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  • White Supremacy in the Military
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    White Supremacy in the Military

    A House Armed Services subcommittee held a hearing on incidents of white supremacy in the military and how to prevent future incidents. The first panel featured representatives from the…

  • Current and Former Military Officials Testify on Sexual Assault Prosecutions
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    Sexual Assault in the Mililtary

    Current and former military officials testified before the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee on the role of commanders in sexual assault prosecutions within the armed…

  • Transgender Military Service Members Testify on Capitol Hill
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    Transgender Military Service

    Transgender military service members defended their service and stressed to lawmakers that the transition period to another sex does not impact readiness and deployments. Their testimony…

  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Sexual Assault at Military Service Academies
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    Sexual Assault at Military Service Academies

    The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a hearing on combating sexual assault at military service academies. The hearing focused on an annual Defense Department report on…

  • Defense Department Officials Testify on Military Support at Southern Border
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    Southern Border Troop Deployment

    The House Armed Services Committee heard testimony from Defense Department officials about active duty troop deployment and military support along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Pentagon…

  • Military Officials Testify on C130 Mishaps and Airlift Challenges
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    C-130 Airlift Modernization and Safety

    Air Force officials testified before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces on C-130 fleet modernization, readiness and safety. Committee members raised…

  • General Waldhauser Testifies on US Military Operations in Africa
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    U.S. Military Operations in Africa

    General Thomas Waldhauser, the U.S. Africa commander, testified at a hearing on military operations in the region. He talked about working with regional partners to counter violent extremist…

  • Representative Kennedy Reacts to Presidents Military Transgender Ban
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    President Trump's Transgender Ban on Military Service

    Representative Joe Kennedy (D-MA), the Transgender Equality Task Force chair, members of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, and LGBT spoke to reporters about President Trump’s announcement on…

  • Victims Testify on Sexual Assaults in Military Academies
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    Military Academy Sexual Harassment Report

    Survivors of sexual assault and harassment in military academies testified before the House Armed Service Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Former and current attendees of the U.S.…

  • Military Leaders Say Budget Instability Harms Readiness
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    Defense Budget

    The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps chiefs testified before the House Armed Services Committee about their budgets and the impact of repeated short-term funding through congressional…

  • Defense Officials Testify on California National Guard Bonuses
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    California National Guard Bonuses

    Defense and National Guard officials testified at a hearing on bonuses incorrectly paid to California National Guard soldiers. In opening remarks, Major General David Baldwin recommended a…

  • Defense Secretary Carter and General Dempsey Testimony on US Middle East Policy
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    Middle East Policy and Combating ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on combating ISIS* and U.S. strategy in the Middle East. Secretary Carter told the committee…

  • Arlington National Cemetery Oversight
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    Arlington National Cemetery Oversight

    Witnesses testified on oversight and accountability at Arlington National Cemetery. Over 120 graves at military cemeteries had been misidentified according to a study done by the Department…

  • Consequences of Defense Sequestration
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    Consequences of Defense Sequestration

    The Joint Chiefs of Staff representing the four major military services appeared before the House Armed Services Committee to speak against additional defense cuts or sequestration. They…

  • Military Retirement System Overhaul Proposals
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    Military Retirement System Overhaul Proposals

    Federal officials testified on proposals to overhaul the military retirement system. They urged caution in reforming the system and said options were being reviewed carefully by the Defense…

  • Military Suicide Prevention Programs
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    Military Suicide Prevention Programs

    Military leaders testified about their efforts to prevent suicides and reduce the stigma of mental health care for active duty members. They noted that suicide rates had decreased in the…

  • Dont Ask Dont Tell Repeal Implementation Part 2
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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Implementation, Part 2

    Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines chiefs testified on the progress toward implementing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal law allowing gays and lesbians in the military. In their remarks…

  • Quadrennial Defense Review
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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…

  • Middle East Congressional Delegation
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    Middle East Congressional Delegation

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representatives Niki Tsongas, Susan Davis, Madeleine Bordallo, and Donna Edwards spoke to reporters about their congressional delegation to Afghanistan, the…

  • Effects of Deployment on Military Children
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    Effects of Deployment on Military Children

    Behavioral experts Anita Chandra, behavioral scientist, RAND Corp. and Leonard Wong, research professor, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, testified about the effects of…

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