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Deputy Secretary of Defense (designate) William P. Clements, left, talks with Senator John C. Stennis, Democrat, Mississippi., chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, prior to his nomination hearing at the US Capitol

Secretary of Defense (designate) Elliot L. Richardson, right, talks with Sen. John C. Stennis, D-Miss., chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, prior to his nomination hearing at the U.S. Capitol

Members of the House Armed Services Committee attend a meeting aboard the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS VIRGINIA (CGN 38). The committee members are on a fact-finding visit to evaluate US military involvement in Lebanon

Retiring Senator John Tower, Texas, Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee, receives awards from etary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger, etary of the Services, John O. Marsh Jr., USA; John F. Lehman, USN, Verne Orr, USAF and MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer, Navy, William H. Plackett assisted by Sergeant Major, Marine Command CHIEF MASTER Sergeant William B. Tapp Jr. Also in attendance were Defense etary William H. Taft IV, Joint Chiefs of STAFF; General John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman, General John A. Wickham Jr., USA, Admiral James D. Watkins, USN, General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF and General Paul X. Kelly, USMC; Major General Colin L. Powell, USA, Military Assistant to the...

Retiring Senator John Tower, Texas, Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee, receives awards from etary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger, etary of the Services, John O. Marsh Jr., USA; John F. Lehman, USN, Verne Orr, USAF and MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer, Navy, William H. Plackett assisted by Sergeant Major, Marine Command CHIEF MASTER Sergeant William B. Tapp Jr. Also in attendance were Defense etary William H. Taft IV, Joint Chiefs of STAFF; General John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman, General John A. Wickham Jr., USA, Admiral James D. Watkins, USN, General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF and General Paul X. Kelly, USMC; Major General Colin L. Powell, USA, Military Assistant to the...

Retiring Senator John Tower, Texas, Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee, receives awards from etary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger, etary of the Services, John O. Marsh Jr., USA; John F. Lehman, USN, Verne Orr, USAF and MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer, Navy, William H. Plackett assisted by Sergeant Major, Marine Command CHIEF MASTER Sergeant William B. Tapp Jr. Also in attendance were Defense etary William H. Taft IV, Joint Chiefs of STAFF; General John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman, General John A. Wickham Jr., USA, Admiral James D. Watkins, USN, General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF and General Paul X. Kelly, USMC; Major General Colin L. Powell, USA, Military Assistant to the...

Rep. Beverly Byron, D-Maryland, and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, speaks during the christening of the guided missile cruiser USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52)

Senator Edward Kennedy, (D-Mass), representative of the Armed Services Committee, sits in the cockpit aboard an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from strike-fighter Squadron 125 (VA-125)

Marine Corps Air Facility....Congresswoman Beverly B. Byron of Maryland, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, pauses on the top step of an access ladder before climbing into the back seat of a Marine Corps TAV-8B Harrier aircraft for a demonstration flight

Arnold Punaro, staff director for the Senate Armed Services Committee, stands on the ice north of the Arctic Circle. Punaro is a member of an official party visiting the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS PARGO (SSN 650).

Guests aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS PARGO (SSN 650) take part in a "blue-nose" ceremony to mark their first trip above the Arctic Circle. They are, from left: RADM Millard S. Firebaugh, SSN-21 (Seawolf) direct reporting program manager; CAPT Dorothy A. Prose, executive assistant to the undersecretary of the Navy; Robert McCormack, assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management; Robert Schafer, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) staff member; and Wade Heck, (HASC) staff member.

Guests aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS PARGO (SSN 650) take part in a "blue-nose" ceremony to mark their first trip above the Arctic Circle. They are, from left: CAPT Dorothy A. Prose, executive assistant to the undersecretary of the Navy; Robert McCormack, assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management; Robert Schafer, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) staff member; and Wade Heck, HASC staff member.

Robert McCormack, front left, assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management; Robert Schafer, center, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) staff member; and HASC staff member Wade Heck take part in a "blue-nose" ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS PARGO (SSN 650) to mark their first trip above the Arctic Circle.

Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney and General (GEN) Colin Powell testify before House Armed Services Committee regarding FY-93 Defense Budget

Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney and General (GEN) Colin Powell testify before House Armed Services Committee regarding FY-93 Defense Budget

United States Ambassador to Albania, Marisa R. Lino talks with Senator and Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee, Ted Stevens, during their tour of the Rinas base camp, in Tirana, Albania. This mission is in direction support of Operation Sustain Hope

The Joint Chiefs of STAFF led by the Chairman, United States Army (USA) General (GEN) Hugh Shelton (center), testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee. USA GEN Eric Shinseki, USA CHIEF of STAFF; Admiral (ADM) Vern Clark, CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO); Chairman Shelton; GEN James Jones, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force (USAF) CHIEF of STAFF General Michael Ryan

Gordon R. England, nominee for Secretary of the Navy, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) at his nomination hearings on Capital Hill

Georgia Congressman Saxby Chambliss addresses Georgia Air National Guardsmen and women from the 116th Bomb Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. The congressman was answering questions about the recent Department of Defense decision to cut the unit's flying money as of October 1, effectively de-activating the B-1 Lancer Bomber in the Air Guard Unit. The Congressman, a member of the Armed Services Committee, said he was suprised and shocked by the decision

Senator Carl Levin, D-MI, (right) and Senator John Warner, R-VA, former Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, serve Thanksgiving dinner to military members deployed to a forward operating location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) James G. Roche, along with the other service secretaries, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during fiscal year 2003 (FY03) Department of Defense (DoD) Authorization hearings, Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2002. "We have set a goal as we look at the future to try to return to the era of General (GEN) Henry Hap Arnold and the Army Air Corp (AAC) supporting GEN George S. Patton during the breakout at Normandy," said Roche. He added, "The Air Force is continuing to focus on transformation to meet the demands and threats of the 21st century. Our future successes hinge on our ability to recruit and retain highly qualified airmen, and to...

Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) James G. Roche (left), speaks with Senator James M. Inhofe (R-OK) (right) prior to testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee during fiscal year 2003 (FY03) Department of Defense (DoD) Authorization hearings, Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2002. Secretary of the Army Thomas E. White (center) listens to the exchange

US Air Force (USAF) personnel listen as the Air Force CHIEF of STAFF, (not shown) presents the fiscal year 2004 Air Force Posture Statement, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

US Senator The Honorable Carl Levin (D-MI), shakes hand with US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) John P. Jumper, Air Force CHIEF of STAFF, before the beginning of the 2004 fiscal year Air Force Posture Statement, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) John P. Jumper (left), Air Force CHIEF of STAFF, presents the fiscal year 2004 Air Force Posture Statement, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) John P. Jumper (left), Air Force CHIEF of STAFF, speaks with US Senator The Honorable Elizabeth Dole (R-NC), before presenting the 2004 fiscal year Air Force Posture Statement, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

US Senator The Honorable John Warner (R-VA), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, speaks during the 2004 fiscal year Air Force Posture Statement, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Honorable Hansford T. Johnson, Acting Secretary of the Navy and Gen. Michael W. Hagee, Commandant of the Marine Corps appear before the House Armed Services Committee.

The Honorable Hansford T. Johnson, Acting Secretary of the Navy gives answers to questions by the House Armed Services Committee concerning the 2004 fiscal year National Defense Authorization budget request.

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 26, 2003) -- Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) listens during questioning by the House Armed Services Committee concerning the 2004 fiscal year National Defense Authorization budget request.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Honorable Hansford T. Johnson, Acting Secretary of the Navy and Gen. Michael W. Hagee, Commandant of the Marine Corps appear before the House Armed Services Committee.

Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF), The Honorable Dr. James G. Roche, (left) introduces US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Alan T. Yoshida (standing) to members of the House Armed Services Committee, during the fiscal year 2004 Air Force budget request on Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia. SSGT Yoshida, a Combat Control Craftsman with the Air Force Special Operations Command, was wounded in Afghanistan, and was named one of the 12 outstanding Air Force Airmen in 2002. Seated foreground right is USAF General (GEN) John P. Jumper, Air Force CHIEF of STAFF

Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF), The Honorable Dr. James G. Roche, speaks during the fiscal year 2004 Air Force budget requests to members of the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF), The Honorable Dr. James G. Roche, speaks during the fiscal year 2004 Air Force budget requests to members of the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

Secretary of the US Air Force (USAF) Dr. James G. Roche, answers questions concerning allegations of misconduct at the US Air Force (USAF) Academy, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services committee on Capitol Hill

Secretary of the US Army (USA) Thomas E. White, answers questions during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services committee on Capitol Hill, related to the posture of the USA

Secretary of the US Air Force (USAF) Dr. James G. Roche, answers questions concerning allegations of misconduct at the US Air Force (USAF) Academy, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services committee on Capitol Hill

Secretary of the US Army (USA) Thomas E. White, answers questions during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services committee on Capitol Hill, related to the posture of the USA

Secretary of the US Air Force (USAF) Dr. James G. Roche, answers questions concerning allegations of misconduct at the US Air Force (USAF) Academy, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services committee on Capitol Hill

US Senator Wayne Allard, Republican from Colorado, questions Secretary of the Air Force the Honorable Dr. James G. Roche, about the allegations of misconduct at the US Air Force (USAF) Academy during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services committee on Capitol Hill

