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  • Defense Perspective of Cybersecurity
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    Defense Perspective of Cybersecurity

    Deputy Secretary Gordon England talked about the cybersecurity concerns of the Department of Defense at a conference on national security and communications technology. Among th topics he…

  • September 11 Pentagon Memorial Dedication
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    September 11 Pentagon Memorial Dedication

    President Bush was joined by Defense Department officials and members of the Cabinet to dedicate a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Following the…

  • Defense Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan
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    Defense Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Military officials testified about Defense Department contracts awarded for reconstruction and support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. They focused various contracts awarded, the…

  • National Military Medical Center Groundbreaking
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    National Military Medical Center Groundbreaking

    The ceremonial groundbreaking of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was held on the campus of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. President Bush spoke…

  • Combating International Terrorism
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    Combating International Terrorism

    Marking five years since the beginning of the war in Iraq, President Bush addressed Defense Department employees about the war and the global fight against terrorism. Topics included…

  • Military Health Care Task Force Findings
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    Military Health Care Task Force Findings

    General Corley and Dr. Wilensky reported the findings of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care. Key recommendations included the need to develop a…

  • UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
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    U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea

    A hearing was held on the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea and potential U.S. ratification of the treaty. Among the issues addressed were implications of the treaty on efforts to combat…

  • Reconstruction in Iraq
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    Reconstruction in Iraq

    Paul Brinkley, deputy under secretary of Defense for Business Transformation and director, Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations - Iraq, and Fawzi Hariri, Iraq’s minister…

  • Costs of Military Operations
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    Costs of Military Operations

    The House Budget Committee held a hearing on the costs of military operations and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan. They also talked about troop strength, readiness, and equipment…

  • The Future of Military Commissions
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    The Future of Military Commissions

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the future of military commissions in light of the Supreme Court decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Witnesses testified about the…

  • Defense Department Confirmation Hearing
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    Defense Department Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Gordon England to be deputy secretary of Defense and Admiral Michael Mullen to be Chief of Naval Operations. Among…

  • Memorial Day Service
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    Memorial Day Service

    President Bush participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The president and other officials then made remarks at the…

  • Veterans Disability Ratings
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    Veterans' Disability Ratings

    The Senate Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing on the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments' disability rating systems and the transition of service…

  • Opening Session
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    Opening Session

    The annual convention opened with a recitation from the Koran. After several other speeches, incoming president Ingrid Mattson delivered the keynote address. Topics included the prejudice…

  • Purple Heart Ceremony
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    Purple Heart Ceremony

    Seven service members were awarded the Purple Heart at a ceremony held near President Washington’s tomb at the Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and the…

  • US Seaport Security
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    U.S. Seaport Security

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a briefing on the Dubai Ports World acquisition of the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Navigation Company. The proposed acquisition would affect assets…

  • National Security Personnel System
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    National Security Personnel System

    Ms. Springer, Secretary England, and other Department of Defense (DoD) officials spoke to reporters about the National Security Personnel System. They spoke about the collaboration with the…

  • Freedom Walk
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    Freedom Walk

    The “America Supports You Freedom Walk” was organized to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. At the announcement by Acting Deputy Secretary England the…

  • USS Jimmy Carter Commissioning
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    USS Jimmy Carter Commissioning

    Former President and Mrs. Carter spoke at the commissioning of the Navy’s newest attack submarine, the USS Jimmy Carter. The submarine was the third and final in the Seawolf class and was…

  • Military Base Closings Navy and Marines
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    Military Base Closings, Navy and Marines

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials testified about their base closing recommendations and the methodology used to formulate the recommendations. Topics included Navy and Marine unique…

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