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  • Saudi Arabia and Iraq Ambassador Nominees Testify at Confirmation Hearing
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    Ambassador Confirmations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for retired General John Abizaid and Matthew Tueller, President Trump’s choices to be the respective ambassadors to Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The two…

    1,345 views
  • Handling of Service Member Remains
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    Handling of Service Member Remains

    Retired General John Abizaid talked to reporters and answered questions about the findings of the investigation into the mishandling of service members remains at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary.…

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  • Combating Insurgents and Terrorism
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    Combating Insurgents and Terrorism

    General John Abizaid (Ret.), former commander of U.S. Central Command, talked about the changing role the military plays in counterterrorism and counterinsurgency efforts. In his remarks he…

    47 views
  • Army Ranger Tillman Death Investigation
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    Army Ranger Tillman Death Investigation

    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing to examine whether senior Defense Department officials knew about U.S. Army Corporal Patrick Tillman’s death by…

    817 views
  • Combating Terrorism
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    Combating Terrorism

    General Abizaid, commander of the U. S. Central Command, spoke about military efforts to combat terrorism, sustaining operational readiness in a protracted and asymmetrical warfare,…

    94 views
  • Military Operations in Iraq
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    Military Operations in Iraq

    General Abizaid testified about U.S. military operations in Iraq, security concerns in the country, the state of sectarian violence, and future U.S. strategy in the region. In his testimony…

    213 views
  • Operations in Iraq
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    Operations in Iraq

    General Abizaid and Mr. Satterfield testified about U.S. military operations in Iraq, security concerns in the country, the state of sectarian violence, and future U.S. strategy in the…

    49 views
  • Iraq Afghanistan and the War on Terrorism
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    Iraq, Afghanistan, and the War on Terrorism

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and efforts to combat terrorism. Witnesses testified about new troop deployments in Iraq, the…

    450 views
  • Fiscal Year 2006 Supplemental Appropriations
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    Fiscal Year 2006 Supplemental Appropriations

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held hearings on the president’s fiscal year 2006 request for supplemental appropriations for stabilization and counter-insurgency activities in Iraq and…

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  • Congressional Delegation in Afghanistan
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    Congressional Delegation in Afghanistan

    A U.S. Congressional delegation visited the Middle East on an information-gathering trip. Led by Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the group also included Massachusetts Democrat Steve…

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  • Operations and Strategy in Iraq
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    Operations and Strategy in Iraq

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services held a meeting to receive testimony on “U.S. Military Strategy and Operations in Iraq.” Secretary Rumsfeld and other Department of Defense…

    366 views
  • Sunday Talk Show Stakeout
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    Sunday Talk Show Stakeout

    Outside of the CBS Studios, General Abizaid spoke to reporters about the future of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. He responded to questions and comments from the reporters. Among the topics he…

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  • Situation in Iraq
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    Situation in Iraq

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on military operations in Iraq, the strength of the insurgency movement, force levels and structure, and strategies for future operations in Iraq.…

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  • Iraq Security Forces
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    Iraq Security Forces

    Witnesses testified about the training of Iraqi security forces, security threats to forces and reconstruction efforts, and assessments on the strength of the Iraqi insurgency.

    51 views
  • Defense Issues
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    Defense Issues

    Senator Warner talked about the elections in Iraq and the possible aftermath. General Abizaid discussed the training of the Iraqi forces. Secretary Rumsfeld talked about the process of…

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  • Treatment of Iraqi Prisoners
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    Treatment of Iraqi Prisoners

    Military commanders testified about reports on mistreatment of prisoners held in Iraq by U.S. forces. Among the issues they addressed were the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison, the policies…

    397 views
  • Defense Department Iraq Briefing
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    Defense Department Iraq Briefing

    General Abizaid talked with reporters at the Defense Department in Washington about the areas of operation during the past month. He showed slides to illustrate his information. Topics…

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  • Operations in Iraq
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    Operations in Iraq

    General Abizaid and General Sanchez spoke to reporters about military operations in Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were recent increases in insurgent movements, efforts to secure…

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  • Fiscal Year 2005 Defense Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2005 Defense Budget

    Witnesses testified about military operations and obligations overseas. Among the topics they addressed were missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, transferring power to Iraqi authorities and…

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  • National Prayer Breakfast
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    National Prayer Breakfast

    President Bush and others spoke at an annual prayer breakfast for lawmakers. They offered thanks for the blessings bestowed on America and prayed for U.S. forces deployed overseas. During the…

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