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2007 Congressional Hearings

August


The Military Personnel Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on a follow-up hearing on the notification of family members of next of kin of deceased and wounded process for the Marine Corps.
August 2, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, The Military Personnel Subcommittee
The Military Personnel Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on active Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve recruiting and retention.
August 1, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, The Military Personnel Subcommittee
Exploring the U.S. Africa Command and a New Strategic Relationship with Africa
August 1, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Opening Statement by Senator Lugar


  • Witnesses:
    Panel 1
  • Jendayi E. Frazer, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Theresa Whelan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Department of Defense, Washington, DC
  • Michael Hess, Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, Agency for International Development, Washington, DC


  • Panel 2
  • Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, Executive Director, HIV/AIDS Task Force and Director, Africa Program Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
  • Mark Malan, Peacebuilding Program Officer, Refugees International, Washington, DC
  • Major General Jonathan S. Gration, USAF (Ret.), Former Director, Strategy, Policy, and Assessments United States European Command

The Tillman Fratricide: What the Leadership of the Defense Department Knew
August 1, 2007 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

July


The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on A Third Way: Alternatives for Iraq's Future (Part 4 of 4)
July 31, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
The Readiness Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on Use of In Lieu Of, Ad Hoc and Augmentee Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
July 31, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, The Readiness Subcommittee
A Meeting of the Committee on Armed Services to Consider the Nominations of Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN, and General James E. Cartwright, USMC
July 31, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
The full committee will meet to mark up H.R. 3087, to require the President, in coordination with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other senior military leaders, to develop and transmit to Congress a comprehensive strategy for the redeployment of United States Armed Forces in Iraq, and H.R. 3159, the "Ensuring Military Readiness Through Stability and Predictability Deployment Policy Act of 2007."
July 27, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
The full committee will meet to receive testimony on H.R. 3087, to require the President, in coordination with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other senior military leaders, to develop and transmit to Congress a comprehensive strategy for the redeployment of United States Armed Forces in Iraq, and H.R. 3159, the "Ensuring Military Readiness Through Stability and Predictability Deployment Policy Act of 2007."
July 27, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
  • Chairman Skelton's Opening Statement


  • Witnesses:
  • General John M. Keane, USA (ret.), Former Vice Chief of Staff, Department of the Army
  • Lawrence J. Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

The Un Human Rights Council: Shortcomings And Prospects For Reform
July 26, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Witnesses:
    Panel 1
  • Kristen Silverberg, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC


  • Panel 2
  • Thomas O. Melia, Deputy Executive Director, Freedom House, Washington, DC
  • Peggy Hicks, Global Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch, New York, NY
  • Brett D. Schaefer, Jay Kingham Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC

Allegations of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse at the New U.S. Embassy in Iraq
July 26, 2007 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Exports Controls: Are We Protecting Security and Facilitating Exports?
July 26, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
An Overview of the Compact of Free Association between the United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands: Are Changes Needed?
July 25, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment
    Panel I
  • David B. Cohen, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Steven McGann, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Francis A. Donovan, Director, Office of East Asia Affairs, Bureau of Asia and the Near East, U.S. Agency for International Development


  • Panel II
  • David B. Gootnick, M.D., Director, International Affairs and Trade, U.S. Government Accountability Office


  • BRIEFERS:
  • Gerald M. Zackios, Foreign Minister, Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Tony de Brum, Senator, Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Abacca Anjain-Maddison, Senator, Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Hiroshi Yamamura, Senator, Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Jack Ading, Senator, Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • James H. Plasman, Chairman, Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal
  • Jonathan M. Weisgall, Legal Counsel, People of the Bikini Atoll

Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing the Democratic Transition
July 25, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on A Third Way: Alternatives for Iraq's Future (Part 3 of 4).
July 25, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Pakistan's Future: Building Democracy, Or Fueling Extremism?
July 25, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Witnesses:
    Panel 1
  • R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC


  • Panel 2
  • Teresita C. Schaffer, Director, South Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Samina Ahmed, South Asia Project Director, International Crisis Group, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Dr. Stephen P. Cohen, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Enhancing The Peace Corps Experience: S. 732, The Peace Corps Volunteer Empowerment Act
July 25, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Witnesses:
    Panel 1
  • Ronald A. Tschetter, Director, Peace Corps, Washington, DC


  • Panel 2
  • Mark L. Schneider, Former Director of the Peace Corps, Senior Vice President and Special Adviser on Latin America International Crisis Group, Washington, DC
  • David Kotz, Inspector General, Peace Corps, Washington, DC


  • Panel 3
  • Nicole Fiol, Peace Corps Nominee to Africa, Peace Corps, Washington, DC
  • Chuck Ludlam, Volunteer, Senegal, Peace Corps, Washington, DC
  • Paula Hirschoff, Volunteer, Senegal, Peace Corps, Washington, DC
  • Kevin Quigley, President, National Peace Corps Association, Washington, DC
  • Nicole Fiol, Applicant to the Peace Corps, Bayamn, Puerto Rico

The Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on surface combatant construction update.
July 24, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, The Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee
Beyond Iraq: Envisioning a New U.S. Policy in the Middle East
July 19, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
The Joint Seapower and Expeditionary Forces and Air and Land Forces Subcommittees will meet to receive testimony on the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program.
July 19, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, The Joint Seapower and Expeditionary Forces and Land Forces Subcommittees
IRAQ: An Update from the Field
July 19, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on A Third Way: Alternatives for Iraq's Future (Part 2 of 3).
July 18, 2007 - The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
    Witness:
  • Daniel L. Byman, Director, Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

