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  • Health Effects of September 11 Attacks
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    Health Effects of September 11 Attacks

    In a subcommittee hearing held in New York City, the first panel of witnesses testified about possible health problems caused by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Video clips were shown of cleanup…

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  • United Nations Sanctions
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    United Nations Sanctions

    Witnesses continued testimony about United Nations sanctions after the oil-for-food program, including the significance of sanctions and whether and how they will work. Topics included the…

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  • United Nations Sanctions
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    United Nations Sanctions

    Ambassador Bolton testified about United Nations reform efforts and other issues involving the U.N. He talked about international sanctions as a viable diplomatic tool, the impact of the…

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  • Visas and Combating Terrorism
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    Visas and Combating Terrorism

    An oversight hearing was held to identify steps the Departments of State and Homeland Security have made since 9/11 to address gaps and vulnerabilities in the visa process. The first panel of…

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  • Oil for Food Program
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    Oil for Food Program

    Witnesses testified before the committee about allegations of corruption in the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program. The program allowed Iraq to exchange oil for humanitarian necessities in…

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  • September 11 Commission Report
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    September 11 Commission Report

    Rep. Shays began the hearing by offering an historical overview of overclassification, and outlined ways that in a post-Cold War era overclassification can decrease security. Rep. Kucinich spoke about the problem of overclassification and related it to the Bush administrations…

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  • Iraqi Perceptions of US Actions
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    Iraqi Perceptions of U.S. Actions

    Witnesses testified about Iraqi perceptions of U.S. actions in Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were the invasion and occupation operations, the state of security in the region,…

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  • Sarin Exposure and Gulf War Illnesses
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    Sarin Exposure and Gulf War Illnesses

    Witnesses testified regarding Gulf War illnesses and syndromes. Among the topics addressed were the possible causes of these maladies, ongoing research, treatment and care for veterans,…

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  • Surplus Chemical and Biological Lab Equipment
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    Surplus Chemical and Biological Lab Equipment

    Witnesses testified about the sale of surplus equipment by the Defense Department that could be used in the production of biological and chemical weapons. The equipment was available over…

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  • Counterterrorism Technology
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    Counterterrorism Technology

    Witnesses testified about the factors the federal government considers when purchasing counterterrorism technology. Topics included research and development, priorities, funding, additional…

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  • Biological Defense and Security
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    Biological Defense and Security

    Following a brief welcome by General Martinez-Lopez, witnesses testified about ways to combat biological weapons, and the most effective means of preventing and responding to a biological…

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  • Joint Strike Fighter Program
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    Joint Strike Fighter Program

    Witnesses testified about the Joint Strike Fighter Program. Among the topics they addressed were cost sharing concerns, cooperative development programs with U.S. allies, and the…

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  • Nuclear Weapons Facility Security
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    Nuclear Weapons Facility Security

    Witnesses testified about security at nuclear weapons production facilities. Among the topics they addressed were Department of Energy and contractor adherence to security requirements, the…

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  • Anthrax Detection Policies
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    Anthrax Detection Policies

    Witnesses testified about methods to detect and remediate contamination by deadly, weaponized anthrax in public spaces. Among the topics they addressed were the 2001 contamination of U.S.…

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  • Humanitarian Aid to Iraq
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    Humanitarian Aid to Iraq

    Witnesses testified about efforts to provide humanitarian aid to post-war Iraq, rebuilding the infrastructure, and establishing civil order. General Garner’s testimony was videotaped prior…

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  • FA22 Acquisition
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    F/A-22 Acquisition

    Witnesses testified about Air Force acquisition of the F/A-22 Raptor and overall reform of military acquisition programs. Among the issues they addressed were cost overruns, production…

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