Senate Armed Services Committee
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian leaves a US Senate Armed Services Committee informal meeting on 'the US-France transatlantic partnership; US-French cooperation in Mali and elsewhere; the upcoming French White Paper on defense and security strategy; and other bilateral issues' on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC on May 17, 2013.
The women on the Senate Armed Services Committee, including some of the Republican women, have really been up in arms on this
Tragically, the depth of the sexual assault problem in our military was already overwhelmingly clear before this latest highly disturbing report ... The Senate Armed Services Committee is considering a number of measures, including changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, to address sexual assault and related issues in the military, and will act on them during our consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act next month.
Without having [Gillibrand] there and without having five Democratic women on the Senate Armed Services Committee, we might not be having this conversation ... The leadership of Sen. Gillibrand and the women she serves alongside is a perfect example of why we need more women in Congress.More quotes »
BNL, Stony Brook eye military battery work
Defense is lacking," said Sen. Charles Schumer , who with fellow Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand , is pushing the Senate Committee on Armed Services to support the proposal.The lab and university issued a joint statement that they look forward to exploring Read more »
Jeffrey: Should the United States intervene in Syria?
warning. And the administration appears to be reconsidering its previous hesitancy.During a recent hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee , Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the United States would be sending some 200 troops to Jordan from Read more »
General: No rush to set post-2014 US force size
said Tuesday.In his first congressional testimony since taking over in February, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. should make an assessment in November, at the customary end of the fighting season."My strongest Read more »
McFeatters: Chuck Hagel now likely to be confirmed, rightly
confirmed, the voters can be forgiven for asking, "What was that all about?"True, Hagel's appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee was alarmingly underwhelming, but the substantive objections to his nomination were largely beside the point. He Read more »
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Tea party vs. old guard in Senate GOP rift
- In this Feb. 7, 2013, file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, questions Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The committee's ranking Republican 5/23/13 from KIRO Read more »
Senator: Assaults let military culture continue
these incidents and send a clear message that this criminal behavior is unacceptable.’’ Gillibrand, who is on the Senate Armed Services Committee, is pushing for a system in which sexual assault is reported outside the chain of command, directly to a military 5/23/13 from Boston.com Read more »
Obama Talks Drones, Gitmo in Speech
which Congress passed shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Defense Department officials argued during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing last week that the 2001 law might be necessary for another 10 to 20 years and could be used to send troops 5/23/13 from AOL Small Business Read more »
Another Memorial Day in This Endless War
War Posted on May 22, 2013 By Amy Goodman In a remarkable but little-noticed oversight hearing last week, the Senate Armed Services Committee looked at “The Law of Armed Conflict, the Use of Military Force, and the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.” from Truth Dig Read more »
Green Shadow Cabinet: Obama’s misuse of AUMF is unconstitutional, unconscionable
Use of Military Force (2001 AUMF): This past Thursday, Obama administration officials testifying before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee verified what had been unspoken up until now: that the executive branch intends to continue waging war indefinitely, from Independent Political Report Read more »