The full committee will meet to receive testimony on Iraq: Trends and Recent Security Developments.
July 18, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Food Security in Africa: The Impact of Agricultural Development
July 18, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
Reconstruction in Iraq's Oil Sector: Running on Empty?
July 18, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
U.S. Policy Options in the Iraq Crisis
July 17, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Treaties
July 17, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Treaties
  • Protocol Amending the Convention Between the United States and Finland for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital (Treaty Doc. 109-18)
  • Protocol Amending the Convention Between the United States and Denmark for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income (Treaty Doc. 109-19)
  • Protocol Amending the Convention Between the United States and Germany for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and Capital and to Certain Other Taxes (Treaty Doc. 109-20)
  • Convention Between the United States and Belgium for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and Accompanying Protocol (Treaty Doc. 110-3)
  • Patent Law Treaty and Regulations Under the Patent Law Treaty (Treaty Doc. 109-12)
  • The Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Treaty Doc. 109-21)
  • The Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (Treaty Doc. 110-2)
  • Protocol to the 1951 Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation between the United States and Denmark (Treaty Doc. 108-8)


  • Witnesses:
    Panel 1
  • John Harrington, Acting International Tax Counsel, Office of the International Tax Counsel, Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.
  • Thomas A. Barthold, Acting Chief of Staff Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Lois E. Boland, Director of the Office of International Relations, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
  • Wesley Scholz, Director of the Office of Investment Affairs, Department of State, Washington, D.C.


  • Panel 2
  • William A. Reinsch, President, National Foreign Trade Council, Washington, D.C.
  • Janice Lucchesi, Chairman, Organization for International Investment, Washington, D.C.

Democratic Developments in Sub-Saharan Africa: Moving Forwards or Backwards?
July 17, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Witnesses:
    Panel 1
  • Barry F. Lowenkron, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Michael E. Hess, Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC


  • Panel 2
  • Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC
  • Christopher Albin-Lackey, Nigeria Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Washington, DC
  • Akwe Amosu, Senior Policy Analyst for Africa, Open Society Institute, Washington, DC
  • Dave Peterson, Senior Director, Africa Programer, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

Ideals vs. Reality in Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy: The Cases of Azerbaijan, Cuba, and Egypt
July 12, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
Beyond Oil & Gas: African Growth and Opportunity Act's Benefits to Africa
July 12, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on A Third Way: Alternatives for Iraq's Future (Part 1 of 3)
July 12, 2007 - The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
    Witnesses:
  • General Wesley K. Clark (USA, ret.), Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
  • Max Boot, Senior Fellow, National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Dr. Muqtedar Khan, Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

The Readiness Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on emerging contaminants and environmental management at Department of Defense installations.
July 12, 2007 - The Readiness Subcommittee
  • Subcommittee Chairman Ortiz' Opening Statement

  • Witnesses:
  • Alex A. Beehler, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environment, Safety and Occupational Health), U.S. Department of Defense
  • John B. Stephenson, Director, Natural Resources & Environment, U.S. Government Accountability Office

The Military Personnel Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on mental health.
July 12, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, The Military Personnel Subcommittee
  • Subcommittee Chairwoman Davis' Opening Statement


  • Witnesses:
  • S. Ward Casscells, M.D., Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
  • Vice Admiral Donald C. Arthur, USN, Co-Chair, Defense Health Board Task Force on Mental Health, Surgeon General, Department of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
  • Dr. Shelley MacDermid, Co-Chair, Defense Health Board Task Force on Mental Health, Director, The Center for Families at Purdue University, Co-Director, Military Family Research Institute

The Kyoto Protocol: An Update
July 11, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment
    Panel I
  • Harlan Watson, Ph.D., Special Representative and Senior Climate Negotiator, Bureau of Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State


  • Panel II
  • Elliot Diringer, Director of International Strategies, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
  • Margo Thorning, Ph.D., Managing Director, International Council for Capital Formation

June


International Students and Visiting Scholars: Trends, Barriers, and Implications for American Universities and U.S. Foreign Policy
June 29, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, Committee on Education and Labor: Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness
Protection and Money: U.S. Companies, Their Employees, and Violence in Colombia
June 28, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Committee on Education and Labor: Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, Committee on Education and Labor: Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
Waste, Fraud, and Abuse at K-Town: How Mismanagement Has Derailed DOD's Largest Single Facility Construction Project
June 28, 2007 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
The Millennium Challenge Corporation in Africa: Promises Versus Progress
June 28, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
Iraq: Is the Escalation Working?
June 27, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
The Military Personnel Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on review of the policies and procedures regarding the notification of next-of-kin of wounded and deceased service members.
June 27, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, The Military Personnel Subcommittee
The Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on an update on the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle Program.
June 26, 2007 - The Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee
The Military Personnel Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on the findings of the Independent Review Group and an in-progress review of actions at Walter Reed.
June 26, 2007 - The Military Personnel Subcommittee
  • Subcommittee Chairman Snyder's Opening Statement


  • Witnesses:
    Panel 1:
  • John O. Marsh, Former Secretary of the Army, Co-Chair, Independent Review Group
  • Togo D. West, Jr., Former Secretary of the Army, Former Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Co-Chair, Independent Review Group


