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  • Update on Military Situation in Iraq
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    Update on Military Situation in Iraq

    General Patraeus and Ambassador Crocker testified on the situation in Iraq and progress made by the government of Iraq in meeting benchmarks for progress and achieving reconciliation. They…

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  • Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
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    Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps General…

    248 views
  • Armed Forces Nominations Hearing
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    Armed Forces Nominations Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of General David Petraeus for reappointment to the grade of general and to be commander, U.S. Central…

    377 views
  • Fiscal Year 2008 War Supplemental Request
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    Fiscal Year 2008 War Supplemental Request

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on the administration’s fiscal year 2008 supplemental appropriations funding request for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In his…

    216 views
  • Iraq War Strategy
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    Iraq War Strategy

    Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman Michael Mullen testified about the situation in Iraq, progress made by the Iraqi government in meeting benchmarks and achieving reconciliation, future…

    194 views
  • General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker Hearings
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    General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker Hearings

    Senator Ben Nelson, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, talked about yesterday’s hearing with testimony from General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker. He responded to…

    36 views
  • Status of War in Iraq
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    Status of War in Iraq

    General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker testified about military operations in Iraq, recommendations for future Iraq policy, and the ability of the Iraqi Parliament to meet the security challenges of…

    310 views
  • Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Supplemental
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    Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Supplemental

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on the proposed $150 billion emergency supplemental appropriations for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and for rebuilding Baghdad. The committee…

    428 views
  • Situation in Iraq
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    Situation in Iraq

    Senator Ben Nelson talked by remoted video from the Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda about the testimony given the previous day by General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker…

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  • Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Budget

    Admiral Fallon testified about funding requests for U.S. Central Command and ongoing military operations in Iraq. He said that while he was encouraged by signs of improved security in the…

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  • Army Chief of Staff Nomination Hearing
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    Army Chief of Staff Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Gen. George W. Casey Jr. to be reappointed to the grade of general and to be chief of staff of the Army. In his…

    157 views
  • Iraq Resolution
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    Iraq Resolution

    Senator Warner and others spoke to reporters about their proposed Senate resolution opposing President Bush’s plans to augment military forces in Iraq and said they opposed any “open-ended”…

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

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

    102 views
  • Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing
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    Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing

    Robert Gates testified about his nomination as Secretary of Defense. The hearing focused on the conduct of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the future U.S. military role in Iraq.…

    408 views
  • Military Operations in Iraq
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    Military Operations in Iraq

    General Abizaid testified about U.S. military operations in Iraq, security concerns in the country, the state of sectarian violence, and future U.S. strategy in the region. In his testimony…

    209 views
  • Democratic Policy for Iraq
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    Democratic Policy for Iraq

    Senator Nelson talked about Iraq policy and his role in a Democratic-controlled Senate. He participated in the previous day’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on military operations…

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  • Operations and Strategy in Iraq
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    Operations and Strategy in Iraq

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services held a meeting to receive testimony on “U.S. Military Strategy and Operations in Iraq.” Secretary Rumsfeld and other Department of Defense…

    361 views
  • Prisoner Abuse Investigations
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    Prisoner Abuse Investigations

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the recent prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq. They discussed their investigations into prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib. Witnesses asserted that the abuses were not…

    395 views
  • Military Detention Operations
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    Military Detention Operations

    Members of the Independent Panel to Review the Department of Defense Detention Operations testified before the committee about their findings. They spoke about the causes for the abuse of detainees in…

    103 views
  • Iraq Force Commander Nomination
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    Iraq Force Commander Nomination

    General Casey testified about his qualifications to be the first commander of the Multinational Force-Iraq, a new position established to oversee U.S. and coalition military activities in…

    60 views
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