2,020Nov 13, 2013
Homeland Security Secretary Nomination Hearing
The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Jeh Johnson to become secretary of the Homeland Security Department. He told committee members ...
943Oct 18, 2013
Secretary of Homeland Security Nominee Announcement
President Obama announced the nomination of Jeh Johnson to be the next Department of Homeland Security secretary. Johnson served as general counsel to the Department of Defense in President ...
261Jul 18, 2013
National Security and Liberty
Panelists talked about the tension between a free press and national security. Among the topics they addressed were National Security Agency (NSA) data collection, prosecuting journalists for ...
268Mar 18, 2013
Targeted Killings Overseas
Jeh Johnson presented arguments for and against the need for a court to oversee the Obama administration’s policy of targeted killings of American terrorist suspects abroad.
2,447Jun 26, 2012
Department of Defense Pride Month Celebration
Jeh Johnson spoke to Defense Department personnel at the Pentagon’s first celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride month following the repeal of the military’s ...
3,198Nov 10, 2011
Joint Chiefs Expansion Proposal
Defense Department officials testified on adding the National Guard bureau chief to the Joint Chiefs Staff.
233Oct 18, 2011
U.S. Terrorist Suspect Detention Policy
Jeh Johnson discussed the Obama administration’s opposition to part of the defense authorization bill dealing with the detention of terror suspects on the grounds that the provisions would ...
626Jul 22, 2011
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Certification
The Defense Department announced that it is ready to stop enforcing its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays in the military. That message goes to President Obama, who ...
1,964Dec 2, 2010
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy
Defense Department officials testified on the Department of Defense Working Group survey of the issues associated with a repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy banning ...
3,102Nov 30, 2010
Report on Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, and officials tasked with conducting a study on military attitudes toward service by openly gay and lesbian personnel ...
1,387Mar 3, 2010
Gays and Lesbians in the Military
Witnesses testified on the potential repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring openly gay and lesbian service members. They focused on the ...
254Nov 12, 2009
Executive Branch Perspective on National Security Law
Government lawyers spoke about international law and national security policy. Among the topics they addressed were the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, collection and use of ...
86Sep 10, 2009
Guantanamo Bay Legal Issues
Jeb Johnson spoke about legal issues related to detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison. Among the issues he addressed were the planned closing of the facility, trying cases of those charged, and ...
904Jul 28, 2009
Disposition of Guantanamo Bay Detainees
Witnesses testified on detainee prosecutions. Topics included legal protections needed in both civilian and military courts, international legal frameworks, and trial procedures.
147Jul 24, 2009
Military Commissions and Detainee Policy
Obama administration officials urged Congress to move forward with proposed changes to the military commissions system, which the president has said he wants to continue to use to put alleged ...
174Jul 7, 2009
Detainees and Military Commissions, Panel 1
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on legal issues regarding military commissions and the trial of detainees for violations of the law of war.
Obama administration ...
48Sep 22, 1998
Military Nominations Hearing
Committee members questioned several nominees for Defense Departments positions about their qualifications and their perceptions on numerous defense issues. The nominees included Richard Danzig ...