  • Panel 2:
  • General Richard A. Cody, USA, Vice Chief of Staff, Department of the Army
  • Major General Gale S. Pollock, USA, Acting Surgeon General, Department of the Army
  • Major General Eric B. Schoomaker, USA, Commander, North Atlantic Regional Medical Command and Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Brigadier General Michael S. Tucker, USA, Deputy Commanding General, North Atlantic Regional Medical Command and Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Colonel Terrence McKenrick, USA, Commander, Warrior Transition Brigade, Walter Reed Army Medical Center

The full committee will meet to receive testimony on structure, process and tools for improving Department of Defense management.
June 26, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Briefing and Hearing: Violence in Central America
June 26, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
The Future of NATO: How Valuable an Asset?
June 22, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Strategic Assessment of U.S.-Russian Relations
June 21, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Biden's Opening Statement
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement


  • Witnesses:
    Panel 1
  • Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC


  • Panel 2
  • Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Former National Security Advisor, Counselor and Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
  • Lt. General Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.), Former National Security Advisor, President, The Scowcroft Group, Washington, DC

To mark up, under sequential referral, S. 1538, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, and to consider certain military nominations pending before the Committee.
June 21, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Staff attendance at this meeting will be restricted.


The full committee will meet to receive testimony on Organizing the Roles, Missions, and Requirements of the Department of Defense.
June 20, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
World Refugee Day 2007
June 20, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
South America and the United States: How to Fix a Broken Relationship
June 19, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Working in a War Zone: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Civilians Returning from Iraq
June 19, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
To consider the nomination of the Honorable Preston M. Geren, to be Secretary of the Army.
June 19, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Is There a Human Rights Double Standard? U.S. Policy Toward Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Uzbekistan
June 14, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
Deal or No Deal: The State of the Trans-Atlantic Relationship
June 14, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
  • Lawrence S. Eagleburger, Chairman, International Committee on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, Former Secretary of State

The United States-South Korea FTA: The Foreign Policy
June 13, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
U.N. Peacekeeping Forces: A Force Multiplier for the U.S.?
June 13, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
  • Timothy E. Wirth, Ph.D., President, United Nations Foundation
  • James Dobbins, Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, National Security Research Division, RAND Corporation
  • Joseph A. Christoff, Director, International Affairs and Trade Team, Government Accountability Office
  • Steven Groves, J.D., Bernard and Barbara Lomas Fellow, The Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, The Heritage Foundation

Hearing Examines Statements Made by GSA Administrator Doan in Reference to the Hatch Act
June 13, 2007 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
The full committee will meet to receive testimony on China: Recent Security Developments.
June 13, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
  • Chairman Skelton's Opening Statement


  • Witnesses:
  • Richard P. Lawless, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Asia-Pacific Affairs, Department of Defense
  • Major General Philip M. Breedlove, Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on the development of the Iraqi Security Forces.
June 12, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Foreign Assistance Reform: Successes, Failures, and Next Steps
June 12, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement


  • Witnesses:
    Panel 1
  • Henrietta H. Fore, Acting Administrator for the Agency for International, Development, and Acting Director of Foreign Assistance


  • Panel 2
  • Dr. Lael Brainard, Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow and Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Sam Worthington, President and CEO, InterAction, Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Steve Radelet, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C.

Meeting of the Committee on Armed Services to Consider Nominations
June 12, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Michael G. Vickers, to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict
  • Vice Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN, for appointment to the grade of admiral and to be Commander, United States Special Operations Command
  • Thomas P. D'Agostino, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration

Nigeria at a Crossroads: Elections, Legitimacy and a Way Forward
June 7, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
Meeting of the Committee on Armed Services to consider the nomination of Lieutenant General Douglas E. Lute, USA, to be Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan.
June 7, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
The Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on procurement of Navy boat barriers.
June 6, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, The Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee
The Full Committee will meet to receive testimony on Department of Defense body armor programs.
June 6, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
  • Chairman Skelton's Opening Statement


  • Witnesses:
    Panel 1:
  • Murray Neal, CEO, Pinnacle Armor, Inc.
  • Philip E. Coyle, III, Senior Advisor, World Security Institute


  • Panel 2:
  • Lieutenant General N. Ross Thompson III, Military deputy/director, Army Acquisition Corps, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology)
  • Brigadier General Mark Brown, Program Executive Officer (PEO), U.S. Army
  • Roger Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Littoral and Mine Warfare, Department of the Navy
  • Colonel Ed Smith, Product Group Director, Combat Equipment and Support Systems, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Douglas D. Thomas, Executive Director for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Air ForceM
  • Colonel Kevin Noonan, Program Executive Office - Special Operations Forces (SOF) - Warrior, U.S. Special Operations Command
  • William 'Bill' M. Solis, Director, Defense Capabilities and Management Team, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Dr. Jonathan Morgan, Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice

U.S. Policy Challenges in North Africa
June 6, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations

May


Training of development of the Iraqi police service
May 24 - House Armed Services Committe, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
  • Subcommittee Chairman Meehan's Opening Statement


  • Panel I
  • No witnesses available


  • Panel II
  • Colonel Richard Swengros, USA, Assistant Commandant U.S. Army Military Police School
  • Colonel Robert J. Coates, USMC, Assistant Chief of Staff for Training and Experimentation Group First Marine Expeditionary
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. McCarthy, USMC, Executive Officer Fifth Marine Regiment
  • Lieutenant Colonel Brad Felling, USAF Reserve
  • First Lieutenant Cadetta Bridges, USANG, Headquarters Detachment Commander 372nd Military Police Battalion

