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    Defense Budget and Strategy

    Former Pentagon officials spoke about defense policy and future military strategy, focusing on ways in which budget decisions could affect future operations and global strategy. Dov…

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    Wartime Contracting

    Witnesses testified on waste, fraud, and abuse in wartime contracting. They also talked about the work and recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. In her…

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    Palestinian Statehood

    As the United Nations Security Council formally considered Palestine’s statehood bid, experts discussed the implications of the long-standing conflict with Israel on the U.S. and…

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    Book Discussion on They Knew They Were Right

    The Nixon Center hosted a luncheon discussion on Jacob Heilbrunn’s book They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Necons, published that day by Doubleday. In his book he…

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    Quadrennial Defense Review

    Mr. Zakheim spoke about the Quadrennial Defense Review. He talked about his testimony before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee about the fiscal direction and…

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    Book Discussion on Every War Must End

    Mr. Ikle and others talked about the updated second edition of his book Every War Must End, published by Columbia University Press. It examined obstacles that arise when trying to…

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    Defense Budget Cuts

    Participants talked about military funding levels, potential cuts in the Defense Department budget, military transformation to meet future threats, and the impact of operations in…

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    Quadrennial Defense Review Preparation

    Officials spoke about the quadrennial defense review, military transformation to meet emerging threats, the use of technology and improved weapons systems, and lessons from operations in…

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    Defense Department Appropriations

    Mr. Zakheim testified about the Defense Department’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2005. Among the topics he addressed were procurement programs, personnel issues, the cost of…

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    Fiscal Year 2005 Defense Appropriations

    Secretary Rumsfeld and other Defense Department officials testified about the department’s proposed fiscal year 2005 budget of $68.9 billion. Other topics included a lack of…

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    Defense Department Budget Issues

    Mr. Zakheim talked with reporters about the Defense Department budget and the cost of the Iraq War. He recommended not requesting supplemental funds until October 2004, the…

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    Fiscal Year 2005 Defense Budget

    Officials testified regarding the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2005 budget request. Among the specific issues addressed were force size, strength, structure, and composition;…

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    Defense Department Budget

    Mr. Zakheim briefed reporters on the proposed fiscal year 2005 defense budget. He talked about spending priorities and procurement programs and answered questions from the…

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    Spending for Iraq and Afghanistan

    Mr. Zakheim talked about his duties as comptroller and chief financial officer of the Defense Department and the $87 billion supplemental budget request for Iraq and Afghanistan,…

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    Supplemental Appropriations Request

    Defense officials testified about supplemental spending requests for military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among the topics they addressed were how…

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    Supplemental Appropriations Request

    Defense Department leaders testified about requests for additional funding for military and reconstruction operations in Iraq. Among the issues they addressed were the security…

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    Defense Department Appropriations

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from Secretary Rumsfeld on the fiscal year 2004 appropriations for the Defense Department.

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    Disbursement of Supplemental Funding

    Mr. Zackheim spoke to reporters about the distribution of emergency supplemental funds to pay for the cost of war in Iraq. Following his remarks he answered questions from the…

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    Fiscal Year 2004 Defense Budget

    Officials testified about spending priorities for the Department of Defense and answered several questions about potential military action in Iraq.

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    Fiscal Year 2004 Defense Budget

    Defense officials testified about budget requests for fiscal year 2004. Among the topics they addressed were overseas deployments of forces for potential conflict in Iraq, efforts to combat…

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