145Oct 19, 1999
Naval Training Facility in Vieques, Puerto Rico
Witnesses testified about resuming live firing exercises on a U.S. Navy firing range on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico. A presidential panel recommended that the military resume the ...
90Oct 19, 2000
Attack on the USS Cole
General Zinni testified about a terrorist attack against the USS Cole while in a Yemeni port for refueling. The attack left 17 sailors dead and several others injured. He said that the ...
79Jun 21, 2000
Security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory
Secretary Richardson and other Energy Department officials testified about security concerns at nuclear weapons research facilities following the loss and reappearance of two hard drives containing ...
71Oct 22, 1999
Security of the Panama Canal
Participants spoke about the security of the Panama Canal after the transfer of the canal to the Panamanian government. They focused on concerns over the leasing of some canal ports by the ...
57Oct 26, 1999
General Status of U.S. Armed Forces
Service chiefs testified about the readiness and strength of the U.S. military. Among the issues they addressed were military pay and retention rates, the effects of military and peacekeeping ...
52Jun 8, 1999
Military Confirmation Hearing
General Jones testified about his nomination for the position of
Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corp. General Shineski testified about
his nomination for the position of Chief of Staff ...
50Oct 27, 1999
Military Confirmation Hearing
Senior military officers testified about their qualifications to be reappointed as generals and take new positions including Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Among the issues discussed were ...
46Feb 2, 1999
Threats to U.S. National Security
Director Tenet and General Hughes testified about current and potential national security threats to the U.S. They began by addressing the problems in the Kosovo province of ...
45Sep 9, 1999
Joint Chiefs of Staff Reappointment
Having been nominated for reappointment, General Shelton testified about a variety of topics including a potential international response to unrest in East Timor, arms control, peacekeeping ...
43May 23, 2000
Strategic Nuclear Force Requirements
Military officials testified about potential strategic arms reduction agreements between the U.S. and Russia. Among the issues they addressed were the strategic implications of such action, ...
39Apr 15, 1999
Military Operations in Yugoslavia
In their first appearance before Congress after launching an air campaign against Serbian forces in Yugoslavia, Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified that Kosovar rebels, not NATO troops, ...
37Apr 12, 1999
Chinese Espionage at U.S. Energy Laboratories
Witnesses testified about allegations that nuclear secrets had been leaked to China from U.S. nuclear laboratories. Mr. Trulock testified that, in 1997, two senior Energy Department ...
32Jul 25, 2000
National Missile Defense Program
Secretary Cohen testified about the deployment of a national missile defense system. He said that the proposed system could not succeed without the support of NATO allies who currently opposed ...
26Mar 7, 2000
Fiscal Year 2001 Defense Authorization Request
Unified and regional commanders testified about military strategy, weapons systems, and operational requirements as part of the authorization request for the future years defense program.
25Oct 6, 1999
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified in favor of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. While acknowledging that the proposed testing rules were not perfect, they said that the U.S. had ...
25Jun 22, 1999
Security at Department of Energy Laboratories
In an unprecedented meeting of four committees, witnesses testified about restructuring the Department of Energy. The restructuring plan would establish an Agency for Nuclear Stewardship to ...
25Feb 28, 2000
Ballistic Missile Defense Program
Witnesses testified about funding the adminstration’s request for $1.9 billion for the continued development of a limited national ballistic defense that could be fielded by 2005. Among the ...
24Jan 28, 1999
U.S. Policy Towards Iraq
Witnesses testified about U.S. strategy in combating Iraqi aggression towards U.S. military forces in the region. General Zinni testified that he was wary of plans to arm opposition forces in ...
23Oct 14, 1999
Analysis of Operations in Yugoslavia
Secretary Cohen and General Shelton testified about their analysis of the operations in Yugoslavia. They focused on the success of the mission and the return of refugees to the ...
21Jul 21, 1999
Senators heard testimony from nominees for the posts of Secretary of the Air Force and Assistant Secretary of Defense.
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