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  • Women in the Military
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    Women in the Military

    Rep. Les Aspin, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Beverly Byron spoke in a news conference to announce the release of a report on sexual harassment in the U.S. military. The…

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  • NonMilitary Options in Iraq
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    Non-Military Options in Iraq

    The House Armed Services Committee Defense Policy Panel heard testimony on methods to enforce the U.N. resolutions concerning Iraq without resorting to the use of force by a military power.…

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  • Women in the Military
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    Women in the Military

    The committee heard testimony from the chiefs of each armed service on what their department was doing to eliminate sexual harassment and discrimination. The witnesses were also given the…

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  • Women in the Military
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    Women in the Military

    The committee reviewed how the military addressed racial integration in the past and how the lessons learned from that process may be applied to the gender discrimination issue presently…

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  • USS Vincennes Attack on Iranian Airliner
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    USS Vincennes Attack on Iranian Airliner

    The Investigations subcommittee heard testimony on allegations of a cover-up in the 1988 interception and downing of an Iranian airbus by the USS Vincennes. Newsweek Magazine and ABC’s Nightline program had…

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  • US Security Situation in the Soviet Union
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    U.S. Security: Situation in the Soviet Union

    The Defense Policy Panel of the committee heard from Robert Gates, the new director of Central Intelligence. In his first congressional appearance since his September confirmation, the…

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  • Future Threats to US Security Day 2
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    Future Threats to U.S. Security, Day 2

    The committee’s Defense Policy Panel met for the second day to examine future threats to U.S. security in the post-Cold War era. During his testimony, Ambassador Robert Strauss said, “I don’t even know…

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  • Military Education
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    Military Education

    The House Armed Services committee’s Military Education panel heard testimony from Brig. Gen. Ken Simpson on the Joint Chiefs of Staff initiatives on improving military education. Brig.…

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  • FDA Enforcement Policies
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    FDA Enforcement Policies

    The committee heard testimony from persons in the Food and Drug Administration on the performance of the FDA in enforcing food and drug safety regulations. The FDA enforces regulations…

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  • Humanitarian Aid to the Soviet Union
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    Humanitarian Aid to the Soviet Union

    The committee heard testimony from private businessperson and former director of the Foreign Policy Association Dwayne Andreas, whose company Archer Daniels Midland Company sells grain to the…

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  • Operation Provide Comfort Aid to the Kurds
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    Operation Provide Comfort: Aid to the Kurds

    The House Armed Services Defense Policy Panel heard testimony on the conduct of Operation Provide Comfort, the U.S. and coalition allies' program for providing humanitarian aid for Kurdish…

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  • All Volunteer Military PM Session
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    All Volunteer Military, P.M. Session

    The House Armed Services committee continued to hear testimony on the U.S. military’s system of personnel recruitment. The hearing was one in a series of hearings examining the practices of…

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  • Western Aid to Soviets
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    Western Aid to Soviets

    The Defense Policy panel of the Armed Services Committee met to talk about western support for radical reform in the Soviet Union. At issue was how much technical, financial, and economic aid the West…

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  • Defense Base Closure
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    Defense Base Closure

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the recommendations of military base closings submitted by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. The commission was created to investigate a list of…

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  • Monitoring University Research Grants
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    Monitoring University Research Grants

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the use of research grant funds in American colleges and universities. The U.S. government regularly pays for some indirect costs related to research at universities, such as general…

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  • US Military Reform After Oper Desert Storm
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    U.S. Military Reform After Oper. Desert Storm

    The committee heard testimony in one of a continuing series of hearings on U.S. defense policy following the end of the Cold War and the Persian Gulf war. Specifically, the committee sought…

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  • All Volunteer Military AM Session
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    All Volunteer Military, A.M. Session

    The committee continued its series of hearings on U.S. defense policy following the results of the Persian Gulf war. Specifically, the committee heard testimony on the effect of the Persian Gulf war on…

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  • US Defense Policy
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    U.S. Defense Policy

    The committee heard testimony on the state of the U.S. military following the Persian Gulf war from former military officials. The committee focused specifically on the extent to which…

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  • Blood Supply Safety
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    Blood Supply Safety

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the medical safety of the U.S.' blood supply. Earlier in the week, an Oregon blood center was discovered to have distributed blood that had been tested improperly for the AIDS…

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  • US Performance in the Persian Gulf
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    U.S. Performance in the Persian Gulf

    The committee panel heard testimony on the performance of the military command in the Persian Gulf war. The panel sought to investigate how the military structure mandated by the…

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