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    Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives

    Pentagon officials testified about Defense Department initiatives proposed by Secretary Robert Gates to more efficiently fund defense programs. One of the proposals included the elimination…

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    Senate Session

    Senators met to vote on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy in the military and the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty…

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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy

    Military branch chiefs testified on the results of the Department of Defense survey on repeal of the military “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy banning service by openly gay and lesbian…

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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy

    Defense Department officials testified on the Department of Defense Working Group survey of the issues associated with a repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy banning gays and lesbians from open…

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    Military Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee took up the nominations for Air Force General Claude Kehler to head U.S. Strategic Command, and Army General Carter Ham to lead U.S. Africa Command. Questions were focused on a…

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    Veterans Disability Compensation, Secretary Shinseki

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified about his decision to expand Agent Orange disability benefits to veterans. He emphasized the research linking Vietnam veterans' exposure…

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    Returning Military Personnel and Mental Health

    Senator James Webb (D-VA) was the keynote speaker at a Naval Institute defense forum focusing on the health and welfare of war veterans and their families. Senator Webb talked about the…

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    Gays and Lesbians in the Military

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen testified on the potential repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring openly gay and lesbian service…

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    2010 Midterm Elections

    Senator James Webb (D-VA) talked about the Democratic Party agenda, the 2010 midterm election, and his assessment of the Obama administration’s record. Among the issues he addressed were…

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    Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation, Physicians Panel

    Physicians who analyzed the research involving Agent Orange and heart disease testified about their findings.

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    Senate Session

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    Marine Corps Commandant Nomination

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General James Amos to the grade of general and to be commandant of the Marine Corps.

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    Update on Military Situation in Iraq

    General Patraeus and Ambassador Crocker testified on the situation in Iraq and progress made by the government of Iraq in meeting benchmarks for progress and achieving reconciliation. They…

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    U.S. Central Command Nomination

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of Marine Corps General James Mattis for reappointment to the grade of general and to be commander, U.S. Central…

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    Senate Session

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    Afghanistan Issues

    Richard Holbrooke testified about U.S. policy in Afghanistan, presenting an optimistic view of current diplomatic and military efforts while acknowledging several challenged facing U.S. officials…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    State and Treasury Department officials who will oversee U.N. sanctions and other economic efforts against Iran testified on U.S. policy toward the country following the sanctions. Among the issues…

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    Senate Session

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    Military Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nominations of Raymond T. Odierno for reappointment to the grade of general and commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, and…

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    Senate Session

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