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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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  • 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…

    241 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…

    357 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…

    190 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…

    264 views
  • US Policy in Iraq
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    U.S. Policy in Iraq

    Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, talked about the future U.S. course in Iraq. Senator Levin is a critic of the failure of the Iraqi government to meet…

    57 views
  • Iraq Report Testimony Reaction
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    Iraq Report Testimony Reaction

    Senate Democratic leaders talked with reporters about the testimony of General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker before congressional committees during the week on President Bush’s…

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  • 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…

    129 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…

    61 views
  • Democratic Agenda on Iraq
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    Democratic Agenda on Iraq

    Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about a Senate vote on the Levin/Reid amendment on troop redeployment from Iraq by April 30, 2008. Senator Reid said that he would pull further…

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  • 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…

    114 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…

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  • Iraq Supplemental Spending Bill
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    Iraq Supplemental Spending Bill

    Democratic leaders spoke to the press after the Senate vote on the compromise bill for supplemental funding for the war in Iraq. Senator Reid said that he hoped the president would…

    63 views
  • Situation in Iraq
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    Situation in Iraq

    Senators spoke to the press after a closed briefing from General David Petraeus, commander of Multi-National Forces Iraq.

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

    Senators talked about a bipartisan Senate resolution expressing opposition to the president’s plan to send more troops to Iraq. The non-binding resolution would symbolically put the Senate on record as…

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  • Alternative Plans for Iraq
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    Alternative Plans for Iraq

    Witnesses testified about U.S. strategy in Iraq and various alternatives to proposed plans by the Bush administration to bring security and an end to sectarian violence in the region. Among…

    98 views
  • Sunday Talk Show Stakeout
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    Sunday Talk Show Stakeout

    After appearing on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Senator Levin spoke with reporters and argued that military success in Iraq is impossible. He also responded to questions…

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  • Iraq Resolution Debate
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    Iraq Resolution Debate

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about votes on several relations relating to future policy in Iraq, including the narrow defeat of a measure to tie future spending to possible…

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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…

    152 views
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