The Reauthorization of OPIC
May 24, 2007 - The House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
Hearing on Mental Health Problems Confronting Soldiers Returning from Iraq, Afghanistan
May 24, 2007 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on training of development of the Iraqi police service.
May 24, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
  • Subcommittee Chairman Meehan's Opening Statement


  • Witnesses:
    Panel One:
  • No witnesses available


  • Panel Two:
  • Colonel Richard Swengros, USA, Assistant Commandant, U.S. Army Military Police School
  • Colonel Robert J. Coates, USMC, Assistant Chief of Staff for Training and Experimentation Group, First Marine Expeditionary
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. McCarthy, USMC, Executive Officer, Fifth Marine Regiment
  • Lieutenant Colonel Brad Felling, USAF Reserve, First Lieutenant Cadetta Bridges, USANG, Headquarters Detachment Commander, 372nd Military Police Battalion

International Food Aid Programs: Options to Enhance Effectiveness
May 24, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
U.S. Assistance to the Palestinians
May 23, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
Iraq: Is Reconstruction Failing?
May 22, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
  • Tom Lantos, Chairman
  • Stuart W. Bowen, Jr., J.D., Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Vulture Funds and the Threat to Debt Relief in Africa: A Call to Action at the G8 and Beyond
May 22, 2007 - House Committe on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
Training of Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and employment of transition teams
May 22, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
  • Subcommittee Chairman Meehan's Opening Statement
  • Mr. Peter Velz, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Middle East) Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Brigadier General Michael Jones, Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs (Middle East) Joint Staff

Nominations
May 22, 2007 - Senate Committee On Foreign Relations
United States European Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
May 17, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Russia: Rebuilding the Iron Curtain
May 17, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Briefing: Africa's Water Crisis and the 2006 UNDP Human Development Report
May 16, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
  • Cecilia Ugaz, Deputy Director, Human Development Report Office, United Nations Development Program
  • Amina Salum Ali, Permanent Representative to the United States, The African Union

Africa's Water Crisis and the U.S. Response
May 16, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
Public Diplomacy in the Middle East and South Asia: Is the Message Getting Through?
May 16, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
U.S. Re-Engagement in the Global Effort to Fight Climate Change
May 15, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Is There a Human Rights Double Standard? U.S. Policy Toward Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia
May 10, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
Every State a Superpower? Stopping the Spread of Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century
May 10, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Economic and Military Support for the U.S. Efforts in Iraq: The Coalition of the Willing, Then and Now
May 9, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
  • Mr. Joseph A. Christoff, Director, International Affairs and Trade Team, Government Accountability Office
  • Mr. Kenneth Katzman, Specialist in Middle East Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division, Congressional Research Service
  • Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., Director, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, The Heritage Foundation
  • Transcript

H.R. 1585 - To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes.
May 9, 2007 - House Armed Services Committe
Nominations
May 09, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Lt. Gen. Dell L. Dailey, USA, To be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, with the rank, and status of Ambassador at Large
  • Dr. Mark P. Lagon, To be Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat, Trafficking, with the rank of Ambassador at Large

H.R. 1585 - To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes
May 8, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Two Sides of the Same Coin: Jewish and Palestinian Refugees
May 8, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
Arab Opinion on American Policies, Values, and People
May 3, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
H.R. 1585 - To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes
May 3, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee, Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee
H.R. 1585 - To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes
May 3, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
Navy Force Structure Requirements and programs to meet those Requirements in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
May 3, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Seapower
United States Central Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
May 3, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
H.R. 1585 - To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes
May 2, 2007 - House Armed Services Committe, Strategic Forces Subcommittee
H.R. 1585 - To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes
May 2, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel Subcommittee
H.R. 1585 - To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes
May 2, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee,Air and Land Forces Subcommittee
Department of Energy atomic energy defense programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008
May 2, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
A Review of the State Department's 2006 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
May 2, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
The Future of Political, Economic and Security Relations with China
May 1, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations

April


Air Force and Navy aviation programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
April 26, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Service, Airland
    Air Force
  • Lieutenant General Carrol H. Chandler, USAF Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space & Information Operations, Plans & Requirements Vice Chief of Staff Department of the Air Force
  • Lieutenant General Donald J. Hoffman, USAF Military Deputy Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Department of the Air Force


  • Navy
  • Mr. William Balderson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Air Programs Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Department of the Navy
  • Lieutenant General John G. Castellaw, USMC Deputy Commandant for Aviation United States Marine Corps
  • Rear Admiral Bruce W. Clingan, USN Director, Air Warfare Vice Chief of Naval Operations Department of the Navy

Legal issues regarding individuals detained by the Department of Defense as unlawful enemy combatants
April 26, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Servies
Efforts to Deal with America's Image Abroad: Are They Working?
April 26, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
  • Jess T. Ford, Director, International Affairs Office of International Affairs and Trade, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Lisa Curtis, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
  • Transcript

Efforts to improve the Department of Defense's language and cultural awareness capabilities
April 25, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Contracting for the Iraqi Security Forces
April 25, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
  • Subcommittee Chairman Meehan's Opening Statement"


