Resources - Hearings

This section provides a searchable database of Congressional hearings on U.S. security policy. Each link provides hearing details including committee and subcommittee, date, time, location, witnesses, and the country and region discussed.  

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:00am
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2216 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding President's authorization for the use of military force against Islamic State.  Witnesses: Mr. Ashton B. Carter Secretary of Defense General Martin E. Dempsey Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Global
Middle East and North Africa Regional
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 3:30am
Location: 
Rayburn HOB - 2212
Agenda:  The House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding FY 2015 Budget request for the U.S. Special Operations Command.  Witnesses: The Honorable Michael D. Lumpkin Assistant Secretary of Defense, Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD/SOLIC)   General Joseph L. Votel Commander U.S. Special Operations Command
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Global
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 10:00am
Location: 
Rayburn HOB - 2118
Agenda:   The House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Military Departments.   Witnesses:   The Honorable John M. McHugh Secretary of the Army   General Raymond T. Odierno, USA  Chief of Staff of the Army   The Honorable Ray Mabus Secretary of the Navy   Admiral Michelle Howard, USN ...
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Global
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 10:00am
Location: 
2216 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding defnese budget for fiscal year 2016.  Witnesses: Mr. John M. McHugh Secretary of the Army General Raymond T. Odierno, USA  Chief of Staff of the Army Mr. Ray Mabus Secretary of the Navy Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, USN Chief of Naval Operations General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., USMC Commandant of the Marine Corps Ms. Deborah Lee James Secretary of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III, USAF Chief of Staff of the Air...
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Global
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing regarding effectiveness of the U.S. foreign assistance.  Witnesses: The Honorable Alfonso E. Lenhardt Acting Administrator U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentThe Honorable Dana J. Hyde Chief...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:30am
Location: 
Room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building
Agenda To receive testimony on U.S. Northern Command and U.S Southern Command  in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2016  and the Future Years Defense Program.   Witnesses Admiral William E. Gortney, USN Commander, U.S. Northern Command And Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command   General John F. Kelly, USMC Commander, U.S. Southern Command  
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 9:30am
Location: 
Senate Dirksen 106
Witnesses   The Honorable John F. Kerry Secretary Of State U.S. Department of State Washington , DC   The Honorable Ashton B. Carter Secretary Of Defense U.S. Department of Defense Washington , DC   General Martin Dempsey Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff U.S. Department of Defense Washington , DC
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Middle East and North Africa Regional
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Location: 
2216 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding missile defense programs.  Witnesses: Mr. Brian P. McKeon Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Department of Defense Admiral Bill Gortney, USN Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command Vice Admiral James Syring, USN Director Missile Defense Agency Lieutenant General David L. Mann, USA Commander Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense
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Global
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:00am
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Senate Dirksen 419
Witnesses Panel One The Honorable Victoria Nuland Assistant Secretary Of State For European And Eurasian Affairs U.S. Department of State Washington , DC   The Honorable Brian P. McKeon Principal Deputy Under Secretary Of Defense For Policy U.S. Department of Defense Washington , DC   The Honorable Ramin Toloui Assistant Secretary For International Finance Department of Treasury Washington , DC...
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Ukraine
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Location: 
2216 Rayburn House Office Building
Agenda:   The House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program and the Fiscal Year 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...
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Global
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:30pm
Location: 
2216 Rayburn House Office Building
Agenda: House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding cyber security.   Witnesses: Admiral Michael Rogers, USN Commander, U.S. Cyber Command   Lieutenant General Edward C. Cardon, USA Commander, U.S. Army Cyber Command   Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, USN  Commander, Navy Fleet Cyber Command/ 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F)   Major General Daniel J. O'Donohue, USMC Commanding General...
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Global
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:00am
Location: 
2216 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding U.S. policy and strategy in Afghanistan post-2014. Witnesses: General John Campbell, USA Commander of Operation Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan  
Country: 
Afghanistan
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:00am
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on the situation in Ukraine.    Witnesses: The Honorable Victoria Nuland Assistant Secretary Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs U.S. Department of State
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Ukraine
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: Chairman Smith on the hearing:  “In spite of the fact that the Iranian regime continues to imprison Americans and detain many of its own citizens for simply exercising their fundamental rights, its leaders want the world to lift sanctions and simply trust them with nuclear capabilities.  At this hearing witnesses will testify about the current Iranian Government’s horrific human rights record, which includes killings, unlawful imprisonments and torture, and the refusal to respect the basic freedoms of speech, assembly and religion. As the...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:00am
Location: 
2216 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding President's Authorization for the Use of Military Force against Islamic State.  Witnesses:  General Jack Keane, USA (Ret.) Former Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army     Robert M. Chesney Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Charles I. Francis Professor in Law University of Texas    Benjamin Wittes Senior Fellow, Governance Studies Brookings...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
2200 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: A hearing  that will examine the U.S. national security implications of the President’s Cuba policy change and potential vulnerabilities to Americans as a result. Witnesses:  Mr. Chris Simmons Editor Cuba Confidential Mr. Fernando Menéndez Senior Fellow Center for a Secure Free Society José Azel, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies University of Miami The Honorable Dennis K. Hays Director The Emergence Group...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
2167 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: Chairman Duncan on the hearing: “In 1982, Cuba was designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism for providing critical support to many terrorist organizations. Today, given the links between Cuba and China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia and the close proximity to the U.S. homeland, I am deeply concerned about the U.S. national security implications of the Administration’s Cuba policy change. Cuba continues to support terrorist organizations, and it was caught red-handed proliferating weapons to North Korea as recently as last year. Cuba has also been...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 2:30pm
Location: 
2216 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515
Agenda: House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding FY 2016 Budget request for the Department of Navy.  Witnesses: The Honorable Sean J. Stackley Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)    Vice Admiral Joseph P. Mulloy Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Integration of Capabilities and Resources    Lieutenant General Kenneth Glueck, Jr. USMC Deputy Commandant for Combat Development, and Integration; and...
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Global
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:30pm
Location: 
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510-6225
Agenda: Senate Commitee on Foreign Relations hearing regarding the fight against ISIS.    Witnesses General John R. Allen (USMC, Ret.) Special Presidential Envoy For The Global Coalition To Counter ISIL U.S. Department of State Washington , DC
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Agenda Chairman Royce on the hearing: “Over the past year, the United States has been challenged by ever more crises that threaten international stability and our national security.  The U.S. must have a clear strategy that is backed by the efficient and effective use of our resources.   As we’ve seen, a foreign policy that is always reactive is a failure in leadership.  This hearing will provide Committee Members with an opportunity to press Secretary Kerry for an explanation of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy spending priorities for the next year.”...

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