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  • US Military Force Protection
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    U.S. Military Force Protection

    The House Air and Land Forces and Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittees held a joint hearing on force protection equipment programs for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.…

  • Military Redeployment From Iraq
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    Military Redeployment From Iraq

    Witnesses testified on the progress of the U.S. military draw-down in Iraq. Topics included the relationship between U.S. policies in Iraq and Afghanistan, domestic problems arising when…

  • US Efforts in Iraq
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    U.S. Efforts in Iraq

    General Odienero testified about U.S. operations in Iraq. He said that Congress should not lose sight of the gains in Iraq, even while turning its focus toward Afghanistan. He also spoke about…

  • Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
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    Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Witnesses, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, testified about strategy and operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In their remarks they…

  • Iraq Progress Report
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    Iraq Progress Report

    Witnesses testified about a progress report on Iraq produced by the Government Accountability Office. Among the topics addressed were the state of Iraqi security services, calls by Iraqi…

  • Iraqi Security Forces
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    Iraqi Security Forces

    The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on efforts to train, develop and support the Iraqi security forces. Witnesses testified about a number of issues including recent levels of…

  • Status of War in Iraq
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    Status of War in Iraq

    General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker testified about the status of military operations in Iraq and political developments over the past several months during a “surge” in troop levels designed to…

  • Mine Resistant Vehicles
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    Mine Resistant Vehicles

    Rep. Taylor talked about Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (M.R.A.P.) Vehicles. He gave a history of the vehicles and talked about the logistical advantage of them. He spoke of the reasons…

  • Iraq Security Forces Report
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    Iraq Security Forces Report

    Commissioners testified about their report on security in Iraq and the capabilities of Iraqi security forces operating in tandem with U.S. military forces. They noted both great progress in…

  • Presidents Iraq Plan
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    President's Iraq Plan

    Representative Taylor, chairman of a House Armed Services Subcommittee, talked about President Bush’s plan for Iraq and today’s Armed Services Committee hearing on President Bush’s strategy…

  • US Policy Toward Iraq
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Secretary Gates and General Pace testified before the House Armed Services Committee about the president’s plan to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq in an effort to improve security and assist the Iraqi…

  • House Session
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    House Session

    Members debated a rule for consideration of a resolution on the immediate withdrawal of military forces from Iraq. The resolution was brought to the floor by Representative Hunter to clarify the…

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  • Iraq Security Forces
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    Iraq Security Forces

    Witnesses testified about the training of Iraqi security forces, security threats to forces and reconstruction efforts, and assessments on the strength of the Iraqi insurgency.

  • Marine Corps Force Protection
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    Marine Corps Force Protection

    The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on Marine Corps force protection. The hearing focused on the nature of security threats to U.S. forces, use of improvised explosive devices…

  • Future of US Forces in Iraq
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    Future of U.S. Forces in Iraq

    Officials testified about the role of U.S. forces following the transfer of sovereignty to Iraqi authorities. Among the issues they addressed were the current security challenges, building…

  • Operations in Iraq
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    Operations in Iraq

    Witnesses testified regarding operations in Iraq and military funding. They also talked about the war on terror, operations in Afghanistan, U.S. military force levels, plans for the…

  • Transition to Iraqi Sovereignty Morning
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    Transition to Iraqi Sovereignty, Morning

    Officials testified about the planned transition of sovereignty to Iraqi authorities on June 30, 2004. Among the issues they addressed were the security situation in Iraq, the powers and…

  • US Force Rotation
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    U.S. Force Rotation

    Military officials testified about troop rotation in Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were training for theater operations, tour lengths, joint force operations, and logistics. General…

  • Operations in Iraq
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    Operations in Iraq

    Officials testified about supplemental funding requests for post-war reconstruction and military efforts in Iraq. Among the issues they addressed were the security situation in the country,…

  • Iraq Trip
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    Iraq Trip

    Representative Skelton, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Representative Spratt, ranking member of the House Budget Committee, talked with reporters about their recent…

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