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  • September 11 Commission Report
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    September 11 Commission Report

    Witnesses testified about the September 11 Commission’s recommendations on intelligence reform, with particular emphasis on the proposed changes to the Department of Defense. They discussed…

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  • Inquiry Into September 11 Attacks Day 7
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    Inquiry Into September 11 Attacks, Day 7

    Witnesses testified about intelligence gathering and sharing prior to September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. They also talked about proposals to improve intelligence information…

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  • Intelligence and Homeland Security
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    Intelligence and Homeland Security

    As part of a series of hearings on the reorganization of the federal government to improve U.S. domestic defenses, former officials from several intelligence agencies testified before the…

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  • emThe Collapse of the Soviet Militaryem
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    The Collapse of the Soviet Military

    Lt Gen William Odom(Ret) discussed his book The Collapse of the Soviet Military, published by Yale University Press. The book examines the rise and fall of the Soviet Armed Forces and how…

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  • Military Action in Yugoslavia
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    Military Action in Yugoslavia

    Mr. Odom said that he supported sending ground troops to Kosovo. He talked about the administration’s position on sending troops. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and…

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  • Nuclear Smuggling Day 1
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    Nuclear Smuggling Day 1

    The committee heard testimony on nuclear material smuggling and theft, particularly in the former Soviet Union, and the danger of nuclear terrorism.

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  • US Intelligence Community Changes
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    U.S. Intelligence Community Changes

    Mr. Odom discussed whether proposed changes in the intelligence community, most notably the C.I.A., will be helpful or hurtful to future intelligence gathering efforts.

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  • Conflict in Former Yugoslavia
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    Conflict in Former Yugoslavia

    Guests, including current and past administration officials, discussed the ongoing conflict in former Yugoslavia and the U.S. presence in the region. They also took calls concerning the…

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  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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    North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    Participants discussed the future of NATO and the potential membership or partnership of various Central and Eastern European countries. They addressed various international security issues…

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  • Conflict in Former Yugoslavia
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    Conflict in Former Yugoslavia

    The subcommittee heard testimony from Foreign Minister Silajdzic on the current situation in the former Yugoslavia, where military conflict between ethnic groups has been continuing since 1992.…

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  • Intelligence Reorganization
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    Intelligence Reorganization

    The committee addressed the strengths and weaknesses of the Intelligence Reorganization Act of 1992. The proposed legislation would place primary responsibilities for intelligence on a…

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  • The Pentagons Black Budget
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    The Pentagon's Black Budget

    Mr. Weiner and General Odom discussed the Department of Defense’s “black budget,” which is the classified budget of the military designated for new defense programs and weapons systems. Mr. Weiner claims the…

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  • Organization of the Intelligence Community
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    Organization of the Intelligence Community

    The committee heard testimony on the reorganization of the U.S. intelligence community. The nation’s intelligence “community” was originally organized shortly after World War II, and…

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  • US Persian Gulf Policy
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    U.S. Persian Gulf Policy

    The committee met to discuss U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf region and focused particularly on the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Each witness outlined the military options for the United States. Mr. Odom…

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  • Arms Control  NonProliferation
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    Arms Control & Non-Proliferation

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  • Communist Defectors
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    Communist Defectors

    The subcommittee heard testimony on government handling of Soviet and communist bloc defectors, focusing on the information these defectors possess and how our society could better utilize…

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