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    Afghanistan Strategy Assessment

    General Stanley McChrystal and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry testified about plans to send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan and subsequent goals to begin reducing troop levels…

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    Military Nominations Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nominations of Admiral James G. Stavridis to be commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe;…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.

    Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of S.22, the Lands Bill.

    The Senate passed S.22 as amended.; Omnibus Public Land…

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    Secretary of State Nomination Hearing

    Senator Clinton testified about her nomination as secretary of state. Among the topics she addressed were U.S. foreign policy priorities in various regions, including the Middle East…

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    Ambassador to Iraq Nomination Hearing

    Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill testified about his nomination to be the U.S. ambassador to Iraq. He had previously served as ambassador to South Korea, Poland, and…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Captain Phillips on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on piracy off the Somali coast. Witnesses talked about the proper role of the U.S. government in protecting shipping, particularly…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    General Eric Shinseki testified about his nomination as secretary of Veterans Affairs. Among the topics he addressed were the quality of medical care for veterans, long waits to…

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    Troop Levels and Strategy in Afghanistan

    Obama administration officials testified about the president’s plan to raise troop levels in Afghanistan as part of a revised strategy to disengage forces beginning in July 2011.…

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    Ambassador Nominations

    Ambassadorial nominees testified about their qualifications to represent the U.S. in China, Japan, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, and the Republic…

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    Armed Forces Committee Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Forces Committee head a confirmation hearing for several nominees.

    Panel One

    * Raymond E. Mabus Jr. to be secretary of the Navy
    * Robert O. Work to be undersecretary…

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    Afghanistan War

    Witnesses testified about military and civilian operations in Afghanistan and possible strategies to brieng greater stability to the country. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Nomination

    Admiral Michael G. Mullen testified about his nomination to be reappointed to the grade of admiral and reappointed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In his testimony he said…

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    Senate Session

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    Assessing Afghanistan Foreign Policy

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen answered questions about the Obama administration plan to raise…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Military commanders testified about U.S. policy and military strategy in Afghanistan, regional security concerns, and relations with Pakistan. Among the topics they addressed were the…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Defense Department and Military Planning

    Secretary Robert Gates testified about challenges facing the Defense Department. In his remarks he indicted that efforts to combat terrorism in Afghanistan would remain a higher…

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