Department of Defense Appropriations for 2011, Part 3, Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, March 24, 2010   [open pdf - 5MB]

This hearing includes testimonies on the Department of Defense Budget Overview for Fiscal Year 2011, Army and Marine Corps Ground Equipment, National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Readiness, and the National Capital Region. From the opening statement of Norman D. Dicks: "Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines are performing very well in Iraq, Afghanistan, and in many other hot spots around the globe. In typical United States Armed Forces fashion, despite the conditions they operate under, we hear very few complaints from these exceptional personnel. However, the members of this committee are very concerned about providing the resources and equipment that these men and women require to continue to defend our great Nation. As the elected representatives of the citizens of the Nation, we owe it to our fellow citizens to ensure that our fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters are properly outfitted and cared for as they carry out their orders willingly and without question." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Norman D. Dicks, Robert Gates, Michael Mullen, and Robert Hale.

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