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    Defense Department Financial Management

    Defense Department officials testified about financial management practices within the department. Among the issues they addressed were proposed changes to accounting procedures, contract…

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    Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Mr. Duefler and General McMenamin testified about a report on pre-war intelligence in Iraq and the nature and sophistication of Iraqi weapons programs in the period from the Persian Gulf…

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    Defense Global Posture Review

    Military commanders testified about force strength, overseas deployments, and military transformation to combat emerging threats. They also talked about operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, adapting…

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    Prisoner Abuse Investigations

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the recent prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq. They discussed their investigations into prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib. Witnesses asserted that the abuses were not…

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    Military Detention Operations

    Members of the Independent Panel to Review the Department of Defense Detention Operations testified before the committee about their findings. They spoke about the causes for the abuse of detainees in…

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    September 11 Commission Report

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the September 11 Commission’s recommendations for changes in the Department of Defense. They focused on the proposed changes and their impact on the…

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    Prisoner Abuse at Abu Ghraib

    The committee continued its series of hearings relating to allegations on prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and otherwise the manner in which the Department of Defense and…

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    Challenges Facing Military Families

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the situation facing military families during the War in Iraq. They discussed state-level strategies for alleviating the burden on military…

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    Iraq Force Commander Nomination

    General Casey testified about his qualifications to be the first commander of the Multinational Force-Iraq, a new position established to oversee U.S. and coalition military activities in…

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    Transition to Sovereignty in Iraq

    Defense and State Department officials testified about the transition of sovereignty in Iraq scheduled for June 30. Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz described his recent trip to Iraq and praised…

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    Treatment of Iraqi Prisoners

    Military commanders testified about reports on mistreatment of prisoners held in Iraq by U.S. forces. Among the issues they addressed were the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison, the policies…

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    Miltiary Contingency Reserve Fund

    Witnesses testified on the contingency reserve fund request for Fiscal Year 2005 of 25 billion dollars for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Issues raised included the total…

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    Treatment of Iraqi Prisoners

    The conclusion of a hearing about the treatment of prisoners in Iraq and reports of abuse of the prisoners by U.S. forces.

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    Military Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Officials testified about military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and about reconstruction efforts in those countries. Among the topics they addressed were current troop levels, the role of…

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    Defense Intelligence Programs

    Defense intelligence officers testified about intelligence gathering, force transformation, and the future of defense intelligence services. Among the issues they addressed were the need to…

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    Defense Counter-Narcotic Programs Budget

    Witnesses testified regarding the military budget for drug interdiction and other counter-narcotics activities. Among the specific issues addressed were the nexus between illegal drugs and…

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    Worldwide Threats to National Security

    Mr. Tenent and Admiral Jacoby testified about intelligence gathering and dissemination. Among the topics they addressed were the accuracy of intelligence on Iraqi weapons programs prior to…

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    Fiscal Year 2005 Defense Budget

    Service Chiefs testified about the president’s proposed defense budget for fiscal year 2005. Among the topics they addressed were weapons procurement, force transformation, operations in…

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    Fiscal Year 2005 Defense Budget

    Secretary Rusfeld testified about the proposed Defense Department budget for fiscal year 2005. Among the topics he addressed were force structure and manning levels, force transformation,…

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    Iraqi Weapons Programs

    Mr. Kay testified about his report on weapons of mass destruction and related programs in Iraq. He also talked about intelligence reports on weapons prior to the war in Iraq, the absence of…

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