169,636Jan 11, 2007
U.S. Policy Toward Iraq
Secretary Rice testified about the Bush administration’s latest Iraq policy and plans to add 21,500 troops to the forces stationed in Iraq in an effort to bring greater security to the ...
38,503Jan 23, 2013
Senate Hearing on Benghazi Consulate Attack
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. During her testimony, she choked up as she spoke of comforting the ...
18,348May 23, 2012
Law of the Sea Treaty
Secretaries Clinton and Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, an international convention that sets rules for under- and ...
10,497Dec 20, 2012
Benghazi Consulate Attack Report
Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other ...
10,247Apr 22, 1971
Vietnam War Hearing 1971
On April 22nd, 1971, 27 year-old former Navy Lt. John Kerry testified against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War as a member of "Vietnam Veterans Against the War". Senator J. William Fulbright ...
8,079Jan 24, 2013
Secretary of State Nomination Hearing
Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testified about his nomination as secretary of state. Among the topics he addressed were Iran’s nuclear weapon program, Afghanistan, and the civil war in ...
7,607Mar 2, 2011
U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on funding for State Departent programs and foreign policy priorities. She reiterated her testimony from the previous day before the House Foreign ...
6,789Sep 3, 2013
Authorization for Use of Military Force in Syria
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Joint Chiefs Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the Obama administrations’s case for the use of force against ...
6,475Apr 23, 2009
Soldiers' Stories from the Afghan War
Veterans of combat operations in Afghanistan testified about their experiences and offered advice from the perspective of soldiers and junior officers in the field. Most said that U.S. forces ...
6,422Mar 14, 2012
Situation in Sudan and South Sudan
Witnesses testified on the independence of and insecurity in Sudan and South Sudan. Committee members discussed U.S. policies toward Sudan and South Sudan, including how the two countries can ...
3,603Oct 8, 2013
Terrorist Threat in Somalia
Witnesses testified about efforts by Somalia, the U.S., and the international community to eliminate terrorist threats to Somalia’s security, such as the al-Qaida affiliated ...
2,449May 26, 2011
U.S. Ambassador to China Confirmation Hearing
Gary Locke testified about his nomination as U.S. Ambassador to China. Among the topics addressed were policy toward North Korea, intellectual property law, fiscal policy, and trade relations ...
2,424Jan 13, 2009
Secretary of State Nomination Hearing
Senator Clinton testified about her nomination as secretary of state. Among the topics she addressed were U.S. foreign policy priorities in various regions, including the Middle East and ...
1,924Feb 28, 2012
State Department Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on her department’s fiscal year 2013 budget request. She answered questions on Russia entering the World Trade Organization, Egypt, Libya, ...
1,868Jun 23, 2011
Afghanistan and Pakistan
Secretary of State Clinton testified on U.S. goals and progress in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She said the U.S. is in the preliminary stages of diplomatic outreach to the Taliban in an effort to ...
1,707Mar 25, 2009
Ambassador to Iraq Nomination Hearing
Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill testified about his nomination to be the U.S. ambassador to Iraq. He had previously served as ambassador to South Korea, Poland, and Macedonia and ...
1,615Oct 31, 2013
Syrian Civil War
Experts on Syria testified on the country’s civil war and the Obama administration’s approach to the conflict. Among the issues addressed were the flow of refugees to other ...
1,592Apr 3, 2008
U.S. Financial Markets and Sale of Bear Stearns
Chairman Bernanke and others testified about the recent actions of federal financial regulators attempting to prevent damage to global financial systems. Questioning centered on whether the ...
1,574Aug 3, 2011
Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa
Witnesses testified about the food and humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. They focused on the impact of a severe drought in Somalia and the plight of refugee camps in Ethiopia and ...
1,526Mar 1, 2012
Syrian Political Unrest and Violence
State Department officials testified political unrest and government actions against the civilian population in Syria. They told committee members that the regime of President Assad was under ...
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