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US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

...same time be willing to make combating IS their first priority, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the House Armed Services Committee on June 17."It turns out to be very hard to identify people who meet both of those criteria," Carter said...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-30/us-program-train-syrian-rebels-losing
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Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits

...skeptical of the Obama administration's strategy to address threats in the Mideast.Carter told the House Armed Services Committee that the U.S. has received only enough recruits to train about 7,000 - in addition to about 2,000 counterterrorism...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-18/iraqi-training-goal-fall-way-short-re
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Obama: Climate change a security threat

...address the issue, saying they could hurt the U.S. economy.The Republican chairmen of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, meanwhile, issued derisive retorts to Obama's address, questioning his focus on climate change when...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-21/obama-climate-change-security-threat
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My Turn: Sen. Dan Sullivan explains his views on the Iran deal and why

...2006 Senate testimony in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, claiming that the general said that he had no...in January 2015 and is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Sen. Sullivan is a former U.S. Assistant...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-23/my-turn-sen-dan-sullivan-explains-his
Opinion
Afghan soldier kills one U.S. soldier, wounds two

...U.S. Gen. John F. Campbell, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S.-led coalition continues to "implement mitigations to avoid patterns and prevent complacency...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-09/afghan-soldier-kills-one-us-soldier-w
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Obama picks Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

...in both countries and throughout the region," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He promised prompt consideration by the committee."'Fighting Joe' earned his nickname by being an unflappable...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-06/obama-picks-marine-general-joint-chie
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The power to punish and reward should not be abused

...staff were always present. Rep. Reinbold was attending many military functions as the co-chair of the Joint Armed Services Committee and these prevented her from participating in some of the finance subcommittees. Let the record show that during...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-27/power-punish-and-reward-should-not-be
Opinion
My Turn: Congress should have a say in US-Iran nuclear weapons deal

...country. They sensed what former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger recently put into words during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing: "The United States has not faced a more diverse and complex array of crises since the end of the Second...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-22/my-turn-congress-should-have-say-us-i
Opinion
Reinbold: 'I'm hoping my colleagues respect my decision'

...chairmanships, a bigger pot of money to spend, a better office and more staff. Reinbold is the co-chair of the joint Armed Services committee and vice chair of the House Education committee.She said Friday in her office that she's optimistic about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-14/reinbold-im-hoping-my-colleagues-respec
State
Reinbold booted from caucus

...R-Anchorage, getting bumped up to vice chair of the committee.Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, became Joint Armed Services committee co-chair. Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, was moved onto the committee to take LeDoux's spot.Rules...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-16/reinbold-booted-caucus
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