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  • 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…

  • Representative Sestak on Afghanistan and Iraq
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    Representative Sestak on Afghanistan and Iraq

    Representative Joe Sestak talked about U.S. policy options on Afghanistan and Iran, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Representative Seskat is a member of…

  • 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…

  • Iraq War Spending
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    Iraq War Spending

    The House Democratic Leadership today may bring the Iraq supplemental bill to the floor for a vote, bypassing any mark-up by committee. The bill includes 162 billion dollars in war funding…

  • US Strategy in Iraq
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    U.S. Strategy in Iraq

    Witnesses testified on alternative strategies for post-surge operations in Iraq. Topics included were the ability of the Iraqi police to take over security operations and corruption in the…

  • 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…

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

    Representative Joe Sestak spoke about “Iraq and National Security: A Military Transformation.” He argued that a strong military is essential to reclaiming control of core U.S. national…

  • Redeployment of US Forces
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    Redeployment of U.S. Forces

    General Keane and Mr. Korb testified about planning for the redeployment of U.S. forces from Iraq. Among the issues they addressed were the political and security situation in Iraq,…

  • US Troops in Iraq Markup
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    U.S. Troops in Iraq Markup

    The full committee will meet to mark up H.R. 3087, to require the president, in coordination with the secretary of State, the secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other senior military…

  • Operations in Iraq
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    Operations in Iraq

    Representative Sestak talked about Iraq policy and Senate debate over war policy and amendments on the floor, as well as re-evaluation of strategy in the House. He also responded to…

  • Iraq War Resolution
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    Iraq War Resolution

    Representative Sestak spoke by remote video from the Cannon House Office Building in support of the resolution on the war in Iraq being debated in the House of Representatives. A member of the…

  • House Session
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    House Session

    Members debated a non-binding resolution opposing current U.S. policy in Iraq while supporting military personnel stationed in the region.

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  • Presidents Iraq Plan
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    President's Iraq Plan

    Representative Sestak talked about President Bush’s plans for Iraq and hearings in Congress on Iraq. He is a freshman member of Congress, a former U.S. Navy admiral, and a member of the…

  • 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…