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  • US Military Readiness
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    U.S. Military Readiness

    Witnesses testified about military readiness and capability. Of particular concern were recruitment and retention of skilled and qualified personnel. Each branch of service said that they…

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  • Senator Thurmond Tribute
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    Senator Thurmond Tribute

    Senator Thurmond was honored at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of his commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve. The ceremony included a review of troops from the 3rd US Infantry,…

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  • General Status of US Armed Forces
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    General Status of U.S. Armed Forces

    Service chiefs testified about the readiness and strength of the U.S. military. Among the issues they addressed were military pay and retention rates, the effects of military and peacekeeping missions…

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  • Joint Chiefs of Staff 50th Anniversary
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    Joint Chiefs of Staff 50th Anniversary

    After a parade of troops from all four branches of military service, President Clinton and others spoke about the history of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the impact that its formation had…

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  • Status of US Armed Forces
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    Status of U.S. Armed Forces

    Witnesses testified that significant increases in the defense budget were needed to ensure a high level of operational readiness. Of particular concern were adequate training, recruitment…

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  • Analysis of Operations in Yugoslavia
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    Analysis of Operations in Yugoslavia

    Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified about their analysis of the operations in Yugoslavia. They focused on the success of the mission and the return of refugees to the region. They…

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  • Military Operations in Yugoslavia
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    Military Operations in Yugoslavia

    In their first appearance before Congress after launching an air campaign against Serbian forces in Yugoslavia, Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified that Kosovar rebels, not NATO troops,…

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  • Importance of NATO Operation in Yugoslavia
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    Importance of NATO Operation in Yugoslavia

    President Clinton spoke to families of military men and women serving in the NATO operation against Serbian forces in Yugoslavia. In an often impassioned speech he talked about atrocities…

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  • Joint Chiefs of Staff Reappointment
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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Reappointment

    Having been nominated for reappointment, General Shelton testified about a variety of topics including a potential international response to unrest in East Timor, arms control, peacekeeping…

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  • Operations in Kosovo
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    Operations in Kosovo

    Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified about United States' participation in the NATO peacekeeping effort in Kosovo. They offered unusually pointed public criticism, saying that the…

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  • National Defense Authorization Act Signing
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    National Defense Authorization Act Signing

    Surrounded by military commanders and other defense leaders, President Clinton talked about the Defense Authorization Act and about the state of the nation’s defense. He praised service…

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  • Military Strikes on Yugoslavia
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    Military Strikes on Yugoslavia

    President Clinton and others commended the Barksdale Air Force Base personnel for their service in the NATO military operation in Yugoslavia. The president commented on the Kosovar refugee…

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  • US Military Captives in Yugoslavia
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    U.S. Military Captives in Yugoslavia

    Secretary Cohen and General Shelton briefed reporters about the capture of three American servicemen and other aspects of the military action in Yugoslavia. Secretary Cohen said that the NATO forces…

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  • Military Strikes on Yugoslavia
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    Military Strikes on Yugoslavia

    Secretary Cohen and General Shelton spoke to reporters about air strikes against Serbian forces in Yugoslavia taken as part of a NATO operation named Operation Allied Force. They said that…

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  • Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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    Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

    Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified in favor of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. While acknowledging that the proposed testing rules were not perfect, they said that the U.S. had…

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  • National Defense Authorization Budget Request
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    National Defense Authorization Budget Request

    Witnesses testified that the Department of Defense faced several challenges in modernizing the military. They proposed increased military spending to facilitate programs for weapons…

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  • Fiscal Year 2000 Defense Appropriations
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    Fiscal Year 2000 Defense Appropriations

    Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified that the military needed $5.5 billion in supplemental spending to continue the air campaign over Yugoslavia and requested more funding to…

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  • Kosovo Peace Agreement
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    Kosovo Peace Agreement

    Secretary Cohen and General Shelton briefed reporters on the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. Utilizing video, maps, and charts, they showed how the Yugoslav Army’s strength was degraded by the…

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  • Appropriations for Military in Yugoslavia
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    Appropriations for Military in Yugoslavia

    Defense Department officials testified about a defense supplemental appropriations bill for U.S. participation in NATO military activities in Yugoslavia. Subcommittee chair Lewis asked that…

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  • Fiscal Year 2000 Defense Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2000 Defense Budget

    Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified that more funding was needed to improve recruitment and retention and to perform weapons modernization. Among the issues discussed were the need for…

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