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Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., escorts Secretary of Defense nominee James Mattis to the hearing room for his confirmation hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call). Shawn Zeller · @shawnzeller · John M. Donnelly.
Heinrich serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is currently in the middle of its own investigation into Russian meddling in the election, and on the Senate Armed Services Committee, which oversees the military. A transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for length and clarity, follows.

Fayetteville is on the front lines of the nation's opioid epidemic. But Sen. Thom Tillis believes the community's mix of civilians, veterans and active duty military is also key to finding a solution. Tillis, chair of the personnel subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, hosted a special roundtable ...
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., applauded Trump for the airstrikes. The message Iran and Russia, he said, is that they cannot protect the Syrian regime. “To succeed in the long run, we need a comprehensive strategy for Syria and the entire region,” McCain said in a ...
Terrence O'Shaughnessy, the pick for U.S. Northern Command, both will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee just a week after being named. If confirmed by the full Senate, the two officers will be in charge of combatant commands with geographic boundaries that cover about half of the ...
John McCain, R-Ariz., who chairs the senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement. "The president needs to lay out our goals, not just with regard to ISIS, but also the ongoing conflict in Syria and malign Russian and Iranian influence in the region. Airstrikes disconnected from a broader strategy ...

Four of the top Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate Armed Services Committee are skeptical of the Pentagon's findings, especially after the issue was studied by the RAND Corporation and the New England Journal of Medicine. DoD also had plans and policies in place for a year and a half ...
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Dan Coats, the director of U.S. national intelligence, offered a less optimistic forecast when he testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. “We assess the overall security picture will … modestly deteriorate in the coming year and Kabul will continue to bear the brunt of the Taliban-led ...
Scaparrotti, who testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Russia is posing challenges in several regions. Areas of intense focus for the U.S. and NATO in recent years include the Baltics and Poland, where NATO has deployed more forces in its largest reinforcement since the end of the ...

WASHINGTON — The Senate Armed Services Committee's top Democrat, Jack Reed, said Thursday the Pentagon must find ways to economize even though it did not ask for a new round of base closures in its $686 billion budget request for fiscal 2019. “You can't operate at this level and not find savings, ...
Russia hasn't been sufficiently penalized for its meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, and that has emboldened Moscow to continue interfering in American elections, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. “They haven't ...
The Senate Armed Services Committee unanimously approved President Trump · Donald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA ...
We just don't know how much and when and where," Coats told the Senate Armed Services Committee. "We have not seen evidence of a robust effort yet on the part of Russia, but we know their malign activities continue to exist," he said. The question of Russian interference has overshadowed Trump's ...
The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. on "Worldwide Threats." The committee will hear testimony from Daniel Coats, director of national intelligence, and Lieut. Gen. Robert Ashely, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Watch the hearing live: ...
These are dangerous times, and the threat of war is greater now than at any time since the end of the Cold War, the director of national intelligence told the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley Jr., testify before. Director of National ...


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