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    Service Dogs and Veterans

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the benefits of service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues. The panelists included the head of a…

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    August 2011 Attack on U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

    Defense Department officials and military leaders testified at a hearing on the investigation of the August 20111 death of 30 U.S. servicemen in Afghanistan after the Taliban fired a rocket…

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    National Park Service Weapons Management

    Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons management at the National Park Service (NPS). According to the report, the NPS chief of…

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    Transition of Control in Iraq

    Witnesses testified on the progress of the transition in Iraq. The first panel focused on civilian workers in Iraq, and the breakdown of the 14,000 contractors in the region and details on…

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    Iraq and Afghanistan Operations Oversight

    Inspectors general testified about oversight efforts of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. They also talked about proposals to create a new office to provide oversight in Iraq, Afghanistan…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    The subcommittee heard testimony from government officials and think tank scholars about U.S.-Iran relations. Witnesses testified on the effectiveness of sanctions and other options to…

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    U.S. Border Enforcement and Environmental Laws, Part 1

    Witnesses testified about U.S. border security and how border patrol operations on federal lands might be impacted by environmental laws. Utah Republican Rob Bishop introduced legislation…

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    Airport Perimeter Security

    Government Accountability Office and the Transportation Security Administration officials, the former security director of Tel-Aviv International Airport, and a canine unit inspector of the…

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    Economic Sanctions on Venezuela, Part 2

    State and Treasury Department officials testified about the impact that U.S. economic sanctions are having on Venezuela. They also discussed further steps that may be taken against…

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    Economic Sanctions on Venezuela, Part 1

    State and Treasury Department officials testified about the impact that U.S. economic sanctions are having on Venezuela. They also discussed further steps that may be taken against…

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    Transportation Safety Administration Oversight

    Witnesses testified about airport security and body imaging technology, as well as the effectiveness, health risks and privacy concerns with using body imaging technology in airports.…

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    U.S. Military Withdrawal from Iraq

    Witnesses testified about transitioning responsibility for U.S. operations in Iraq from the Defense Department to the State Department as part of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops.…

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    Contracting in Combat Zones

    Witnesses testified on the current state of U.S. contracting in contingency environments and ways in which the system could be strengthened through accountability and supervision programs.

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    Military Supply Chain in Afghanistan, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified about allegations that the U.S. was indirectly supporting Afghan warlords with protection payments from American contractors who transported goods and materials to U.S.…

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    Military Supply Chain in Afghanistan, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about allegations that the U.S. was indirectly supporting Afghan warlords with protection payments from American contractors who transported goods and materials to U.S.…

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    Fraud and Waste in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Witnesses testified about oversight of aid programs and on detecting fraud and waste in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Among the issues they addressed were challenges imposed on investigation…

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    Wartime Contracting Oversight

    Witnesses testify about a Commission on Wartime Contracting report which documents poor management, weak oversight, and a failure to learn from past mistakes as recurring themes in wartime contracting.…

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    Afghan Security Forces

    A hearing was held titled “Training and Equipping Afghan Security Forces: Unaccounted Weapons and Strategic Challenges.” Witnesses testified about U.S. training of Afghan security forces…

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    Pakistani Elections

    Richard Boucher talked about the Pakistani elections. He focused on the effects of the elections on the War on Terrorism operations along the Afghan-Pakistan border and emphasized the need…

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    Upcoming Pakistani Elections

    The Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs held a hearing entitled “Pakistani Elections: Will They Be Free and Fair or Fundamentally Flawed?” The history of Pakistani…

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