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    U.S. Africa Command and National Guard Bureau Nominations

    A confirmation hearing was held for the nomination of Lieutenant General Thomas Waldhauser to lead U.S. Africa Command and Lieutenant General Joseph Lengyel to be the chief of the National Guard Burea. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced Lieutenant General Lengyel. During his testimony Lieutenant General Waldhauser said that he was not aware of an “overall grand strategy” in Libya and that additional ground troops were not needed at the moment.

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    Air Force Chief of Staff Confirmation Hearing

    General David Goldfein testified at a hearing on his nomination to be Air Force chief of the staff. As vice chief of staff for the Air Force, General Goldfein was also seeking reappointment to the grade of general. He responded to questions on the state of the Air Force, including its personnel strength and challenges in retaining trained pilots and experienced officers, as well as inquiries on the states of various equipment and aircraft programs that had been affected by budget cuts.

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified at a hearing on operations against ISIL*, including the Obama administration decision to deploy 250 additional troops to Syria. Secretary Carter said that as the U.S. continued to battle ISIL in Syria and Iraq, he had become increasingly concerned about the political and economic challenges each country faced.

    * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

    Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan, program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program, and other officials testified at a hearing about a recent government report raising concerns about the aircraft’s logistical software that could delay its deployment. Topics included the costs of the program and software glitches, scheduling issues, and testing.

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    Confirmation Hearing for Generals Curtis Scaparrotti and Lori Robinson

    General Curtis Scaparrotti, nominated to be Commander of U.S. European Command, and General Lori Robinson, nominated to be Commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, testified at their confirmation hearing. They answered questions on drug trafficking, Russian aggression. combating ISIS*, NATO operations, and Afghanistan troops levels.

    * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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