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    Sequestration and National Defense

    Army, Air Force, Marine, and Navy chiefs testified on the impact of sequestration budget cuts to national defense programs. They warned the cuts would compromise the military’s…

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    Military Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee considered the reappointments of Admiral Cecil Haney to command the U.S. Pacific Fleet and Lieutenant General Curtis Scaparrotti to command U.S. forces…

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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee heard from General Martin Dempsey and Admiral James Winnefeld, both of whom had been nominated to remain in their senior military posts on the Joint…

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    Military Sexual Assault Legislation Markup

    The Senate Armed Services Committee marked up sexual assault provisions in the fiscal year 2014 defense authorization. Members focused on proposals that would remove some…

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    Sexual Assaults in the Military, Panel 3

    Legal experts testified on pending legislation on sexual assault in the military. Among the issues they addresses were proposals to remove military commanders from the judicial…

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    Sexual Assaults in the Military, Panel 2

    Military leaders testified on pending legislation on sexual assault in the military. Among the issues they addressed were the role of senior commanders in sexual assault investigations…

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    Sexual Assaults in the Military, Panel 1

    Military service branch chiefs and others testified on pending legislation on sexual assault in the military. Among the issues they addressed were reporting procedures for assault…

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    Global Threats to National Security

    James Clapper and Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on current and future threats to the United States. They spoke specifically…

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    Syrian Civil War

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chair Martin Dempsey briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee on the situation in Syria. Earlier the same day, they testified before…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Defense Department’s fiscal year…

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    Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan

    General Joe Dunford testified on the draw down of military forces in Afghanistan. President Barack Obama announced that 34,000 U.S. troops would come out by February 2014.

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    U.S. Pacific Command Operations

    Admiral Samuel Locklear testified on U.S. Pacific Command programs and operations. Much of the hearing was focused on mounting tensions between North and South Korea. Admiral…

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    Senate Armed Services Committee: Situation in North Korea

    As tensions escalated in Korea, the Senate Armed Services Committee heard from Navy Adm. Samuel Locklear on the military situation in North Korea and U.S.-South Korea relations.

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    Defense Programs and Policies

    U.S. European, Northern, and Southern Command leaders testified on their fiscal year 2014 budget request. General Jacoby said the U.S. could defend the entire country from an Iranian…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military, Part 2

    Senior military legal officials testified before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel about sexual assault in the military. The committee focused on a senior Air Force…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military, Part 1

    Former service members testified before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel about being sexually assault while serving in the military. What could be done to improve…

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    U.S. Strategic Command and Cyber Command Programs

    U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Cyber Command top military officials testified on the programs under their authority. They also covered the impact of sequestration budget cuts on…

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    Defense Authorization for Central Command and Special Operations

    Central and Special Operations Commands leaders testified on funding for 2014 military programs. General James Mattis, the head of military operations in the Middle East and Central…

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    Military Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nominations of General Lloyd Austin to be commander of United States Central Command, which is responsible for operations in the…

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    Army Chief of Staff Odierno on the Impact of Sequestration

    General Raymond Odierno talked to reporters in Dirksen Office Building hearing room G-50 after testifying in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the effects of the possible budget…

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