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  • Wartime Contracting
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    Wartime Contracting

    Witnesses testified on waste, fraud, and abuse in wartime contracting. They also talked about the work and recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. In her remarks, Senator Claire…

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  • Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan Final Report
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    Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan Final Report

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan issued its final report, finding over $30 billion in waste and fraud from U.S.-funded contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last…

    1,299 views
  • 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…

    883 views
  • Commission on Wartime Contracting Hearing Opening Panel
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    Commission on Wartime Contracting Hearing, Opening Panel

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan heard from inspectors general about problems with wartime contracting. Senators Collins, McCaskill, and Webb made opening…

    230 views
  • 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…

    245 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…

    373 views
  • Report on Iraq
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    Report on 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. Both…

    708 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…

    297 views
  • Security Situation in Iraq
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    Security Situation in Iraq

    Retired Army officers and others testified about the effects of the U.S. troop buildup, or surge. It was suggested that the U.S. begin withdrawing troops because it cannot sustain the…

    348 views
  • Situation in Iraq
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    Situation in Iraq

    Senator Jim Webb, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, was interviewed about Iraq and his views after hearing the testimony of General Petraeus and…

    159 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…

    293 views
  • Iraq Security Forces Report
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    Iraq Security Forces Report

    General Jones and other 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…

    138 views
  • Report on Operations in Iraq
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    Report on Operations in Iraq

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the Government Accountability Office’s report on the performance record of the Iraqi government. David Walker testified about…

    62 views
  • Democratic Agenda on Iraq
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    Democratic Agenda on Iraq

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Jim Webb held a news conference to talk about Democrats' efforts to change course in Iraq and to enhance the combat readiness of military and…

    24 views
  • Deputy National Security Adviser Nomination Hearing
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    Deputy National Security Adviser Nomination Hearing

    Lieutenant General Douglas Lute testified about his nomination to serve as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan. He confirmed that he was initially…

    116 views
  • 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…

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

    Secretary Rice testified about the Bush administration’s latest Iraq policy and plans to add 21,500 troops to the forces stationed in Iraq in an effort to bring greater security to the…

    96,590 views
  • New Senator Perspectives
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    New Senator Perspectives

    Senator Jim Webb spoke about his perspectives as a U.S. senator since taking office the previous January, the level of political discourse, as well as conflict in Iraq and the growing…

    24 views
  • Senate Iraq Resolution
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    Senate Iraq Resolution

    Democratic leaders talked with reporters after the Senate vote on the motion to proceed to S. 574, a bill to express the sense of Congress on Iraq. They also responded to questions from…

    35 views
  • 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…

    155 views
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