The Secretary of the Air Force, the Honorable Dr. James G. Roche, left, talks with US Senator James M. Inhofe, Republican from Oklahoma and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, prior to a hearing of the committee on Capitol Hill, on the posture of their respective services

The Secretary of the Air Force, the Honorable Dr. James G. Roche, left, talks with US Senator John Warner, Republican of Virginia and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, prior to a hearing of the committee on Capitol Hill, on the posture of their respective services

On Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia, US Senator John Warner, Republican of Virginia and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, at a hearing of the committee on the posture of respective services

Senator John W. Warner, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee is interviewed on live television by Tony Snow of Fox News Network

Chairman, Armed Services Committee and Former Secretary of the Navy, Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) passes through the rainbow side boys

US Senator The Honorable John W. Warner (R-Virginia), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, meets with one of his constituents, US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jimmy Ford, a Door GUNNER with the 56th Rescue Squadron (RQS), 398th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), upon Senator Warners arrival at Freetown International Airport in Lungi, Sierra Leone, during Joint Task Force (JTF) Liberia

U.S. Senator John Warner (R-Va.), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, pauses to look at photos taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 as part of a tour of USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

U.S. Senator John Warner (R-Va.), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, addresses Sailors and Marines in the hangar bay aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

U.S. Senator John Warner (R-Va.) Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, addresses Sailors and Marines aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

U.S. Senator John Warner (R-Va.), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, pauses to greet Senior Chief Machinist Mate James Duke, middle, and Lt. j.g. Cullen Brokaw during a tour aboard USS Iwo Jima

Secretary Martinez with Ron Phillips

Secretary Martinez with Ron Phillips

Secretary Martinez with Ron Phillips

Secretary Martinez with Ron Phillips

Secretary Martinez with Ron Phillips

Left to right, Vice CHIEF of Naval Operations (VCNO), US Navy (USN) Admiral (ADM) Michael G. Mullen, US Air Force (USAF) Vice CHIEF of STAFF (VCS), General (GEN) T. Michael Moseley, Marine Corps Assistant Commandant (MCAC), US Marine Corps (USMC) General (GEN) William L. Nyland and Army Deputy CHIEF of STAFF (DCS), US Army (USA) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Richard R. Cody listen to opening statements from personnel with the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), Subcommittee On Readiness, during testimony on Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

Vice CHIEF of Naval Operations (VCNO), US Navy (USN) Admiral (ADM) Michael G. Mullen, answers questions from personnel with the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), Subcommittee On Readiness, during testimony on Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

US Congressman the honorable Kurt Weldon, Republican for Pennslyvania (PA), Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, talks with US Army (USA) Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL) Alfonso Franqui of the 1ST Armored Division, during a Congressional visit to the Bob Hope Dining Facility, Baghdad International Airport (BIA), Iraq (IRQ), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Congresswoman the honorable Candice S. Miller, right, Republican for Michigan (MI), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, talks with US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Nicolas Luchenbill, left, with the 141st Signal Battalion (SB), Company B and SPECIALIST (SPC) Luigi Magnanti, A Company, 1-13 Armored Regiment over dinner at the Bob Hope Dining Facility, at Baghdad International Airport (BIA), Iraq (IRQ), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), gives testimony to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), gives testimony to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), gives testimony to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The top ranking leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces prepare to give testimony to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Senators John McCain, John Warner, Carl Levin, Joseph Lieberman, and other members of the Senate Armed Services Committee listen to testimony.

The Navy and Marine Corps top leaders prepare to give testimony to members of the House Armed Services Committee.

The Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) gives testimony to members of the House Armed Services Committee.

The Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) gives testimony to members of the House Armed Services Committee.

The Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) gives testimony to members of the House Armed Services Committee.

The Navy and Marine Corps top leadership listen to questions by members of the House Armed Services Committee.

On Capital Hill, Washington District of Columbia (DC), the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (ASC) and Senator from Virginia (VA) John Warner asks a question about the Department of Defense (DoD) 2002 Sexual Harassment Survey. The sub-committee is holding a hearing about the policies and programs for preventing and responding to incidents of sexual assaults in the military

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) John Jumper, CHIEF of STAFF of the Air Force (CSAF) testifies before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) hearing on Air Force Posture for the 2005 Department of Defense (DoD) budget

Secretary of the Air Force (SAF) the honorable James Roche, testifies before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) hearing on Air Force Posture for the 2005 Department of Defense (DoD) budget

Vice Admiral (VADM) Michael L. Cowan, US Navy (USN) Surgeon General, answers questions about the state of medical care in the USN, during a hearing of the House Armed services Committee (HASC), Subcommittee on Total Forces, Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

Lieutenant General (LGEN) George Peach Taylor, Jr., US Air Force (USAF) Surgeon General, answers questions about the state of medical care in the USAF, during a hearing of the House Armed services Committee (HASC), Subcommittee on Total Forces, Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

Lieutenant General (LGEN) James B. Peake, Surgeon General, US Army (USA) answers questions about the state of medical care in the USA, during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), Subcommittee on Total Forces, Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) answers questions by members of the Senate Armed Services Committee as he shares the witness table alongside the Honorable William H. Taft, Legal Advisor to the Department of State.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) listens to questions by members of the Senate Armed Services Committee as he shares the witness table alongside the Honorable William H. Taft, Legal Advisor to the Department of State.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is questioned before the Senate Armed Services Committee during confirmation hearings. Adm. Clark is confirmed for an additional two years as CNO.

