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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…

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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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    Military Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee took up the nominations for Air Force General Claude Kehler to head U.S. Strategic Command, and Army General Carter Ham to lead U.S. Africa…

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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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    Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives

    Pentagon officials testified about Defense Department initiatives proposed by Secretary Robert Gates to more efficiently fund defense programs. One of the proposals included the…

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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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    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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    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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    Congressional Trip to Pakistan

    Senate Armed Services Committee members Carl Levin and Jack Reed spoke to reporters and answered questions about their recent trip to Pakistan. They talked about their meetings with…

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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.…

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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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    Military Suicides

    Military branch vice chiefs and a Veterans Administration official spoke about efforts to prevent military suicides. They also talked about efforts to diagnose and treat brain injuries.

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    New START Treaty

    Obama administration officials testified about the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), focusing on implications for national security programs. Among the issues they addressed…

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    Afghanistan Operations, Part 2

    General David Petraeus and Michele Flournoy testified on current operations in Afghanistan. In their testimony they focused on a 2011 goal for withdrawal and a year-end review of…

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    Afghanistan Operations, Part 1

    General David Petraeus and Michele Flournoy testified on current operations in Afghanistan. In their testimony they focused on a 2011 goal for withdrawal and a year-end review of…

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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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    Afghanistan Operations, Petraeus Recovery

    Following an incident in the hearing where General Petraeus collapsed, committee members waited while he recovered. When he returned, Chairman Levin announced that the hearing would…

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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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    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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    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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