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    Soldiers' Stories from the Afghan War

    Veterans of combat operations in Afghanistan testified about their experiences and offered advice from the perspective of soldiers and junior officers in the field. Most said that U.S.…

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    Secretary of State Nomination Hearing

    Senator Clinton testified about her nomination as secretary of state. Among the topics she addressed were U.S. foreign policy priorities in various regions, including the Middle East…

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    Ambassador to Iraq Nomination Hearing

    Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill testified about his nomination to be the U.S. ambassador to Iraq. He had previously served as ambassador to South Korea, Poland, and…

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    Peace in the Middle East

    Former British Prime Minister and Special U.N. Envoy to the Middle East Tony Blair testified about negotiations and efforts to achieve a peace agreement between Israelis and…

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    Global Health

    Former President Bill Clinton and Bill Gates talked before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about improving health care in developing nations and about global health challenges.

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    Global Climate Change

    Former Vice President Al Gore testified about global climate change and the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. He urged that the U.S. take global leadership of the issue…

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    Captain Phillips on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on piracy off the Somali coast. Witnesses talked about the proper role of the U.S. government in protecting shipping, particularly…

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    Release of Pan Am Flight 103 Bomber

    State and Justice Departments officials as well as cancer specialists testified on the release of convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison in 2009.…

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    Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

    Witnesses testified on U.S. and international rescue, recovery and reconstruction efforts in Haiti after an earthquake that devastated the nation. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    The U.S. and the G-20

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified on the current global economic crisis and proposed reforms discussed during the Pittsburgh G-20. In his testimony he urged Congress to pass…

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    Vote on Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a business meeting to vote on the nomination of Senator Hillary R. Clinton to be secretary of state. Her nomination was approved 16-1.

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    Ambassador Nominations

    Ambassadorial nominees testified about their qualifications to represent the U.S. in China, Japan, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, and the Republic…

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    Foreign Policy Priorities

    Secretary Hillary Clinton testified before the committee about the fiscal year 2011 State Department budget. She said the budget represented a $4.9 billion increase over 2010, of which…

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    U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen testified on the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) that will limit…

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    Afghanistan War

    Witnesses testified about military and civilian operations in Afghanistan and possible strategies to brieng greater stability to the country. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    U.S. Troop Levels in Afghanistan

    General David Petraeus, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and Deputy Secretary Jack Lew testified about the Obama administration’s proposed strategy for the war in Afghanistan. The plan…

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    Energy Security, Part 1

    Former President Carter testified about U.S. energy policy and reducing dependence on foreign oil. In his testimony he made reference to his 1977 “fireside chats” on energy…

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    Ambassador to Syria Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Robert Stephen Ford to be U.S. ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic.

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    Hezbollah and the Middle East, Government Officials

    Officials testified about the international an regional security threats posed by Hezbollah, including its role in Lebanon and support it receives from Syria and Iran. They said that…

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    START Treaty

    Henry Kissinger testified on the new U.S.-Russia nuclear arms reduction treaty, START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty). The treaty calls for both the U.S. and Russia to reduce the number…

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