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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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    Obama Veterans Affairs Secretary Announcement

    President-Elect Obama announced his selection of Retired General Eric Shinseki, former Army chief o staff, as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Following the…

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    Crusader Artillery System

    Witnesses testified about the decision to cancel the development of the Crusader mobile howitzer system and the transformation of the U.S. military to meet the needs of future combat…

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    General Status of U.S. Armed Forces

    Service chiefs testified about the readiness and strength of the U.S. military. Among the issues they addressed were military pay and retention rates, the effects of military and…

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    Department of Defense Authorization

    Service secretaries and military chiefs testified about funding needs in the Department of Defense. Among the topics they addressed were improving military infrastructure, financial…

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    Anti-Harassment Plan

    Military officials expressed regret at the brutal murder of Barry Winchell, a gay soldier in Kentucky. 
    They briefed reporters on an ongoing investigation into the command climate of…

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    Fiscal Year 2004 Defense Budget

    Military chiefs testified about defense posture and budget requests for fiscal year 2004. Among the topics they addressed were military acquisition programs, overseas deployment, efforts to…

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    Military Confirmation Hearing

    General Jones testified about his nomination for the position of
    Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corp. General Shineski testified about
    his nomination for the position of Chief of Staff…

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    Future of the U.S. Military

    Military chiefs testified about funding requests for military operations, research and development, and future programs. Among the topics they addressed were military operations in…

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    Strategic Nuclear Force Requirements

    Military officials testified about potential strategic arms reduction agreements between the U.S. and Russia. Among the issues they addressed were the strategic implications of such…

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    National Security Challenges

    General Shinseki talked about security challenges faced by peace-keeping forces and means of facilitating government building following periods of war. He talked about his experiences…

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    Military Procurement Policies

    Witnesses testified about Defense Department procurement policies and recent decisions to purchase Army berets from foreign sources. At issue was whether small businesses in the U.S.…

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    State of the Armed Services

    Military chiefs testified about the current state of training and readiness in the Armed Forces, and future military requirements. Among the issues they addressed were the toll of…

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    Overview of Army Operations

    Senators heard testimony on the operations on the U.S. Army. Among the issues discussed were U.S. Army policy and ventures the army is currently undertaking. Witnesses also…

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    Pentagon Attack Victims Assessment

    U.S. Army officials talked with reporters about Army personnel who were killed in the September 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

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    Military as the Foundation for National Security

    General myers talked about the role and mission of the U.S. military as well as the place of military force in international efforts to combat terrorism.

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