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    Release of Pan Am Flight 103 Bomber

    State and Justice Departments officials as well as cancer specialists testified on the release of convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison in 2009.…

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    Ambassador to Pakistan Nomination

    Cameron Munter testified about his qualifications to represent the U.S. as ambassador to Pakistan. In his testimony he pledged “ceaseless engagement” to combat the country’s…

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    Ambassadorial Nominations

    Nominees testified about their qualifications to represent the U.S. as ambassadors in Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen and Turkey. They spoke about regional security issues, U.S. foreign policy goals…

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    Afghanistan Issues

    Richard Holbrooke testified about U.S. policy in Afghanistan, presenting an optimistic view of current diplomatic and military efforts while acknowledging several challenged facing U.S. officials…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    State and Treasury Department officials who will oversee U.N. sanctions and other economic efforts against Iran testified on U.S. policy toward the country following the sanctions. Among the issues…

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    Hezbollah and the Middle East, Government Officials

    Officials testified about the international an regional security threats posed by Hezbollah, including its role in Lebanon and support it receives from Syria and Iran. They said that the Obama…

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    Hezbollah and the Middle East, Analysts

    Witnesses testified about the international an regional security threats posed by Hezbollah, including its role in Lebanon and support it receives from Syria and Iran. In their remarks they…

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    START Treaty

    Henry Kissinger testified on the new U.S.-Russia nuclear arms reduction treaty, START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty). The treaty calls for both the U.S. and Russia to reduce the number of…

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    Haiti Earthquake Recovery

    Witnesses testified about disaster relief efforts and progress in Haiti following it 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010.

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    U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen testified on the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) that will limit…

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    Global Health

    Former President Bill Clinton and Bill Gates talked before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about improving health care in developing nations and about global health challenges.

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    Ambassador to Syria Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Robert Stephen Ford to be U.S. ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic.

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    Foreign Policy Priorities

    Secretary Hillary Clinton testified before the committee about the fiscal year 2011 State Department budget. She said the budget represented a $4.9 billion increase over 2010, of which $3.6 billion…

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    Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

    Witnesses testified on U.S. and international rescue, recovery and reconstruction efforts in Haiti after an earthquake that devastated the nation. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Afghanistan Civilian Strategy

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee looked at political reform efforts in Afghanistan and a possible deadline for handing over security responsibilities to Afghan forces. British Foreign…

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    U.S. Troop Levels in Afghanistan

    General David Petraeus, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and Deputy Secretary Jack Lew testified about the Obama administration’s proposed strategy for the war in Afghanistan. The plan includes sending 30,000…

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    Assessing Afghanistan Foreign Policy

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen answered questions about the Obama administration plan to raise…

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    The U.S. and the G-20

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified on the current global economic crisis and proposed reforms discussed during the Pittsburgh G-20. In his testimony he urged Congress to pass significant…

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    Afghanistan War

    Witnesses testified about military and civilian operations in Afghanistan and possible strategies to brieng greater stability to the country. Among the topics they addressed were military…

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    Developments in Iraq

    U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill testified the current situation in Iraq and what is expected in the future for the country. Topics included the sustainability of the size of the…

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