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    Afghanistan Strategy Assessment

    General Stanley McChrystal and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry testified about plans to send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan and subsequent goals to begin reducing troop levels…

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    Gays and Lesbians in the Military

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen testified on the potential repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”…

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    Military Nominations Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nominations of Admiral James G. Stavridis to be commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe;…

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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy

    Defense Department officials testified on the Department of Defense Working Group survey of the issues associated with a repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy…

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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy

    Military branch chiefs testified on the results of the Department of Defense survey on repeal of the military “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy banning service by…

    1,883 views
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    General Petraeus Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of General David Petraeus to be commander, International Security Assistance Force and, commander, U.S.…

    1,877 views
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    Afghanistan Operations

    General Petraeus testified on current operations in Afghanistan.
    During questioning from Senator McCain, General Petraeus took suddenly ill and the hearing was suspended as he walked from…

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    Senator Levin on Gays and Lesbians in the Military Hearing

    Senate Armed Forces Committee Chair Carl Levin spoke to reporters following a hearing on the potential repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy…

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    Central Command and Special Operations Budget

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the fiscal 2011 budget request for the operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In his testimony General Petraeus addressed a…

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    Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin briefed reporters about the findings of a year-long committee investigation into the operations of some private security contractors in…

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    Senator Levin on Defense Authorization Bill

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin spoke about his panel’s markup of the Defense Authorization bill and how it differs from the House version. Topics included pay…

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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    Witnesses testified about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, which has suffered from cost overruns and production delays. They said the average price of an F-35 aircraft as…

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    Troop Levels and Strategy in Afghanistan

    Obama administration officials testified about the president’s plan to raise troop levels in Afghanistan as part of a revised strategy to disengage forces beginning in July 2011.…

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    Military Suicides

    Witnesses testified about suicides among U.S. service members and initiatives within the Department of Defense to prevent military suicides,
    including improvement of access to mental…

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    Armed Forces Committee Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Forces Committee head a confirmation hearing for several nominees.

    Panel One

    * Raymond E. Mabus Jr. to be secretary of the Navy
    * Robert O. Work to be undersecretary…

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    Fiscal Year 2011 Defense Authorization

    Witnesses testified about the fiscal 2011 budget request for the Department of Defense and armed services, focusing on budgets for the U.S. African and European Commands and U.S. Joint…

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    U.S. Central Command Nomination

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of Marine Corps General James Mattis for reappointment to the grade of general and to be commander, U.S. Central…

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    Marine Corps Commandant Nomination

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General James Amos to the grade of general and to be commandant of the Marine Corps.

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    Military Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nominations of Raymond T. Odierno for reappointment to the grade of general and commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, and…

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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Nomination

    Admiral Michael G. Mullen testified about his nomination to be reappointed to the grade of admiral and reappointed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In his testimony he said…

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