Military

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 06:52
Rapid growth in the capability and quality of guided missiles — mostly Chinese in origin — is causing the U.S. Navy to rethink the number of surface ships it needs to effectively fight a high-end war.
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 09:39

Agenda:

CLOSED hearing to receive a briefing on the major threats facing Navy forces and the Navy’s current and projected capabilities to meet those threats in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program. 

Witnesses: 

Mr. Charles P. Werchado
Deputy Director Assessment Division (OPNAV N81) Department Of The Navy
Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin, USN
Deputy Chief Of Naval Operations For Warfare Systems (OPNAV N9) Department Of The Navy
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 09:27
Agenda:
House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding the JSF Program and the FY 2016 Budget request. 
 
Witnesses:
Lt Gen Christopher C. Bogdan, USAF
Program Executive Officer
F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office
 
Secretary Sean J. Stackley
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (RDA)
 
Mr. Michael Sullivan
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 06:54
Pakistan’s parliament has dealt a blow to Saudi hopes of defeating Yemen’s Houthi rebels, with MPs voting overwhelmingly for the country to remain out of the conflict. Friday’s vote, which came as tensions continued to rise between Riyadh and Tehran over the conflict in Yemen, will make it extremely hard for the prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, to offer anything more than symbolic help.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 06:49
Since 2002, Congress has set aside $104 billion specifically to rebuild Afghanistan. Of that, $66 billion went to the Pentagon. Recently, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction asked the military to account for all that spending. It couldn’t. According to a new report from SIGAR, the Pentagon only knows how it spent a third of its reconstruction budget.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 06:40
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who slipped away from his patrol base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held in captivity for five years, has been charged with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy, Army officials said Wednesday, setting the stage for emotionally charged court proceedings in coming months.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 07:58

Agenda: 

To receive testimony on U.S. Central Command, U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Special Operations Command programs and budget in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Witnesses: 

General Lloyd J. Austin, USA
Commander, U.S. Central Command
General David M. Rodriguez, USA
Commander, U. S. Africa Command
General Joseph L Votel, USA
Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 07:54

Agenda:

To receive testimony on the current state of readiness of U.S. forces in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Witnesses:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 07:02
The Obama administration wants $534 billion for DoD's base budget in 2016 — $36 billion more than spending caps allow, plus another $51 billion for the overseas contingency operations account.
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 06:40
In the eyes of American officials, Mr. Ghani has also proved willing to take on the role of wartime leader, unlike Mr. Karzai, who sought to limit raids and airstrikes by foreign forces, and even by the Afghan Army. That difference underscores what American officials say is the main purpose of Mr. Ghani’s visit: to establish a new and productive relationship between the governments of the two countries after more than a decade of fitful ties.

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