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Congressional hearing March 2, 2011

Commissioners testify on "Leaving Iraq" to House Committee

On March 2, 2011, the Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing, "U.S. Military Leaving Iraq: Is the State Department Ready?"

Co-Chairman Michael Thibault and Commissioner Grant Green testified on behalf of the Commission. Their testimony included discussion of the Commission's Special Report 4, "Iraq-a forgotten mission?"

Other witnesses were:

  • Ambassador Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management, Department of State
  • Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs
  • Frank Kendall, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
  • Stuart Bowen, Jr., Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Document: Testimony of Commissioners Grant S. Green and Michael Thibault

Website: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing page

Video: C-SPAN video of the hearing

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