Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2011, Hearings Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session on S. 3454, April 13 and 15, 2010 [open pdf - 871KB]
Alternate Title: Part 4: Airland
This is the official document from part four of the hearings on Senate bill 3454, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. The purpose of these hearings was "to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2011 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes." From the opening statement of Joseph I. Lieberman: "At each of these hearings, I always believe it's important to pause for a moment to acknowledge the service, heroism, and professionalism of the American military; the people who fight our Nation's wars, and do so with such extraordinary valor and effectiveness. For decades, they have fought with the knowledge that American airmen and aviators control the skies wherever our country sends them. That confidence is, of course, based on the quality of our fighter aircraft, as well, most importantly, as the skill of the men and women who fly those aircraft. So, it's in that context that we convene this session of the Airland Subcommittee to discuss our Nation's military tactical aircraft (TACAIR) programs. Every year, we have a responsibility to balance competing demands for resources to support our military. The decisions we make in the face of these demands will help to determine whether future generations of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines will also know that their brothers and sisters in arms control the skies." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David Architzel, George J. Trautman III, David L. Philman, Mark D. Shackelford, Johnny A. Weida, Robert P. Lennox, William N. Phillips, Michael J. Sullivan, David W. Duma.
S. Hrg. 111-701, Pt. 4; Senate Hearing 111-701, Part 4
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