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  • Discussion on Melvin Laird and the US Military
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    Melvin Laird and the U.S. Military

    Panelists talked about Melvin Laird’s time as President Nixon’s defense secretary during the last years of the Vietnam War, and his strategy to position the military for the future. This event by…

  • Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing Part 1
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    Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing, Part 1

    Former Senator Chuck Hagel testified on his nomination to be secretary of Defense. Among the topics he addressed were military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, his opinions and votes on…

  • Leadership and Strategy
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    Leadership and Strategy

    David Abshire talked about lessons to be learned from the leadership and strategy of Admiral Arleigh Burke. Following Mr. Abshire’s presentation, Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen,…

  • Air Force Nominations Hearing
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    Air Force Nominations Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nominations of Michael B. Donley to be secretary of the Air Force, General Norton A. Schwartz for reappointment to the…

  • The State of the Army
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    The State of the Army

    General Casey and Secretary Geren testified about the need for a larger U.S. Army to meet administration demands. General Casey said, “We are consumed with meeting the demands of the current…

  • US Central Command Nomination Hearing
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    U.S. Central Command Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Admiral William J. Fallon, USN, for reappointment to the grade of admiral and to be commander of the U.S. Central…

  • Marine Corps Commandant Nomination Hearing
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    Marine Corps Commandant Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee considered the nomination of Lieutenant General James Conway for appointment to the grade of general and to be commandant of the Marine Corps. Among the…

  • National Guard and Reserves
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    National Guard and Reserves

    Commissioners heard testimony from members of Congress and others. Topics included the role of the National Guard and the Reserves, periods of deployment, readiness, compensation, and the…

  • Efforts to Combat Terrorism
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    Efforts to Combat Terrorism

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the current status of the Army and Marine Corps efforts to combat terrorism. Witnesses testified about recruitment efforts, retention…

  • US National Security
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    U.S. National Security

    Witnesses testified about current and future worldwide threats to the national security of the United States. Topics included threats facing the U.S., the insurgency in Iraq, enhanced…

  • Military Survivor Benefits
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    Military Survivor Benefits

    Senators spoke to reporters about proposals to increase financial benefits to survivors and families of service personnel killed in combat. Following their remarks they answered questions…

  • The American Patriot Award
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    The American Patriot Award

    Foundation representatives presented former Senator Bob Dole with the American Patriot Award from the National Defense University for “being an exceptional American who has demonstrated a profound and abiding love…

  • Sunday Talk Show Stakeout
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    Sunday Talk Show Stakeout

    After appearing on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ the chairmen of the Senate Armed Forces and Foreign Relations Committees, respectively, answered reporters' questions about their recent trip to Iraq and the future…

  • 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…

  • Defense CounterNarcotic Programs Budget
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    Defense Counter-Narcotic Programs Budget

    Witnesses testified regarding the military budget for drug interdiction and other counter-narcotics activities. Among the specific issues addressed were the nexus between illegal drugs and…

  • US Army Operations
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    U.S. Army Operations

    Witnesses testified about issues facing the U.S. Army. Among the topics they addressed were morale issues facing troops deployed in Iraq, personnel and retention issues, and operations in…

  • Sexual Misconduct Allegations
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    Witnesses testified about the sexual assault allegations at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Topics included accountability, academy leadership and proposed policy changes to prevent further…

  • Sexual Misconduct Report
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    Sexual Misconduct Report

    Witnesses testified regarding sexual misconduct at the U.S. Air Force Academy, focusing on the Air Force Academy Sexual Misconduct Review Panel’s recently released final report. The…

  • Military Reappointment Nominations
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    Military Reappointment Nominations

    The committee considered whether or not to reappoint General Myers and General Pace to their positions as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, respectively. Other topics…

  • Central Command Confirmation Hearing
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    Central Command Confirmation Hearing

    General Abizaid testified about his nomination to replace General Tommy Franks as Commander, U.S. Central Command. Among the topics he addressed were the current situation in Iraq, lessons…

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