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Impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle East, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 29, 2015   [open pdf - 775KB]

This is a compilation of the July 29, 2015 hearing entitled "Impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle East," held before the Senate Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of committee chairman John McCain: "The Committee meets today to begin a series of oversight hearings on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which the United States and other major powers have signed with Iran. […] This hearing is part of a broader oversight effort of the Iran agreement that numerous committees of jurisdiction are conducting. Most of those hearings are focused on the precise details of the agreement, and those details are vital. However, our focus here today is on the strategic and military implications of the agreement, as befits the role of this committee. What we want to know, among other things, is how this agreement will affect regional security, proliferation, and the balance of power in the Middle East; what impact it may have on Iran's malign activities and hegemonic ambitions in the region; what it means for perceptions of American credibility and resolve among our allies and partners; and what the consequences are for U.S. defense policy, military planning, and force posture." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Kerry, Ash Carter, and Ernest Moniz.

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