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    Worldwide Threats to the U.S.

    Witnesses testified about the current military situation of many countries around the world and how they threaten U.S. security. They pointed out the areas of Kosovo, Korea, Iraq, and Asia…

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    Status of U.S. Armed Forces

    The chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines testified that dramatic increases in the defense budget were needed to maintain military readiness. In the contentious exchange between…

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    Military Nominations Hearing

    Committee members questioned several nominees for Defense Departments positions about their qualifications and their perceptions on numerous defense issues. The nominees included Richard…

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    United Nations Weapons Inspections in Iraq

    Mr. Ritter answered questions concerning U.S. policy towards Iraq and his recent resignation from UNSCOM. He accused the Clinton Administration of undermining its own policy of Iraqi…

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    Air Force Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Committee members voted to reject the nomination of Daryl Jones for Secretary of the Air Force.

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    Air Force Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Senators heard testimony regarding the confirmation of Mr. Jones, an appointee for the post of Secretary of the Air Force.

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    Domestic Terrorism Response Budget

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from Defense and Energy Department officials on the budget for domestic terrorism response. The officials testified about how these programs are being…

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    Joint Chiefs Chairman Confirmation Hearing

    Committee members heard testimony from President Clinton’s nominee to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Shelton. If he is confirmed, he will replace Gen. Shalikashvili who is…

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    Gender-Integrated Military Training

    Subcommittee members heard from commanders of training programming from the four branches of the armed services on gender-integrated basic training. They and active and former enlisted…

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    Quadrennial Defense Review

    Committee members heard testimony from Secretary Cohen and General Shalikashvili on the Quadrennial Defense Review. Secretary Cohen made a number of recommendations to the committee including cutting 90,000 people from…

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    Defense Department Budget Proposal

    Secretary Cohen defended President Clinton’s proposed fiscal year 1998 Defense Department budget of $259.4 billion. He agreed with some Republican criticism that too much was being spent on…

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    Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing

    Committee members heard testimony from William Cohen, who retired from the Senate after three terms of representing Maine, President Clinton’s Secretary of Defense nominee. His testimony…

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