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    Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives

    Pentagon officials testified on Defense Department initiatives proposed by Secretary Robert Gates to more efficiently fund defense programs. One of the proposals included the elimination of…

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    Quadrennial Defense Review

    William Perry and Stephen Hadley testified on the final report of the independent panel’s assessment of the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Problems at Arlington National Cemetery

    Army Secretary John McHugh and Army Inspector General Lieutenant General Steven Whitcomb testified about allegations of lost and mislabeled grave sites and mishandling of remains at…

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    House Session

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    Developments in Afghanistan

    Defense Department officials testified on security and stability of operations in Afghanistan. Topics included the counterinsurgency, efforts to eliminate the Taliban refuge in Mariah, and…

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    House Session

    In a three-hour portion members debated forcing withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan in accordance with the War Powers Act.

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    Review of Fort Hood Shootings

    The House Committee Armed Services Committee received testimony on the findings of the Department of Defense Independent Review Relating to Fort Hood. The co-chairmen of the review group…

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    Afghanistan and Pakistan Troop Levels and Strategy

    The House Armed Services Committee heard testimony on the results of a strategic review of Afghanistan.

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill expanding the Department of Homeland Security’s authority over chemical and water plant safety. Members also made speeches in honor of the victims of the…

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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…

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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…

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    House Session

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    Military Commissions and Detainee Policy

    Obama administration officials urged Congress to move forward with proposed changes to the military commissions system, which the president has said he wants to continue to use to put alleged…

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    House Session

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    2010 Defense Budget

    Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen testified at a hearing on the fiscal year 2010 Department of Defense budget. Among the topics they addressed were operations in Afghanistan and Iraq,…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Military commanders testified about U.S. policy and military strategy in Afghanistan, regional security concerns, and relations with Pakistan. Among the topics they addressed were the growing…

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    Military Operations in Europe and Asia

    The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on security developments in the areas of responsibility of the U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. European Command, and U.S. Forces Korea. Among…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill limiting executive compensation for TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) recipients. Members also debated a bill dealing with tobacco regulation and began work on…

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    House Session

    U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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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…

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