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  • Attack on the USS Cole
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    Attack on the USS Cole

    General Zinni testified about a terrorist attack against the USS Cole while in a Yemeni port for refueling. The attack left 17 sailors dead and several others injured. He said that the port…

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  • National Missile Defense Program
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    National Missile Defense Program

    Secretary Cohen testified about the deployment of a national missile defense system. He said that the proposed system could not succeed without the support of NATO allies who currently…

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  • Security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory
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    Security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Secretary Richardson and other Energy Department officials testified about security concerns at nuclear weapons research facilities following the loss and reappearance of two hard drives…

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  • Strategic  Nuclear Force Requirements
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    Strategic Nuclear Force Requirements

    Military officials testified about potential strategic arms reduction agreements between the U.S. and Russia. Among the issues they addressed were the strategic implications of such action,…

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  • Fiscal Year 2001 Defense Authorization Request
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    Fiscal Year 2001 Defense Authorization Request

    Unified and regional commanders testified about military strategy, weapons systems, and operational requirements as part of the authorization request for the future years defense program.

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  • Ballistic Missile Defense Program
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    Ballistic Missile Defense Program

    Witnesses testified about funding the adminstration’s request for $1.9 billion for the continued development of a limited national ballistic defense that could be fielded by 2005. Among the…

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  • General Status of US Armed Forces
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    General Status of U.S. Armed Forces

    Service chiefs testified about the readiness and strength of the U.S. military. Among the issues they addressed were military pay and retention rates, the effects of military and peacekeeping missions…

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  • Military Confirmation Hearing
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    Military Confirmation Hearing

    Senior military officers testified about their qualifications to be reappointed as generals and take new positions including Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Among the issues discussed…

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  • Security of the Panama Canal
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    Security of the Panama Canal

    Participants spoke about the security of the Panama Canal after the transfer of the canal to the Panamanian government. They focused on concerns over the leasing of some canal ports by the…

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  • Naval Training Facility in Vieques Puerto Rico
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    Naval Training Facility in Vieques, Puerto Rico

    Witnesses testified about resuming live firing exercises on a U.S. Navy firing range on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico. A presidential panel recommended that the military resume the…

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  • Lessons Learned in Kosovo
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    Lessons Learned in Kosovo

    Military officials testified about lessons learned from the NATO military operations conducted as a part of Operation Allied Force in the Yugoslavian province of Kosovo. Among the issues…

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  • Analysis of Operations in Yugoslavia
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    Analysis of Operations in Yugoslavia

    Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified about their analysis of the operations in Yugoslavia. They focused on the success of the mission and the return of refugees to the region. They…

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  • Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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    Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

    Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified in favor of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. While acknowledging that the proposed testing rules were not perfect, they said that the U.S. had…

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  • Joint Chiefs of Staff Reappointment
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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Reappointment

    Having been nominated for reappointment, General Shelton testified about a variety of topics including a potential international response to unrest in East Timor, arms control, peacekeeping…

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  • Operations in Kosovo
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    Operations in Kosovo

    Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified about United States' participation in the NATO peacekeeping effort in Kosovo. They offered unusually pointed public criticism, saying that the…

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  • Confirmation Hearings
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    Confirmation Hearings

    Senators heard testimony from nominees for the posts of Secretary of the Air Force and Assistant Secretary of Defense.

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  • Security at Department of Energy Laboratories
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    Security at Department of Energy Laboratories

    In an unprecedented meeting of four committees, witnesses testified about restructuring the Department of Energy. The restructuring plan would establish an Agency for Nuclear Stewardship to…

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  • Military Confirmation Hearing
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    Military Confirmation Hearing

    General Jones testified about his nomination for the position of Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corp. General Shineski testified about his nomination for the position of Chief of Staff for…

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  • Military Operations in Yugoslavia
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    Military Operations in Yugoslavia

    In their first appearance before Congress after launching an air campaign against Serbian forces in Yugoslavia, Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified that Kosovar rebels, not NATO troops,…

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  • Chinese Espionage at US Energy Laboratories
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    Chinese Espionage at U.S. Energy Laboratories

    Witnesses testified about allegations that nuclear secrets had been leaked to China from U.S. nuclear laboratories. Mr. Trulock testified that, in 1997, two senior Energy Department…

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