43,642Dec 8, 2009
Afghanistan Strategy Assessment
General Stanley McChrystal and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry testified about plans to send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan and subsequent goals to begin reducing troop levels beginning ...
15,340Feb 2, 2010
Gays and Lesbians in the Military
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen testified on the potential repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring ...
10,860Jun 2, 2009
Military Nominations Hearing
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nominations of Admiral James G. Stavridis to be commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; ...
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 ...
1,793Dec 3, 2010
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy
Military branch chiefs testified on the results of the Department of Defense survey on repeal of the military “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy banning service by openly gay and ...
1,786Jun 29, 2010
General Petraeus Confirmation Hearing
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of General David Petraeus to be commander, International Security Assistance Force and, commander, U.S. Forces ...
1,672Jun 15, 2010
General Petraeus testified on current operations in Afghanistan.
During questioning from Senator McCain, General Petraeus took suddenly ill and the hearing was suspended as he walked from the ...
1,339Feb 2, 2010
Senator Levin on Gays and Lesbians in the Military Hearing
Senate Armed Forces Committee Chair Carl Levin spoke to reporters following a hearing on the potential repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring ...
1,228Mar 16, 2010
Central Command and Special Operations Budget
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the fiscal 2011 budget request for the operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In his testimony General Petraeus addressed a number of ...
1,129Oct 7, 2010
Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan
Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin briefed reporters about the findings of a year-long committee investigation into the operations of some private security contractors in ...
778May 28, 2010
Senator Levin on Defense Authorization Bill
Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin spoke about his panel’s markup of the Defense Authorization bill and how it differs from the House version. Topics included pay raises for ...
608Mar 11, 2010
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Witnesses testified about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, which has suffered from cost overruns and production delays. They said the average price of an F-35 aircraft as estimated by a ...
592Dec 2, 2009
Troop Levels and Strategy in Afghanistan
Obama administration officials testified about the president’s plan to raise troop levels in Afghanistan as part of a revised strategy to disengage forces beginning in July 2011. Among the ...
569Mar 18, 2009
Witnesses testified about suicides among U.S. service members and initiatives within the Department of Defense to prevent military suicides,
including improvement of access to mental health ...
534Mar 9, 2010
Fiscal Year 2011 Defense Authorization
Witnesses testified about the fiscal 2011 budget request for the Department of Defense and armed services, focusing on budgets for the U.S. African and European Commands and U.S. Joint ...
483Jul 27, 2010
U.S. Central Command Nomination
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of Marine Corps General James Mattis for reappointment to the grade of general and to be commander, U.S. Central ...
482Apr 28, 2009
Armed Forces Committee Confirmation Hearing
The Senate Armed Forces Committee head a confirmation hearing for several nominees.
* Raymond E. Mabus Jr. to be secretary of the Navy
* Robert O. Work to ...
476Sep 21, 2010
Marine Corps Commandant Nomination
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General James Amos to the grade of general and to be commandant of the Marine Corps.
461Sep 15, 2009
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Nomination
Admiral Michael G. Mullen testified about his nomination to be reappointed to the grade of admiral and reappointed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In his testimony he said that while ...
457Jun 24, 2010
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nominations of Raymond T. Odierno for reappointment to the grade of general and commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, and Lloyd J. ...
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