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    Sailors' Exposure to Chemical and Biological Weapons

    Witnesses testified about past testing of biological and chemical agents involving U.S. Naval vessels and personnel exposure to the agents. They talked about the health impact of the tests…

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    Military and Defense Nominations

    Nominees for various military commands testified about their experience and qualifications for the positions. Among the issues they addressed were military transformation in the Post-Cold…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Former government officials talked about potential military action against Iraq, coalition building, past actions against Iraq, and the use of preemptive attacks as a means of assuring…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Witnesses testified about potential military action against Iraq and a proposed resolution authorizing the president to use force to ensure compliances of past United Nations resolutions.…

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    Status of War in Afghanistan

    Secretary Rumsfeld and General Franks testified about the status of military operations in Afghanistan. Among the issues they addressed were continuing efforts to track down al-Qaida and…

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    Nuclear Weapons Reduction Treaty

    Secretary Rumsfeld and General Myers testified about a nuclear arms reduction treaty reached between President Bush and President Putin. Among the topics the addressed were the changed…

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    Military Command Nominations

    Senior military officers testified about their nominations to new command positions. Among the issues they addressed were conflict in Colombia, military training, and potential military…

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    Crusader Artillery System

    Witnesses testified about the decision to cancel the development of the Crusader mobile howitzer system and the transformation of the U.S. military to meet the needs of future combat…

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    Defense Department Nominations

    Witnesses testified about their nominations to command U.S. forces. Among the subjects addressed were their qualifications, efforts to combat terrorism, the situation in Korea, and meeting…

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    Defense Reform

    Witnesses testified about Defense Department policies and programs to transform the Armed Forces to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Among the issues they addressed were new…

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    Worldwide Threats to National Security

    Director Tenet and Admiral Wilson testified about terrorist threats to the U.S. and national security issues. In their testimony they said that efforts to combat global terrorism would be…

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    Funding Special Operations Forces

    U.S. Special Command officials testified about the proposed fiscal year 2003 budget for military special operations.

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    Future of the U.S. Military

    Military chiefs testified about funding requests for military operations, research and development, and future programs. Among the topics they addressed were military operations in…

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    Defense Authorization Request

    Service commanders testified about fiscal year 2003 budget requests, operational readiness, force structure, and the impact of military operations in Afghanistan.

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    Nuclear Posture Review

    Witnesses testified about the results of the 2001 review of U.S. nuclear programs. They focused on the current stockpile of nuclear weapons and treaties regarding nuclear weapons and…

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    Fiscal Year 2003 Defense Budget

    Witnesses testified about the Bush Administration’s proposed fiscal year 2003 budget for the Department of Defense. They also discussed management and organizational issues facing the…

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    Military Operations in Afghanistan

    General Franks testified about military operations in Afghanistan. Among the issues he addressed were the conduct of the fighting, continuing search for Taliban and al-Qaida terrorists, and…

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    Defense Authorization Request for 2003

    Secretary Rumsfeld and General Myers testified about the proposed defense budget, military requirements in the effort to combat global terrorism, operations in Afghanistan, and the on-going…

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    Military Tribunals

    Witnesses testified about the Department of Defense’s implementation of the president’s military order on detention, treatment, and trial by military tribunal of certain non-citizens in the…

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    National Missile Defense

    Officials testified about administration plans to continue development of a national missile defense. They said that development would go beyond land-based systems despite requirements…

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