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  • Wartime Contracting Waste Fraud and Abuse
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    Wartime Contracting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

    Members of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan testified on the findings in their final report which noted that between $30 and $60 billion had been lost due to…

  • US Military Withdrawal from Iraq
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    U.S. Military Withdrawal from Iraq

    Witnesses testified about transitioning responsibility for U.S. operations in Iraq from the Defense Department to the State Department as part of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops.…

  • Electrocution Deaths in Iraq
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    Electrocution Deaths in Iraq

    Witnesses testified about 16 U.S. soldiers that died in Iraq after being electrocuted, as well as electrical systems operations in various regions of Iraq. The hearing titled “Deficient…

  • State Department Operations in Iraq
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    State Department Operations in Iraq

    Secretary Rice testified about State Department operations in Iraq. Several members accused Secretary Rice of grossly mismanaging diplomatic efforts in Iraq and concealing information from…

  • Private Security Firms in Iraq
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    Private Security Firms in Iraq

    Mr. Prince and a panel of government officials testified about the mission and performance of Blackwater USA and its affiliated companies in Iraq and Afghanistan and whether the reliance of…

  • Iraqi Corruption
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    Iraqi Corruption

    Witnesses testified about Iraqi government operations, charges of widespread corruption in security and interior departments, the pace of political reform in Iraq, evaluating future…

  • Blackwater Investigation
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    Blackwater Investigation

    Representative John Tierney talked about Congress’s questions about the Blackwater USA security firm. The House Oversight Committee held a hearing the previous day on Blackwater’s…

  •  Iraq Reconstruction and Contractors
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    Iraq Reconstruction and Contractors

    The Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars in Iraq, focusing on the use of private military contractors. Family members of four…

  • Waste Fraud and Abuse in Iraq Reconstruction
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    Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Iraq Reconstruction

    The Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars in Iraq reconstruction by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). Ambassador Paul…

  • PreIraq War Intelligence
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    Pre-Iraq War Intelligence

    Democratic members of the House of Representatives spoke to reporters about letters they prepared for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra and National Security Adviser…

  • House Session
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    House Session

    Members debated a rule for consideration of a resolution on the immediate withdrawal of military forces from Iraq. The resolution was brought to the floor by Representative Hunter to clarify the…

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  • Iraq Reconstruction
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    Iraq Reconstruction

    Witnesses testified regarding efforts by the U.S.-led coalition to restore peace, freedom, security, and dignity to the people of Iraq. Most praised the accomplishments of the coalition to…