Hagel, Dempsey Testify Before Senate, House Budget Committees

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, talks with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, before testifying in front of the Senate Budget Committee in Washington, D.C., June 12, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, and Robert F. Hale, the Defense Department's comptroller, right, take their seats before testifying in front of the Senate Budget Committee in Washington, D.C., June 12, 2013.   DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Budget Committee in Washington, D.C., June 12, 2013.   DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies before the Senate Budget Committee in Washington, D.C., June 12, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, talks to House Budget Committee Chairman U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, right, and U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, center, before testifying before the House Budget Committee in Washington, D.C., June 12, 2013. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joined Hagel in defending the president’s request for $526.6 billion for the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2014 budget.   DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo.
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second from right, reads his opening statement as he testifies before the House Budget Committee in Washington, D.C., June 12, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reads his opening statement as he testifies before the House Budget Committee in Washington, D.C., June 12, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo