Hearing to Receive Testimony on U.S. European Command, U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Southern Command in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2014 and the Future Years Defense Program: Hearing Before the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, March 19, 2013 [open pdf - 5MB]
This testimony compilation is from the March 19, 2013 hearing, "Hearing to Receive Testimony on U.S. European Command, U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Southern Command in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2014 and the Future Years Defense Program," before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of Carl Levin: "This morning the committee continues its review of the missions and operational requirements of our combatant commanders in preparation for consideration of the fiscal year 2014 national defense budget request. We welcome Admiral James Stavridis, Commander, U.S. European Command, and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; General Charles Jacoby, Jr., Commander, U.S. Northern Command, and Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD; and General John Kelly, Commander, U.S. Southern Command. […] The witnesses before us represent the United States' commitment to defend the homeland, to help our neighbors, and to come to the collective defense of our close allies in Europe. Yet our ability to meet these commitments has been put at risk by the arbitrary budget cuts called sequestration, resulting from the budget impasse here in Washington." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Carl Levin, James G. Stavridis, Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., and John F. Kelly.
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