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    Fiscal Year 2016 Defense Authorization Request

    The leaders of U.S. Central Command, U.S. Africa Command, and special operations forces testified on their proposed fiscal year 2016 spending for their respective units. They also…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and then recessed so that senators could attend an address by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani before a joint meeting of Congress.

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    Navy Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus, Naval Operations Chief Admiral John Greenert, and Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the…

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    Global Terror Threats

    James Clapper and Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global terror threats. Topics included the Ukraine-Russia conflict, the…

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    Monetary Policy Report

    Chair Janet Yellen testified about the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy and the U.S. economic outlook for the year. She said that despite continued…

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    Developments in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan Operations Commander General John Campbell testified on developments in Afghanistan. He told committee members that he had provided the Obama administration with options…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate has voted 93-5 to confirm Ashton Carter to be the next defense secretary. Republican Senators Blunt (MO), Crapo (ID), Kirk (IL), Risch (ID), and Boozman (AR) voted…

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    National Security Strategy

    Two former undersecretaries of Defense for policy, Eric Edelman and Michele Flournoy, testified on national security threats facing the U.S. They answered questions on Iran’s nuclear…

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    Guantanamo Bay Prison

    The Defense Department’s Brian McKeon and the National Counterterrorism Center’s Nicholas Rasmussen testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the future of the…

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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing

    Former Defense Department Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be secretary of defense. He answered two full rounds…

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    Military Retirement and Compensation Changes

    Members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission testified on their efforts to make changes to pensions, health care, and retirement compensation for members of…

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    Budget Control Act of 2011 and Sequestration

    The heads of the military branches testified on the impact of sequestration Defense Department budget cuts on national security.

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    National Security Strategy

    Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and George Shultz testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global threats and national security…

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    National Security Threats

    Generals James Mattis (Ret.), General John Keane (Ret.), and Admiral William Fallon (Ret.) testified at a Senate Armed Services committee hearing on threats to U.S. national…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    National Security Threats

    Former National Security Advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Snowcroft testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on threats to U.S. national security.

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered a House-passed defense authorization bill, which authorized $585 billion for defense programs for 2015.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    After a period of morning business, the Senate debated bills and nominees. They approved two of President Obama’s nominations.

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