  • Panel I
  • Anne W. Patterson, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Bruce Swartz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division U.S. Department of Justice
  • Gary J. Motsek, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Program Support), U.S. Department of Defense
  • Colonel Anita M. Raines, Chief, Logistics Services Division J4 Directorate, Joint Staff U.S. Department of Defense


  • Panel II
  • Dr. Deborah D. Avant, Director, Institute for Global and International Studies George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs
  • Doug Brooks, President International Peace Operations Association
  • Gerald Burke, Major, Massachusetts State Police (Retired)Former Senior Advisor, Iraqi Ministry of Interior and Iraqi Police Service

Whether the Army is properly sized,organized, and equipped to respond to the most likely missions over the next two decades while retaining adequate capability to respond to all contingencies along the spectrum of combat in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
April 25, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Airland
Oversight Committee Issues Three Subpoenas To Further Investigations against the Republican National Committee
April 25, 2007 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Oversight Committee Holds Hearing on Tillman, Lynch Incidents
April 24, 2007 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Readiness of United States ground forces in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Plan
April 24, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Readiness and Management Support
  • Colonel Michael F. Beech, USA Commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Fort Hood, Texas
  • Colonel Lewis A. Craparotta, USMC Commander, 1st Marine Regiment Camp Pendleton, California
  • Colonel Timothy E. Orr, USARNG Commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division Iowa Army National Guard

United States Pacific Command, United States Forces Korea, and United States Special Operations Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
April 24, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
U.S. - Colombia Relations
April 24, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
PEPFAR: An Assessment of Progress and Challenges
April 24, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Budget Request - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities
April 19, 2007 - House Armed Services Committe, Air and Land Forces Subcommittee
Department of Defense's management of costs under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) contract in Iraq.
April 19, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Military space programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
April 19, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Strategic Forces
Current Situation in Darfur
April 19, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
The Political Situation in Lebanon
April 18, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
Nominations
April 18, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • R. Niels Marquardt, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar and the Union of Comoros
  • Janet E. Garvey, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon
  • Phillip Carter, III, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea

Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the U.S. Central Command
April 18, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Readiness impact of quality of life and family support programs to assist families of Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
April 18, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Personnel and Readiness and Management Support
    Panel I
  • Saxby Chambliss United States Senator, Georgia


  • Panel II
  • Michael L. Dominguez, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
  • Dr. Lynda C. Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Military Personnel Policy
  • Mr. John McLaurin Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Human Resources
  • Lieutenant General Roger A. Brady, USAFDeputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel Headquarters, United States Air Force


  • Panel III
  • Ms. Joyce Wessel Raezer, Chief Operating Officer National Military Family Association
  • Mrs. Connie McDonald Spouse of an Army Servicemember
  • Mrs. Paula Sumerall Spouse of a National Guard Service member
  • Mrs. Launa Hall Spouse of an Air Force Servicemember
  • Mrs. Mary Piacentini Spouse of an Army Reserve Service member

Whether the Army and Marine Corps are properly sized, organized, and equipped to respond to the most likely missions over the next two decades while retaining adequate capability to respond to all contingencies along the spectrum of combat
April 17, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Current readiness of U.S. ground forces in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
April 17, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Service, Readiness and Management Support
  • Lieutenant General James J. Lovelace, Jr., USA Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 Headquarters, Department of the Army
  • Lieutenant General Richard F. Natonski, USMC Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations Headquarters, United States Marine Corps

The Outlook for the Independence of Kosova
April 17, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs disability rating systems and the transition of service members from the Department of Defense to the Department of Veterans Affairs
April 12, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services and Veratan's Affairs
  • Gordon R. England, Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • David S. C. Chu, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
  • Daniel L. Cooper, Under Secretary for Benefits Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Preston M. Geren, III, Acting Secretary United States Army
  • Dr. Gerald Cross Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health Veterans Health Administration Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Lieutenant General James Terry Scott, USA (Ret.) Chairman Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission

Darfur: A 'Plan B' to Stop Genocide?
April 11, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Nuclear nonproliferation programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program and the Proliferation Security Initiative at the Department of Defense in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
April 11, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services - Emerging Threats and Capabilities
    Panel I
  • Sam Nunn, Former United States Senator, Georgia
  • Richard G. Lugar, United States Senator, Indiana


  • Panel II
  • William H. Tobey, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Mr. Joseph A. Benkert, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Global Security Affairs Department of Defense

Ballistic Missile Defense Programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
April 11, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services - Strategic Forces
Military installation, environmental, and base closure programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
April 10, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Readiness and Management Support
  • Mr. Philip W. Grone, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment)
  • Keith E. Eastin, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Environment)
  • B.J. Penn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Environment)
  • William C. Anderson Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Installations, Environment and Logistics)

Overseas basing plans in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
April 10, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Readiness and Management Support
  • Mr. Philip W. Grone Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment)
  • Major General Michael J. Diamond, USAR Deputy Director, J-4/7 Headquarters United States Central Command
  • Rear Admiral Frank C. Pandolfe, USN Deputy Director for Strategy and Policy, J-5 The Joint Staff
  • Mr. Joseph A. Benkert Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Security Affairs

