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Senate Armed Services Committee: United States Special Operations Command and United States Cyber Command

On Thursday March 25, 2021 at 9:30 a.m., the Senate Committee on Armed Services will hold a hearing on the U.S. Special Operations Command and the U.S. Cyber Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal 2022 and the Future Years Defense Program.

National Security Agency (NSA)

Senators Ask Acting DoD Inspector General to Investigate Appointment of NSA General Counsel

In a letter addressed to the Department of Defense Acting Inspector General Sean O’Donnell, Sens. Mark Warner and Jack Reed have requested that the acting inspector general “investigate the process for the recent selection” of the newly selected General Counsel to the National Security Agency (NSA).

Senate Armed Services Committee

Senate Armed Services Holds Hearing on European and Transportation Commands

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing today to receive testimony on United States European Command and United States Transportation Command as part of a review of the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2021. The Committee heard from Gen. Tod Wolters, commander of European Command, and Gen. Stephen Lyons, the commander of Transportation Command.

You can watch a video stream of the hearing here.


What’s in the New NDAA

President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort Drum military base in upstate New York.

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Congressional Oversight of US Foreign Relations and National Security?

Executive power is on the rise, a familiar argument runs, and necessarily at the expense of Congressional authority. Linda L. Fowler, professor emerita in government at Dartmouth College, examines another direction of this claim with respect to US foreign policy and national security - what she describes as the decline of Congressional oversight over foreign relations. The tilt in the balance of power toward the president, that is, is not simply the executive's enlargement of its sphere, but Congress's affirmative withdrawal in key matters of foreign policy oversight.

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