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Chairman Ike Skelton (MO) meets with the leader of the Afghan National Army while on a Congressional delegation visit to Afghanistan.

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Chairman Skelton Commemorates 9/11
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Week of September 15 - 19, 2008   

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 – 10:00 am – 2118 RHOB

The full committee will meet to hear testimony on Considerations for an American Grand Strategy.


Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 – 1:00 pm – 2212 RHOB

The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will meet to hear testimony on Defeating the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and Other Asymmetric Threats: Today’s Efforts and Tomorrow’s Requirements.


Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 – 10:00 am – 2118 RHOB

The Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee will meet to hear testimony on Lessons for Countering al Qa’ida and the Way Ahead.


Chairman Skelton Calls on Next Administration to Address National Security Challenges


Oversight and Investigations

Subcommittee Reports on:

The Defense Travel System

Dental Readiness in the Reserve Component

Presidential Signing Statements



Chairman Skelton and Chairman Berman demand information on Status of Forces Agreement for U.S. troops in Iraq


Watch Chairman Skelton speak on the House Floor about the FY09 Defense Bill


House Armed Services Committee Passes

FY09 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5658)




Oversight and Investigations

Subcommittee Report on:

Deploying Federal Civilians


Oversight and Investigations
Subcommittee Report on:
Lessons Learned from the PRTs in Iraq and Afghanistan
HASC Roles and Missions Report
Press Release
Chairman Skelton expresses concern with two recent rules exempting contractors from oversight and accountability
Chairman Skelton calls for Three-Star headquarters in Afghanistan
Chairman Skelton urges Secretary Gates to exert strong leadership in
Roles and Missions review
Chairman Skelton asks
Army Secretary Geren to
Release Unpublicized RAND Study
Chairman Skelton and Rep. Ortiz
Letter to Sec. Gates re: Declining Military Readiness
FY08 National Defense
Authorization Act
Chairman Skelton, Reps. Taylor and Bartlett send Letter to Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen re: U.S. Navy encounter with Iranian vessels
"Continuing Challenge of Building
the Iraqi Security Forces"
Report of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

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