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Secretary of Defense Testimonies

Testimonies are official statements of the Department of Defense. The last 30 Testimonies issued are listed below.

09/10/2013:   Statement on Syria before the House Armed Services Committee
09/03/2013:   Statement on Syria before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
06/11/2013:   Opening Summary -- SAC-D (Budget Request)
04/17/2013:   Statement on Syria before the Senate Armed Services Committee
04/16/2013:   Opening Summary -- HAC-D (Budget Request)
02/07/2013:   Statement on the Attacks on the US Facilities in Benghazi, Libya before the Senate Armed Services Committee
07/25/2012:   Submitted Statement on DOD-VA Collaboration before the House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committees
07/25/2012:   Spoken Statement on DOD-VA Collaboration before the House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committees
05/23/2012:   Spoken Statement on Law of the Sea Convention before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
04/19/2012:   Statement on Syria before the House Armed Services Committee
03/07/2012:   Statement on Syria before the Senate Armed Services Committee
02/28/2012:   Opening Summary -- Senate Budget Committee (Budget Request)
02/28/2012:   Submitted Statement -- Senate Budget Committee (Budget Request)
02/14/2012:   Submitted Statement -- Senate Armed Services Committee (Budget Request)
10/13/2011:   Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee
03/31/2011:   Statement on Libya -- House Armed Services Committee
03/02/2011:   Opening Summary -- House Appropriations Committee - Defense (Budget Request)
02/16/2011:   Opening Summary -- House Armed Services Committee (Budget Request)
12/02/2010:   Senate Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
06/17/2010:   Senate Armed Services Committee - New START Treaty
06/16/2010:   Senate Appropriations Committee - Defense Opening Statement
12/03/2009:   Statement on Afghanistan to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
12/02/2009:   Statement on Afghanistan to the Senate Armed Services Committee
05/13/2009:   Submitted Statement on the FY 2010 Budget to the House Armed Services Committee
05/13/2009:   Opening Statement on the FY 2010 Budget to the House Armed Services Committee
04/30/2009:   Opening Statement on the FY 2009 Supplemental Request to the Senate Appropriations Committee
04/06/2009:   Defense Budget Recommendation Statement (Arlington, VA)
01/27/2009:   Opening Statement on DoD Challenges to the Senate Armed Services Committee
01/27/2009:   Submitted Statement on DoD Challenges to the Senate Armed Services Committee
09/23/2008:   Opening Statement on the Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan to the Senate Armed Services Committee

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos, foreground, at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, foreground, during a meeting at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. military assigned to duty in Canada during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs the guestbook of Canadian Air Force Gen. Thomas J. Lawson, chief of Canada's defense staff, during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to land in a field to extract U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers during Operation Cyclone in Passau village in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 11, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team 11, and the Georgian soldiers are assigned to Bravo Company, 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal
  • Operators aboard the Ocean Shield, an Australian navy ship, move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle into position to deploy it in the Indian Ocean, April 14, 2014. Using side-scan sonar, the Bluefin will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters, or about 2.5 to 2.8 miles, and about 115 feet above the ocean floor. Joint Task Force 658 is supporting Operation Southern Indian Ocean, searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Peter D. Blair
  • The USNS Cesar Chavez conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Australian frigate HMAS Toowomba in the Indian Ocean, April 12, 2014. The Ceasar Chavez is supporting the international effort to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
 U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Rollin J. Bellfi
  • U.S. Marines prepare to demonstrate how to fire their weapons to Australian soldiers after hiking on Robertson Barracks in Northern Territory, Australia, April 15, 2014, to acclimate the to the area's humidity. The Marines are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Gulliver
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