Evaluating DOD Investments: Case Studies in Afghanistan Initiatives and U.S. Weapon Sustainment, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 15, 2016 [open pdf - 124KB]
This testimony compilation is from the April 15, 2016, hearing, " Evaluating DOD Investments: Case Studies in Afghanistan Initiatives and U.S. Weapon Sustainment" before the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of Vicky Hartzler: "Overseeing the investment of tax payer dollars is extremely important. It is one of the core responsibilities we assume as representatives of the people. […] In the years since September 11, 2001, the Department of Defense has been in a fight against emboldened terrorists. Congress met the increased national security demands by significantly enhancing the department's base budget and the overseas contingency operations fund to address new threats and meet new requirements. Since 2010, Congress has slashed defense by 1.3 trillion dollars however and today we are seeing significant impact based on those decisions." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Charlie Lilli, John Sopko, and Jacqueline L. Wicecarver.
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