March


Posture of the Department of the Navy in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
March 29, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Overview of morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) programs
March 29, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel Subcommittee
Military Commissions Act and the continued use of Guantanamo Bay as a detention facility
March 29, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
The 2007 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and the Promotion of Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy
March 29, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
  • Lorne W. Craner, President, International Republic Institute
  • Harold Hongju Koh, Dean, Yale Law School
  • John Shattuck, Chief Executive Officer, The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Trade, Foreign Policy and the American Worker
March 28, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
African Opinion on U.S. Policies, Values, and People
March 28, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, and Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
Opening up of the Bad Arolsen Holocaust Archives in Germany
March 28, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe
Poverty and Inequality in the Americas: The Unaddressed Problem
March 28, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Budget Request on information technology
March 28, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
Outside perspectives on transitioning security to the Iraqi security forces
March 28, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Active component, Reserve component,and civilian personnel programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
March 28, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Personnel
Strategic forces programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
March 28, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services - Strategic Forces
Readiness of the Army and Air National Guard
March 27, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Readiness Subcommittee
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for missile defense programs
March 27, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Strategic Forces Subcommittee
Nominations
March 27, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Army ground force acquisition programs
March 27, 2007 - House Armed Services Committe, Air and Land Forces Subcommittee
State of the military health care system
March 27, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel Subcommittee
Can Iraq Pay for its Own Reconstruction?
March 27, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, and Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
U.S.-China Relations
March 27, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment
Iraqi Volunteers, Iraqi Refugees: What is America's Obligation?
March 26, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
Reorganization of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
March 26, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
    Panel I
  • Christopher R. Henry Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy


  • Panel II
  • Thomas W. O'Connell Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict

Second Report to Congress by the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves
March 23, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Budget Request and the status of space activities
March 23, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Strategic Forces Subcommittee
Nominations
March 22, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Ford M. Fraker, To be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Department of Defense Aircraft Programs
March 22, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Joint Air and Land Forces and Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittees
United States Southern Command, United States Northern Command, and United States Joint Forces Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
March 22, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Oil Dependence
March 22, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Prospects For Peace in Guinea
March 22, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
Polling Data on European Opinion of American Policies, Values and People
March 22, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, and Subcommittee on Europe
U.S. Policy Toward Pakistan
March 21, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
Department of Defense counterproliferation, counterterrorism, and science and technology priorities
March 21, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the U.S. Strategic Command, Northern Command, Transportation Command, and Southern Command
March 21, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Chad and the Central African Republic: The Regional Impact of the Darfur Crisis
March 20, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • James C. Swan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • Jane Holl Lute, Assistant Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations Department for Peacekeeping Operations, New York, NY


  • Panel III
  • Ken Bacon, President, Refugees International, Washington, DC
  • John Prendergast, Senior Adviser, International Crisis Group, Washington, DC

H.R.1538, Wounded Warrior Assistance Act of 2007
March 20, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
U.S. shipyard modernization initiatives and ship cost reduction
March 20, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests for military construction, family housing, base closures and facilities' operations and maintenance
March 20, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Readiness Subcommittee
Air Force in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program.
March 20, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for the Department of Energy's atomic energy defense activities
March 20, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Strategic Forces Subcommittee
Proposed Legislation on Iraq
March 20, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
U.S. Policy Toward South Pacific Island Nations, Including Australia and New Zealand
March 15, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment
U.S.-Turkish Relations and the Challenges Ahead
March 15, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe
Posture of the United States Army in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
March 15, 2007
Nomination
March 15, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Zalmay Khalilzad, To be Representative to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador, and the Representative in the Security Council of the United Nations, and to be Representative to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during his tenure of service as Representative to the United Nations

Federal ship construction loan guarantee program
March 15, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the U.S. European Command and Joint Forces Command
March 15, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Harnessing technological innovation: challenges and opportunities
March 15, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
  • James Andrew Lewis, Director and Senior Fellow, Technology and Public Policy Programs, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • David H. Lehman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Command and Control Center, The MITRE Corporation
  • Dr. Brian Cohen, Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Stuart Starr, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University

Extrajudicial Killings In The Philippines: Strategies To End The Violence
March 14, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Mr. Eric G. John, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Jonathan D. Farrar, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Department of State, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • Mr. T. Kumar, Advocacy Director for Asia & the Pacific, Amnesty International USA, Washington, DC
  • Mr. G. Eugene Martin, Executive Director , Philippine Facilitation Project, U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, DC
  • Bishop Eliezer Pascua, General Secretary of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Ms. Marie Hilao-Enriquez, General Secretary of KARAPATAN, Quezon City, Philippines

Global Polling Data on Opinion of American Policies, Values and People
March 14, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
The American Red Cross Governance Reform
March 14, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Tibet: Status of the Sino-Tibetan Dialogue
March 13, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Haiti's Development Needs
March 13, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Nominations
March 13, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Budget Request to meet readiness needs.
March 13, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Readiness Subcommittee
Overview of military resale programs
March 13, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel Subcommittee
Submarine force structure and acquisition policy
March 8, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee
Challenges and obstacles wounded and injured service members face during recovery
March 8, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Afghanistan: Time for a New Strategy?
March 8, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Posture of the U.S. Strategic Command
March 8, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Strategic Forces Subcommittee
Nominations
March 8, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Polling Data on Latin American Opinion of United States Policies, Values and People
March 8, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Foreign Assistance Reform
March 8, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Committee Reports Favorably on Four Good Government Bills
March 8, 2007 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
A Regional Overview of South Asia
March 7, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
Air Force and Army airlift and aerial refueling fixed-wing aircraft programs
March 7, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Air and Land Forces Subcommittee
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea
March 7, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
National Security Personnel System - Is it Really Working?
March 6, 2007 - House Armed Services COmmittee, Readiness subcommittee
Care, living conditions, and administration of outpatients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
March 6, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
The Iranian Challenge
March 6, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Global Polling Data on Opinion of American Policies, Values and People
March 6, 2007 - House committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
Former Head of Walter Reed Hospital Testifies Before National Security Subcommittee
March 2, 2007 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
Nuclear power systems for future Naval surface combatants
March 1, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee
Views of military advocacy and beneficiary groups
March 1, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel Subcommittee
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Budget Request from the Department of the Navy
March 1, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Afghanistan
March 1, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    Panel I
  • Ambassador Eric S. Edelman Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • Lieutenant General Douglas E. Lute, USA


