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Senate Proceeding 07-13-09 on Jul 13th, 2009 :: 2:48:00 to 2:51:39
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Joseph Lieberman

2:47:57 to 2:48:19( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: secretary of defense to grow the size of the army there 2011 and 2012, a period when our soldiers will still be under stress -- shifts its focus from in iraq and afghanistan. but the overall level of

Joseph Lieberman

2:48:00 to 2:51:39( Edit History Discussion )
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Joseph Lieberman

2:48:20 to 2:48:42( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: deployment will probabl rise. there are so many things that we can do to reduce the stress on those who serve us in the military and on their families. but one critical thing we can do is to simply increase the number of men and women in uniform, particularly in the army,

Joseph Lieberman

2:48:43 to 2:49:03( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: because the more supply there is of troops, no matter what demand, the amount of time that every soldier can look forward to being back at base, back with families, not deployed in a battle zone will dekraoets stress that they're under.

Joseph Lieberman

2:49:04 to 2:49:24( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: -- decrease the stress that they're under. the additional troops and strength as it's called in the vocabulary in this legislation that are provided in 2011 and 2012 will ease the strain on our soldiers who have been asked to do so much on our behalf. i intend, mr. president, to w

Joseph Lieberman

2:49:25 to 2:49:46( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: with my colleagues in the senate this week to amend this bill to extend the application of the authority to increase end strength from 547,000 to 577,000 so itan begin in the next fiscal yr, t because that is probably when it will be most needed.

Joseph Lieberman

2:49:47 to 2:50:08( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: as we're reducing our presence in accelerated way, presence in afghanistan. now let me focus, if i may, on the parts of this legislation that have come out of our land subcommittee of the senate

Joseph Lieberman

2:50:09 to 2:50:29( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: armed services committee, a subcommittee which i have the honor of chairing. i want to start by thanking senator john thune for his service as ranking member of the it is a pleasure to senator thune on behalf of our army and air force and all involved in air and land programs.

Joseph Lieberman

2:50:30 to 2:50:52( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: we've worked closely together in a completely bipartisan manner to carry out our responsibilities concerning the matters in the jurisdiction our subcommittee. the air-land subcommittee has broad responsibility for policy oversight over substantial parts of the army and air force

Joseph Lieberman

2:50:53 to 2:51:13( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: budgets, but also over, to a lesser extent but a real extent, the navy and the marine corps. so that the subcommittee's portion of this year's national defense authorization large one. our goal was direct, to promote and improve the current and, as best we can, the future

Joseph Lieberman

2:51:14 to 2:51:36( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: readiness of our ground and air forces while at the same time ensuring the most efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars. th budget requests falling under the jurisdiction included a total of $7

Joseph Lieberman

2:51:37 to 2:51:41( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: up of $55.4 billion in

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