88,602Jun 28, 2011
Senior Military Commander Nominees
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for several military commanders. The commander chosen to replace General David Petraeus in Afghanistan was Lieutenant General ...
4,989Mar 15, 2012
Fiscal Year 2013 Navy Budget Request
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials testified on the fiscal year 2013 Navy budget. Senators on the Armed Services Committee questioned plans to change the force structure of the Marines, as ...
4,892Mar 7, 2012
Violence and Political Unrest in Syria
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the violence in Syria. Several committee members pressed for military action against the forces of Syrian ...
3,198Nov 10, 2011
Joint Chiefs Expansion Proposal
Defense Department officials testified on adding the National Guard bureau chief to the Joint Chiefs Staff.
2,907Sep 22, 2011
U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq
Witnesses testified about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in his remarks that U.S. and Afghanistan forces were searching for better ways to defend ...
2,254Jun 9, 2011
Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for CIA Director Leon Panetta to become secretary of Defense. Among the topics he addressed were troop withdrawal and transfer of ...
2,154Nov 15, 2011
Iraq Security Issues, Defense Department Officials
Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey testified on security issues in Iraq. Questions focused on the planned withdrawal of all U.S. military forces from Iraq, with several contentious exchanges ...
1,622Feb 14, 2012
Defense Department 2013 Budget Request
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the 2013 military budget. Secretary Panetta defended proposed cuts of $487 billion over the next ...
1,377Mar 31, 2011
U.S. Military Operations in Libya
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen spoke on the scope and extent of U.S. involvement in military action against the forces of Moammar Qadhafi in ...
1,249Jul 26, 2011
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Nomination
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nominations of Army General Martin E. Dempsey for reappointment to the grade of general and to be chair of the Joint Chiefs of ...
1,213Nov 8, 2011
Counterfeit Electronic Parts on Defense Systems
Witnesses testified about sources of counterfeit electronic parts, how they are made, cases where counterfeit electronic parts have penetrated the defense supply chain, and the cost and potential ...
1,173Mar 22, 2012
Military Operations in Afghanistan
General John Allen and Undersecretary James Miller testified on operations in Afghanistan. Among the topics they addressed were force levels in the country, tensions between the U.S. and Afghan ...
816Mar 6, 2012
U.S. Military Operations in the Middle East
Witnesses testified on the U.S. Central and Special Operations Command fiscal year 2013 budget. They focused on political unrest and violence in Syria, Iran’s nuclear program and ...
813Feb 16, 2012
Threats to National Security
James Clapper and Lieutenant General Roland Burgess testified on global threats to U.S. national security. Topics included the possibility than bombings in Syria were linked to al Qaeda, ...
779Nov 15, 2012
Afghanistan War Commander Nomination
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General Joseph Dunford to lead the war in Afghanistan. Topics included war planning, troop levels, safe havens ...
753Feb 17, 2011
Defense Department 2012 Budget
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen testified on the 2012 military budget. Secretary Gates said that the prospects for closing the U.S. detention base ...
714Mar 15, 2011
U.S. Operations in Afghanistan, Part 1
General Petraeus and Undersecretary Flournoy testified on U.S. operations in Afghanistan. General Petraeus, on his first trip to Washington, D.C., since taking the commander position in ...
582May 10, 2012
U.S. Military Readiness
Witnesses testified on military readiness in the midst of Defense Department budget cuts and the implications of the sequester, which would automatically cut $109 billion to defense and social ...
569Mar 13, 2012
Southern and Northern Commands Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request
The generals for the military’s Southern and Northern Commands testified about their fiscal year 2013 budget requests.
558Mar 1, 2011
Central Command and Special Operations Budget
Military leaders testified about U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as about conflict between government and anti-government forces in Libya. They said any effort to ...
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