  • Panel II
  • General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.) Former Commander, United States European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
  • Dr. Barnett R. Rubin Director of Studies and Senior Fellow Center on International Cooperation New York University

North Korean Human Rights: An Update
March 1, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment
Overview of U.S. Policy Toward Latin America
March 1, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

February


Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Budget Request from the Department of the Air Force
February 28, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Impact of changes to the Reserve Montgomery G.I. Bill
February 28, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel Subcommittee
Iraq and U.S. Foreign Policy
February 28, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Current and future worldwide threats to the national security of the United States.
February 27, 2007 - Senate Committe on Armed Services
Nominations
February 27, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Sam Fox, To be Ambassador to Belgium
  • Stanley Davis Phillips, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia

Nominations
February 15, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Ryan C. Crocker, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq
  • William B. Wood, To be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Overview of recruiting and retention
February 15, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel Subcommittee
Current and future readiness of the Army and Marine Corps
February 15, 2007 - Senate COmmittee on Armed Services
Afghanistan on the Brink: Where Do We Go From Here?
February 15, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Protecting the Human Rights of Comfort Women
February 15, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment
Committee Holds Hearing on Iraq Reconstruction Overview
February 15, 2007 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Committee Approves The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007 and The Executive Branch Reform Act of 2007
February 14, 2007 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Next Steps in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
February 14, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Budget Request from the Department of the Army
February 14, 2007 - House Armed Forces Committee
Fiscal year 2008 military health care budget and the challenges facing the military health care system
February 13, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel Subcommittee
Assessment of security and stability in Afghanistan and developments in U.S. strategy and operations
February 13, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy reset requirements
February 13, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Joint Seapower and Expeditionary Forces and Readiness Subcommittees
The Future of the United Nations under Ban Ki-Moon
February 13, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Department of Defense Inspector General's report on the activities of the Office of Special Plans prior to the war in Iraq
February 9, 2007
  • Mr. Thomas F. Gimble Acting Inspector General Department of Defense

The President's Foreign Affairs Budget
February 8, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Oversight of the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat System
February 8, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Seapower and Expeditionary Forces subcommittee
The Escalating Crisis in Darfur: Are There Any Prospects for Peace?
February 8, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
International Relations Budget for Fiscal Year 2008
February 7, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Budget Request from the Department of Defense
February 7, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Iraqi Reconstruction: Reliance on Private Military Contractors
February 7, 2007 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Hearing Questions Waste, Fraud, and Abuse In Iraq Reconstruction
February 6, 2007 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Exploring a Comprehensive Stabilization, Reconstruction and Counter-Terrorism Strategy for Somalia
February 6, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Department of State
  • Michael Hess, Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development


  • Panel II
  • David Shinn, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Ken Menkhaus, Associate Professor of Political Science, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
  • Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, Director, Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC

Fiscal year 2008 budget request and the fiscal years 2007 and 2008 war supplemental requests in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Future Years Defense Program
February 6, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Nomination of General George W. Casey, Jr., USA, for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Chief of Staff,United States Army.
February 1, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Securing America's Interests in Iraq:The Remaining Options. Iraq in the Strategic Context Session 2
February 1, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

January


Securing America's Interests in Iraq: The Remaining Options.Iraq in the Strategic Context Session 1
January 31, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Iraq "surge" plan
January 31, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Ambassador Eric S. Edelman Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Barbara J. Stephenson
  • Deputy Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Coordinator for Iraq Department of State
  • Lieutenant General Douglas E. Lute, USA
  • Rear Admiral David J. Dorsett, USN Director for Intelligence, J-2 The Joint Staff

Current manning, equipping and readiness challenges facing Special Operations Forces
January 31, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
Abusive practices in Department of Defense contracting for services and inter-agency contracting (continued)
January 31, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Readiness and Management Support
    Panel I
  • Ms. Marcia G. Madsen Chair Acquisition Advisory Panel
  • Mr. Jonathan L. Etherton Member Acquisition Advisory Panel
  • Mr. James A. (Ty) Hughes Member Acquisition Advisory Panel


  • Panel II
  • Paul A. Dennett, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy Office of Management and Budget
  • Mr. Shay Assad, Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Department of Defense

