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  • VA Secretary Addresses Veterans Drug Treatment
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    Veterans and Criminal Justice System

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki gave the keynote address at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals conference. He outlined the VA’s efforts to address veterans'…

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  • Narcotics Terrorism and Southern US Border
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    Narcotics, Terrorism and Southern U.S. Border

    Witnesses testified about a report, “Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment,” and the situation along the southern border of the United States. According to the report, drug…

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  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony
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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony

    The annual Veterans Day observance was held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

    457 views
  • Gulf War 20th Anniversary Tribute
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    Gulf War 20th Anniversary Tribute

    A 20th anniversary tribute was paid to the men and women killed in the 1991 Gulf War. Retired General Barry McCaffrey spoke, and a wreath was laid by other commanding officers from Operations…

    240 views
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony
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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony

    The annual Veterans Day observance was held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Observance
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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Observance

    Veterans of the Vietnam War and other conflicts participated in the annual Veterans Day Observance at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

    424 views
  • Cuban Travel Ban
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    Cuban Travel Ban

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to lift the ban on travel by U.S. citizens to Cuba. Among the issues addressed were the potential impact on Cuba’s government and Cuba’s human…

    222 views
  • Mexican Drug Cartels
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    Mexican Drug Cartels

    General Barry McCaffrey (Ret.) talked about Mexico’s military and law enforcement war against Mexican drug cartels and U.S. efforts to counter that country’s drug trafficking. He also addressed uncertainty…

    425 views
  • Iraq Update
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    Iraq Update

    Retired General Barry McCaffrey returned last month from Iraq and Kuwait where he met with U.S. and Iraqi officials, U.S. Generals, and members of the Iraq military. He talked about the situation…

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  • Afghanistan Security Challenges
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    Afghanistan Security Challenges

    General McCaffery spoke about security operations in Afghanistan, threats posed by a resurgent Taliban and al-Qaeda operation, and his own observations made during a recent trip to the…

    83 views
  • Role of the Military and Intelligence in National Security
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    Role of the Military and Intelligence in National Security

    Leon Panetta moderated a discussion of the role of the military and intelligence in national security. Topics included the need for border security and a national identification system and the threat of cyber…

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  • 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
  • Iraqs PostSurge Prospects
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    Iraq's Post-Surge Prospects

    General Barry McCaffrey, Commander and Chief of the U.S. Southern Command, 1995-1996, talked about Iraq’s post-surge prospects. In December, General McCaffrey traveled to Iraq where he met…

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  • 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…

    134 views
  • US Role in the World
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    U.S. Role in the World

    Karl Rove and former Governor Jeb Bush debated General McCaffrey and former Senator Max Cleland on the question, “Should America Bring Democracy to the World?” Charlie Rose moderated. Each of the participants made…

    224 views
  • Vietnam Memorial Veterans Day Observance
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    Vietnam Memorial Veterans Day Observance

    Veterans of the Vietnam War and other conflicts participated in the 24th Annual Veterans Day Observance at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The ceremony began with a march…

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  • Vietnam Memorial Ceremony
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    Vietnam Memorial Ceremony

    A Memorial Day observance ceremony was held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Veterans, family members, and others made remarks.

    147 views
  • National Security for a New Era
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    National Security for a New Era

    Current and former military officials spoke about the military’s role in international efforts to combat terrorism. Among the issues they addressed were appropriate levels of response to…

    40 views
  • National Drug Strategy Report
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    National Drug Strategy Report

    Mr. McCaffrey and others spoke to reporters about the annual report on drug abuse. Among the topics they addressed were the increased use of ecstasy, drug treatment programs, and adolescent…

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  • Drug Use Report
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    Drug Use Report

    Administration officials and a scientist talked with reporters about the results of a recent survey on drug, tobacco and alcohol use among teenagers. They answered questions from the media.

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