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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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    Afghanistan Troop Reduction Plan

    Michelle Flournoy and Admiral Mike Mullen testified about President Obama’s Afghanistan troop reduction plan. Admiral Mullen said he supported the president’s plan to…

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    Possible Defense Spending Cuts

    Jeffrey Zients and Ashton Carter testified on the effects of automatic budget cuts on Defense Department and other government programs. The cuts, also known as sequestration, were part…

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    Afghanistan War, Part 1

    General John Allen and Undersecretary James Miller testified on operations in Afghanistan. Among the topics they addressed were the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country by 2014,…

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    Developments in Syria

    Officials testified about events in Syria, including recent violence against protestors, the state of a cease-fire brokered by the United Nations general secretary, and regional security…

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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Implementation, Part 2

    Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines chiefs testified on the progress toward implementing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal law allowing gays and lesbians in the…

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    U.S. Military Operations in Libya

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen spoke about the scope and extent of U.S. involvement in military action against the forces of…

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    Defense Department Civilian Workforce

    Witnesses testified on the Defense Department’s civilian and contractor personnel as a result of impending budget cuts due to sequestration. Proposed cuts to the Defense budget…

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    Impact of Defense Budget Cuts

    Defense industry executives testified on the possible effects on the private sector of sequestration, automatic across-the-board budget cuts Congress enacted as part of the August 2011…

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    Army Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

    General Ray Odierno and John McHugh testified on the fiscal year 2013 Army budget request.

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    Military Retirement System Overhaul Proposals

    Federal officials testified on proposals to overhaul the military retirement system. They urged caution in moving forward with overhauling the military retirement system and said…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the 2013 military budget.

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    Defense Department Programs

    Three top military commanders testified about their program requests in the 2012 budget. They said drug trafficking had made the border regions of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador…

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    Operations in Afghanistan

    General Petraeus and Michelle Flournoy testified on U.S. military and diplomatic operations in Afghanistan. In their remarks they said that gains made by the Taliban in recent years…

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    Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Programs and Policies, Part 3

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill would authorize $554 billion for the Defense Department and national…

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    U.S. Military Logistics and Operations in Africa

    The U.S. commanders in charge of military logistics and operations in Africa testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the president’s 2012 budget request. Among the…

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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Implementation, Part 1

    Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines chiefs testified on the progress toward implementing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal law allowing gays and lesbians in the…

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    Korean Peninsula Security

    Witnesses testified on Korean peninsula security, specifically the issue of whether or not a satellite North Korea plans to launch in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War is a…

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    Defense Department 2012 Budget

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen testified on the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2012 budget proposal. Secretary Gates cautioned…

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    F-22 Raptor Oxygen Problems

    Witnesses testified on the problem of pilots becoming dizzy from oxygen deprivation while flying the Air Force supersonic F-22 Raptor aircraft. They talked about reports and…

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