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    Law of the Sea Treaty

    Secretaries Clinton and Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, an international convention that sets rules for…

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    National Security Priorities and Defense Spending

    Witnesses testified on lessons learned by the Department of Defense over the preceding decade, and gave a comprehensive assessment of how those lessons might be applied in the future in…

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    Violence and Political Unrest in Syria

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the violence in Syria. Several committee members pressed for military action against the forces of…

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    Admiral Mike Mullen Retirement Ceremony

    President Obama and Defense Secretary Panetta praised Admiral Mike Mullen at his change of command and retirement ceremony. The ceremony included a military review, martial music, and…

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    Benghazi Consulate Attack

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Secretary Panetta in…

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    Memorial Day Observance

    Ceremonies marking the 144th observance of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery included a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony as President Obama laid a…

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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony

    The annual Memorial Day observance held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. included a proclamation to begin the national commemoration of the Vietnam War’s 50th…

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    CIA Director and Defense Secretary Nominations

    President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for secretary of defense. He urged the Senate to act…

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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Witnesses testified about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in his remarks that U.S. and Afghanistan forces were searching for better ways to…

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    Defense Spending and National Security

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chair Martin Dempsey testified on defense spending in light of automatic cuts, known as sequestration, scheduled to go into effect in January…

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    Iraq Security Issues, Defense Department Officials

    Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey testified on security issues in Iraq. Questions focused on the planned withdrawal of all U.S. military forces from Iraq, with several contentious…

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    Farewell Ceremony for Secretary Leon Panetta

    President Obama and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey paid tribute to outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The ceremony included members from all of the…

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    Defense Department 2013 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the 2013 military budget. Secretary Panetta defended proposed cuts of $487 billion over…

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    Future of the U.S. Military

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the future of the U.S. military. In his remarks he said that Afghan forces were on schedule to take the lead for securing their country in…

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    Secretaries Clinton and Panetta on U.S. International Issues

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about U.S. international challenges. Topics included the federal budget, future operations in Afghanistan,…

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    Ceremony Honoring Former Secretary Clinton

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey honored former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the Department of Defense’s highest award for…

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    Government Shutdown and National Debt

    Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and former budget director in the George W. Bush administration Jim Nussle talked about the national debt and the government shutdown. Both are…

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    Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Budget

    Secretary Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey outlined the military’s fiscal 2013 budget request. The $525 billion package, with an additional request for $88.4 billion for…

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    Secretary Panetta on the Defense Strategic Review

    Secretary Panetta and defense officials spoke to reporters at the Pentagon about U.S. military strategy in the 21st century. The new military strategy included $487 billion in cuts…

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    Pentagon September 11th Memorial Ceremony

    President Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey presided over a ceremony to pay tribute to the people who died at the Pentagon from the…

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