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, answers questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Global Posture Review of U.S. Military Forces stationed overseas, at the Hart Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., on Sept. 23, 2004. (DoD photo by MASTER SGT. James M. Bowman) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, answers questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Global Posture Review of U.S. Military Forces stationed overseas, at the Hart Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., on Sept. 23, 2004. (DoD photo by MASTER SGT. James M. Bowman) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (center), U.S. Secretary of Defense, answers a question from the Senate Armed Services Committee at the Hart Senate Office Building. Secretary Rumsfeld is giving testimony on the Global Posture Review of the United es military forces stationed overseas. At the table with Secretary Rumsfeld are: U.S. Marine Corps GEN. James L. Jones Jr. (left), Commander United es European Command; U.S. Air Force GEN. Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint CHIEF of STAFF; U.S. Navy Admiral Thomas B. Fargo, Commander, United es Pacific Command; and U.S. Army GEN. Leon J. LaPorte (right), Commander, United Nations Command, Commander, Republic of Korea-United...

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (center), U.S. Secretary of Defense, answers a question from the Senate Armed Services Committee at the Hart Senate Office Building. Secretary Rumsfeld is giving testimony on the Global Posture Review of the United es military forces stationed overseas. At the table with Secretary Rumsfeld are: U.S. Marine Corps GEN. James L. Jones Jr. (left), Commander United es European Command; U.S. Air Force GEN. Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint CHIEF of STAFF; U.S. Navy Admiral Thomas B. Fargo, Commander, United es Pacific Command; and U.S. Army GEN. Leon J. LaPorte (right), Commander, United Nations Command, Commander, Republic of Korea-United...

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (center-foreground), U.S. Secretary of Defense, answers questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Global Posture Review of U.S. Military Forces stationed overseas, at the Hart Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., on Sept. 23, 2004. (DoD photo by MASTER SGT. James M. Bowman) (Released)

Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, presents Commanding Officer, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Capt. James A. Symonds, with a photograph album.

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Vern Clark listens to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee as he testifies with other service chiefs during the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Vern Clark answers questions from members of the Senate Armed Services Committee as he testifies during the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Michael W. Hagee answers questions from members of the Senate Armed Services Committee as he testifies during posture hearings for the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.

Members of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, (from right-to-left), U.S. Air Force CHIEF of STAFF, GEN. John P. Jumper, Marine Corps Commandant GEN. Michael W. Hagee, CHIEF of Naval Operations Adm. Vernon E. Clark and U.S. Army CHIEF of STAFF GEN. Peter J. Schoomaker, attend a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at the Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2005. Chaired by Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), the committee heard testimony from each of the armed services chiefs of staff on the fiscal year 2006 Defense Authorization Request and the Future Years Defense Program. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by MASTER SGT. Jim Varhegyi) (Released)

Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, from left, Senators John Warner (R-VA), John McCain (R-AZ) and James Inhofe question top ranking leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Members of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, (from right-to-left), U.S. Air Force CHIEF of STAFF, GEN. John P. Jumper, Marine Corps Commandant GEN. Michael W. Hagee, CHIEF of Naval Operations Adm. Vernon E. Clark and U.S. Army CHIEF of STAFF GEN. Peter J. Schoomaker, listen to a question from Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) (bottom left) during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2005. Chaired by Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), the committee heard testimony from each of the armed services chiefs of staff on the fiscal year 2006 Defense Authorization Request and the Future Years Defense Program. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by MASTER SGT. Jim Varhegyi)...

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Vern Clark, testifies before members of the House Armed Services Committee.

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld gestures to make a point as he answers a Senator�s question during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Michael W. Hagee, testifies before members of the House Armed Services Committee.

Secretary of the Navy, Gordon R. England, testifies before members of the House Armed Services Committee.

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Gen. Richard B. Myers and Tina Jonas testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, meets with U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), center, and Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) prior to the start of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Navy's top leaders testify before members of the House Armed Services Committee during the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey, Secretary of the Navy Gordon England, and Acting Secretary of the Air Force Peter Teets answer questions from members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Secretary of the Navy Gordon England answers questions from members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.