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    Conflict in Eastern Congo, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged…

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    Conflict in Eastern Congo, State and Defense Officials

    State and Defense Department officials testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security…

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    Defense Plans for Sequestration

    Officials testified about automatic budget cuts scheduled for January 2013, known as sequestration. They focused on planning for sequestration, likely impact of the budget cuts on…

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    Defense Department Auditability Challenges

    Witnesses testified on the military’s lack of an effective mechanism in place to audit its books.

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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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    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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    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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    Veteran Health Care Assistance

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of Veteran Affairs Eric Shinseki discussed ways to more effectively reintroduce those in the armed forces back into civilian life. The…

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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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    Afghan Security Forces

    Military experts testified before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the progress of Afghan security forces as NATO forces are scheduled to withdraw…

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    Progress of Afghan National Security Forces

    Witnesses testified about the readiness, training, and capabilities of the Afghan national security forces. They talked about progress made in training the forces and preparations for…

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    Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Programs and Policies, Part 4

    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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    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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    Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Programs and Policies, Part 2

    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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    Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Programs and Policies, Part 1

    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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    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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    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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    Afghanistan War, Part 2

    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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    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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    Army Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

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

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