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    Defense Budget Cuts and Acquisition

    Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine officials testified on the impact of defense budget cuts. They detailed the effects of cuts on recruitment, maintenance of vehicles, acquisition, training…

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    Impact of Sequestration on Military Readiness

    Army and Marine Corps leaders testified on the impact of sequestration budget cuts on military readiness. Both said that the government shutdown was taking a toll on their civilian and…

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    Military Spending Cuts

    Representatives of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines testified on the impact of sequestration on military budgets and operations in fiscal year 2014. During his testimony, General…

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    Use of Military Force in Syria

    Secretary of State Kerry, Secretary of Defense Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chair Dempsey testified about the Obama administration’s request for authorization for the use of force in Syria in…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Authorization Markup, Part 1

    The House Armed Services Committee marked up the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act for the Defense Department, national security programs, and overseas contingency…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Authorization Markup, Part 5

    The House Armed Services Committee marked up the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act for the Defense Department, national security programs, and overseas contingency…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Authorization Markup, Part 3

    The House Armed Services Committee marked up the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act for the Defense Department, national security programs, and overseas contingency…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Authorization Markup, Part 4

    The House Armed Services Committee marked up the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act for the Defense Department, national security programs, and overseas contingency…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Authorization Markup, Part 2

    The House Armed Services Committee marked up the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act for the Defense Department, national security programs, and overseas contingency…

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    Missile Defense Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

    Defense Department officials testified on their fiscal year 2014 budget request for missile defense. Much of the hearing was focused on preparedness against threats from Iran and North…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified about the Defense Department’s proposed 2014 budget. He testified alongside Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey.

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    Nuclear Security

    Military and Energy Department officials testified on nuclear security. The hearing focused on security improvements and challenges with Energy Department nuclear facilities after the July 28, 2012,…

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    Military Spending and Contractors

    Witnesses testified on the military’s spending in light of impending sequestration budget cuts. “Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of…

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    House Armed Services Republican Leadership on Sequestration

    The Republican chairmen of two House Armed Services Subcommittees introduced a bill that would redistribute the automatic defense cuts scheduled to begin March 1, 2013, under sequester. They responded…

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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations at Lackland Air Force Base

    Witnesses testified on allegations of sexual misconduct by basic training instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. General Mark Welsh, Air Force chief of staff, said the service…

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    Conflict in Eastern Congo, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan…

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    Conflict in Eastern Congo, State and Defense Officials

    State and Defense Department officials testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council…

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