the military veterans who served in the Oval Office, including Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald…

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    U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham

    Bill Verge talked about the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Samuel D. Ingham, the last remaining ship afloat that sank a German submarine during World War II. The ship served on both the…

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    16th Connecticut Regiment's Final Year of War

    Lesley Gordon talked about the stories of common soldiers coming to terms with non-heroic roles. She is the author of A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War, about a…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about defense spending, arguing against Democratic opposition of the National Defense Authorization…

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    House Debate on Troop Withdrawal from Iraq and Syria

    The House debated and voted down 288-139 a resolution requiring U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq and Syria in the absence of a congressional vote on an authorization for the use of…

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    Middle East Policy and Combating ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on combating ISIS* and U.S. strategy in the Middle East. Secretary Carter told the…

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    Commercial Drone Regulation

    Regulators and industry leaders testified at a hearing on proposed federal rules for unmanned aerial vehicles known as drones. Questions from committee members were primarily about…

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    Senators McCain and Feinstein on Defense Budget

    Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) responded to an amendment to the defense authorization bill offered by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) that would remove sexual…

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    Office of Personnel Management Data Breach

    Government officials testified on the extent of two Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breachs disclosed by the agency on June 4, 2015, believed to involve hackers in China. OPM…

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    Gary Sinise on Disabled Veterans

    Gary Sinise spoke about his advocacy for U.S. military service members through his foundation.

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    Military Sexual Assaults Amendment

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) offered an amendment to the fiscal year defense authorization bill that would remove sexual assault cases from the chain of command. Senators Chuck…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri delivered the weekly Republican address. He talks about the importance of funding for military troops and their families, and the need to pass bipartisan…

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    Representative Barbara Lee on the House Agenda

    Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) talked about the agenda for the House of Representatives. Topics included the upcoming House vote on fast-track trade promotion authority, calls for…

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    Senators Feinstein, McCain, and Coats on Cybersecurity

    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) responded to an announcement by Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) that he would attach cyber-security legislation to the fiscal year 2016 defense…

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    Lee Authorization of Force Amendment Debate

    Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) offered two amendments related to authorizing the use of force to fight *ISIL. The second amendment would not allow using the 2002 authorization for…

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