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I offer my deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the five American soldiers who were killed at Camp Victory today. The loss of a single American soldier is a great tragedy, making today's horrible incident all the … Continue reading

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On Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee will consider the 2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the pandemic flu. Speaker Pelosi on the draft legislation: Chairman Obey and the Members of the House Appropriations Committee are to be … Continue reading

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President Obama's announcement of a withdrawal schedule for US combat troops in Iraq is good news because it signals that the war is coming to an end. I join the President in commending our troops for the patriotism, courage, and … Continue reading

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The 110th Congress pledged to put our troops and veterans first: restoring GI Bill veterans education benefits, improving veterans' health care, rebuilding our military, and strengthening other benefits for our troops and military families. See what the 110th Congress has … Continue reading

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Oversight Committee Chairman Waxman wrote to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates today regarding internal Defense Department documents that assert that the International Oil Trading Company (IOTC) charged prices that were not “fair and reasonable” to deliver fuel through Jordan to … Continue reading

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The Armed Services Committee is currently holding a hearing on Security and Stability in Afghanistan and Iraq: Developments in U.S. Strategy and Operations and the Way Ahead. Witnesses: The Honorable Robert M. Gates Secretary of Defense Department of Defense Admiral … Continue reading

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This morning, President Bush announced his plan on force levels in Iraq. The AP reports: No reduction of forces in Iraq this year WASHINGTON — President Bush will keep roughly the same number of U.S. forces in Iraq through the … Continue reading

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The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Deficient Electrical Systems at U.S. Facilities in Iraq.” The hearing will examine electrical problems leading to the injuries and deaths of military personnel and the Department of Defense's management and oversight of … Continue reading

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The Armed Services Committee is currently holding a hearing, “On the Comptroller General's progress report on Iraq.” Witnesses are Gene Dodaro, Acting Comptroller General of the United States, and Joseph Christoff, Director of International Affairs and Trade for the Government … Continue reading

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President Bush has long maintained that the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq should be governed by the situation in Iraq. It is now clear that the situation in Iraq is that Prime Minister al-Maliki and other Iraqi leaders want … Continue reading

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