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Defense bill gives Obama rare Guantanamo victory

...House approved the measure last Thursday.Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said the compromise could...compromise as the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he'll continue to fight to keep Guantanamo...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-12-19/defense-bill-gives-obama-rare-guantanamo-vict
Senate women unite in fighting sexual assault

...effort to address the long-neglected issue.First-term Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Tuesday it was an issue "that the women of the Senate have really, I think, driven," not necessarily...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-11-20/senate-women-unite-fighting-sex
Obama: No tolerance for sexual assault

...D-Mich., told Air Force officials at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday that "while under our...the Air Force's chief of staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he and Air Force Secretary Michael Donley...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-05-08/obama-no-tolerance-sexual-assau
Congress rethinks 9/11 law on military force

...Michael Sheehan, assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that for the war against al-Qaida, the Taliban and other terrorist groups, the 2001 Authorization for...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-05-17/congress-rethinks-911-law-military-fo
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Alaska editorial: Eielson progress

...Mark Begich, D-Alaska and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, secured language earlier in the year that...with the Air Force's plans nationwide, the Senate Armed Services Committee version of the bill proposes a National Commission...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-12-17/alaska-editorial-eielson-progress
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Military looks to place quick forces after Libya

...of arriving on the scene within minutes to every possible contingency around the world," Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee.That failed to placate Republicans on the panel. In one fierce exchange, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-02-08/military-looks-place-quick-forces-aft
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US general sought larger US force in Afghanistan

...S. total, which would be roughly 6,500."We have to send a message of commitment," Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee.U.S. and NATO leaders said last month that they may keep between 8,000 and 12,000 troops in Afghanistan...

http://juneauempire.com/lolita-c-baldor/2013-03-06/us-general-sought-larger-us-f
Bill targets former military weapons

...House-Senate conference committee. News-Miner calls to the office of Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, were not returned. Levin, a Michigan Democrat, submitted the final version of the bill, which passed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102801/sta_militarybill.shtml
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This Day in History

...patients was sentenced to 30 years in prison. In 2006, Robert Gates won speedy and unanimous approval from the Senate Armed Services Committee to be secretary of defense. New York became the first city in the nation to ban artery-clogging trans fats...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120507/sta_20071205020.shtml
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Losing the war is winning

...David Petraeus, some leading Democrats are acknowledging that the surge of American troops is succeeding. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., who recently returned from Iraq with Sen. John Warner, R-Va., says...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082307/opi_20070823008.shtml
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