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Pentagon: Hagel Briefed Friday On Army’s Report On Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Bergdahl, who was held in Afghanistan for five years as prisoner of a pro-Taliban group, was released in a prisoner exchange with five Taliban commanders previously held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in May.

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How Many Nukes Does The U.S. Have?

Find out the latest on U.S. nuclear disarmament here.

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Commander: Three Years Before Tide Turns Against Islamic State

“I think you are, at least, talking a minimum of three years,” Lt. Gen. James Terry, Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force for Operation Inherent Resolve told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday.

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National Guard And Reservist Changes Announced

Do you know how many Americans serve in the National Guard?

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Pentagon: U.S. May Not Seek Taliban Supreme Commander After Afghanistan Withdrawal

Mullah Omar will not be sought unless deemed an existing threat.

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Hagel: Pakistan School Attack A ‘Heartless Slaughter’

More than 145 students and teachers were killed in the attack.

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Report: U.S.-Led Afghanistan Reconstruction Efforts Hampered By Corruption

What will happen when international and American troops pull out of Afghanistan?

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Pentagon: Retaking Mosul From ISIL Will Happen ‘Eventually’

“I think that everybody understands that Mosul is key terrain, and that eventually a move will have to be made against Mosul,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters on Friday.

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ICYMI: GAO Study Finds DoD Weapons Systems Need More TLC

The Government Accountability Office recently criticized the Department of Defense’s major weapons systems procurement methods, and the period that Pentagon procurement was managed by Defense Secretary nominee Ashton Carter from 2009-2011.

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Obama: Torture Inconsistent With American Values

“These harsh methods were not only inconsistent with our values as nation, they did not serve our broader counterterrorism efforts or our national security interests,” Obama said

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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – December 20-22, 2014

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New E.U. sanctions against Crimea go into effect, Liberia holds elections and President Obama hits the Sunday morning talk show circuit.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – December 19, 2014

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President Obama disagrees with Sony’s decision to scrap release of “The Interview,” and Ban Ki-moon surveys Ebola-affected West Africa.

Obama: Benefits Of Keystone Would Be Minimal

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“There is very little impact, nominal impact, on U.S. gas prices, what the average American consumer cares about,” Obama said.

Pentagon: Hagel Briefed Friday On Army’s Report On Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Bergdahl, who was held in Afghanistan for five years as prisoner of a pro-Taliban group, was released in a prisoner exchange with five Taliban commanders previously held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in May.

Obama: Sony ‘Made A Mistake’ In Pulling Controversial Film

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“We cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can impose censorship here in the United States,” Obama said.

Interview: The Holiday Season And Donating To The Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project CEO Steve Nardizzi is interviewed by TRNS.