Army equipment reset
January 31, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Readiness and Air and Land Forces subcommittees
Understanding the Iran Crisis
January 31, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Nominations
January 30, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Nomination of Admiral William J. Fallon, USN, for reappointment to the grade of admiral and to be Commander,United States Central Command.
January 30, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Examination of the force requirements determination process
January 30, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel Subcommittee
Security and Stability in Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities.
January 30, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Securing America's Interests in Iraq: The Remaining Options. Alternative Plans: The Iraq Study Group
January 30, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Securing America's Interests in Iraq: The Remaining Options. Reconstruction Strategy
January 27, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Securing America's Interests in Iraq: The Remaining Options. Political Strategy
January 25, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Dr. Laith Kubba, Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Qubad Talabani, Representative to the United States, Kurdistan Regional Government, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Toby Dodge, Consulting Senior Fellow for the Middle East, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, United Kingdom
  • Rend al-Rahim, Executive Director , The Iraq Foundation , Washington, DC

The current situation in Iraq and on the Administration's recently announced strategy for continued United States assistance to the Iraqi Government and for an increased United States military presence in Iraq
January 25, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Dr. William J. Perry Senior Fellow Hoover Institution and Former Secretary of Defense
  • Ambassador Dennis B. Ross Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Former Director for Policy Planning in the Department of State under President George H. W. Bush and Special Middle East Coordinator under President Bill Clinton
  • General John M. Keane, USA (Ret.) Former Vice Chief of Staff,United States Army

South Sudan: The Comprehensive Peace Agreement on Life Support
January 24, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
Securing America's Interests in Iraq: The Remaining Options. Alternative Plans (Continued)
January 23, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foriegn Relations
Securing America's Interests in Iraq: The Remaining Options. Alternative Plans Continued - Federalism, Side with the Majority, Strategic Redeployment, or Negotiate?
January 23, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Implications of the President's Iraq policy on total force readiness
January 23, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
  • Chairman Skelton's opening statement


  • Panel I
  • General Peter J. Schoomaker, USA, Chief of Staff, U. S. Army
  • General James T. Conway, USMC, Commandant, U. S. Marine Corps


  • Panel II
  • Army First Sergeant Ciaran T. Allison, USA, A Co. 2-23 IN, Ft. Lewis, WA
  • Mrs. Anel Zimmerman, Spouse of Gunnery Sergeant Chad Zimmerman from the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, Twenty Nine Palms, CA
  • Mrs. Cori Shuster, Spouse of Lieutenant Colonel Scott Shuster, Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, Twenty Nine Palms, CA

Nomination of Lieutenant General David H. Petraeus, USA, to be General and Commander, Multi-National Forces-Iraq.
January 23, 2007 - Senate Committe on Armed Services
Briefing: The Baker-Hamilton Commission Report
January 19, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Briefing: North Korea
January 18, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Securing America's Interests in Iraq: The Remaining Options. Military and Security Strategy
January 18, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • General Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.), President, BR McCaffrey Associates LLC, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, United States Military Academy, Arlington, VA
  • General Jack Keane, USA (Ret.), Former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Washington, DC
  • General Joseph P. Hoar, USMC (Ret.), Former Commander-in-Chief, US Central Command, Del Mar, CA
  • Lt. General William E. Odom, USA (Ret.), Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Former Director of the National Security Agency, Washington, DC

Army force protection equipment for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
January 18, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Air and Land Forces Subcommittee
  • Subcommittee Chairman Abercrombie's opening statement


  • Panel I
  • Lieutenant General Stephen M. Speakes, USA, Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-8
  • Major General Jeffrey A. Sorenson, USA, Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)


  • Panel II
  • Major General Jeffrey A. Sorenson, USA, Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management
  • Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)
  • Dr. Robert L. Buhrkuhl, Director, Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell, Office of Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics)
  • Captain Joseph McGettigan, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division
  • Mr. Philip Coyle, Senior Advisor, Center for Defense Information, Former Director, Operational Test and Development , Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Mr. Ray Dubois Jr., Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Former Acting Under Secretary of the Army

Approaches to audit of reconstruction and support activities in Iraq
January 18, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Securing America's Interests in Iraq: The Remaining Options. Regional Diplomatic Strategy
January 17, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Alternative perspectives on the President's strategy for Iraq
January 17, 2007 - House Armed Servces Committee
Abusive practices in Department of Defense contracting for services and inter-agency contracting
January 17, 2007 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Readiness and Management Support
Briefing: Iraq
January 17, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Marine Corps force protection equipment for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
January 16, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee, Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee
  • Subcommittee Chairman Taylor's opening statement
  • Brigadier General Randolph D. Alles, USMC,Commanding General, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL)
  • Brigadier General Michael M. Brogan, USMC, Commanding General, Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)

Iraq
January 12, 2007
  • Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense
  • General Peter Pace, USMC Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Securing America's Interests in Iraq: The Remaining Options. Alternative Plans: Troop Surge, Partition, Withdrawal,or Strengthen the Center?
January 11, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Biden's Opening Statement
  • Peter W. Galbraith, Senior Diplomatic Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Frederick W. Kagan, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, CATO Institute, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Daniel P. Serwe, Vice President, Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations and the Centers of Innovation, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC

Securing America's Interests in Iraq: The Remaining Options. The Administration's Plan for Iraq
January 11, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
The way forward in Iraq
January 11, 2007 - House Armed Services Committee
Briefing: Iraq
January 11, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Briefing: Next Steps in the Iran Crisis
January 11, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Securing America's Interests in Iraq: The Remaining Options. Where We Are: The Current Situation in Iraq
January 10, 2007 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations



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