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John Kerry's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: John Forbes Kerry
Office: U.S. Secretary of State, Democratic
First Appointed: 01/29/2013
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Teresa Heinz; 2 Children: Alexandra, Vanessa; 3 Stepchildren: John, Andre, Christopher
Birth Date: 12/11/1943
Birth Place: Aurora, CO
Home City: Boston, MA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
June 9, 2008 Kerry, Menendez, Dorgan, Lautenberg Legislation Demands End to Wartime Propaganda
June 6, 2008 Letter to Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State, and Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, Re: Lack of Consultation with Congress on Long-Term Agreements with Iraq
May 22, 2008 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2008--Continued
May 9, 2008 Kerry Calls for Hearings on Blackwater's No-Bid Contract Renewal
April 10, 2008 Kerry Investigates Contracts Awarded to Firm that Supplied Faulty Arms to Troops
April 8, 2008 Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Iraq After the Surge: What Next?
April 6, 2008 FOX News Sunday - Transcript
April 4, 2008 Letter to Secretary of Defense Gates: After I.G. Investigation on Body Armor, Kerry Asks Pentagon for Oversight
April 4, 2008 Letter to The Honorable Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense
March 11, 2008 John Kerry Statement on Admiral Fallon's Resignation
March 10, 2008 Letter to The Honorable Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense
Feb. 8, 2008 Kerry Pushes for Investigation into Kevlar Helmets
Jan. 30, 2008 Press Conference by Senator John Kerry (D-MA); Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN); General James Jones - The Release of Three Major Reports on Afghanistan
Dec. 28, 2007 Senator Kerry: Veto of Defense Authorization Bill a "Disgrace"
Dec. 14, 2007 Letter to The Honorable Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense
Dec. 6, 2007 Letter to President Bush, Re: Making Long-Term Security Commitments to Iraq without Congressional Consent
Nov. 8, 2007 Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Near East, South and Central Asian Affairs Subcommittee - Syria: Options for Lebanon Panel II
Nov. 1, 2007 Letter to the Honorable George W. Bush, President of the United States of America
Oct. 4, 2007 Defense Appropriations
Oct. 2, 2007 Amendment No. 3134
Sept. 26, 2007 Letter to the Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates
Sept. 26, 2007 Kerry, Snowe Secure Veterans Business Provisions on Defense Bill
Sept. 25, 2007 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008--Continued
Sept. 25, 2007 Kerry Announces Support for Biden's Iraq Federalism Amendment
Sept. 21, 2007 Kerry Statement on Reed-Levin Redeployment Bill
Sept. 20, 2007 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008--Continued
Sept. 20, 2007 Change of Vote
Sept. 19, 2007 Kerry Statement on Today's Republican Filibuster of Habeas Corpus Rights for Detainees
Sept. 16, 2007 NBC "Meet the Press" -Transcript
Sept. 14, 2007 Kerry: Bush Report Misleads by Claiming Sustainable Progress
Sept. 13, 2007 Kerry: Bush Iraq Policy Still Wrong After All These Years
Sept. 11, 2007 Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Iraq: The Crocker-Petraeus Report
Sept. 11, 2007 Kerry Says Bringing Home 30,000 Troops is Too Little, Too Late
Sept. 10, 2007 Kerry Says Petraeus-White House Report on Iraq Fails to Make the Case
Sept. 10, 2007 MSNBC "Hardball With Chris Matthews" -Transcript
Sept. 9, 2007 ABC News "This Week" -Transcript
Sept. 6, 2007 Kerry Says General Jones Study Shows Iraq Strategy Isn't Working
Sept. 5, 2007 Letter to Lt. General Douglas E. Lute, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan
Aug. 23, 2007 Kerry Says NIE Shows Escalation Isn't Working
Aug. 22, 2007 Kerry Statement on Bush Speech to the VFW
Aug. 2, 2007 Press Conference With Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Barbara Boxer, And Senator John Kerry: Iraq Deployments
July 19, 2007 Kerry On Patrick's Plan To Keep Massachusetts A Global Leader In Life Sciences Industry
July 18, 2007 Kerry Says Terror Threat Shows Need To Set Deadline for Iraq Troop Redeployment
July 18, 2007 Kerry Co-Sponsors War Contracting Commission To Investigate Massive Pentagon Waste
July 17, 2007 Press Conference With Senator John Kerry
July 12, 2007 Kerry On Iraq Report: Immoral to Wait to Change A Failed Policy
July 10, 2007 Kerry Bill Would Prevent President From Misusing Signing Statements
July 7, 2007 Kerry Pushes for Fortification in Afghanistan to Fend Off Impending Taliban offensive
June 21, 2007 Letter To Secretary Of Defense Robert M. Gates
June 14, 2007 MSNBC Hardball-Transcript
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