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Hagel Warns Of Long-Term Operations In Iraq Against Militants

Hagel referred to the terrorist group as barbaric and warned of their threat to the U.S., the Secretary also discussed the secret military operation in Syria, which the public learned of Wednesday

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Pentagon Announces Failed Hostage Rescue Mission

The rescue operation, conducted “earlier this summer,” was an attempt to free American hostages believed to be held in Syria by the terrorist group, the Islamic State

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Pentagon Considering More Troops In Iraq

While the decision is still underway, U.S. senior officials say that no more than 300 U.S. military personnel would travel to Baghdad

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Pentagon: Surplus Military Equipment Has Helped Cops

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked for additional information on the program.

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Pentagon Conducts Most Aggressive Airstrikes Yet In Iraq

Over the weekend, the U.S. military announced that it has conducted 35 airstrikes in northern Iraq, claiming the recapture of the Mosul Dam by Iraqi security forces.

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Pentagon Announces Bergdahl Investigation In Final Stages

While the lead investigator, Army Gen. Kenneth Dahl, has completed his interviews with Bergdahl, the Pentagon says that additional witness may be called upon

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Pentagon Assures Commitment To Asia

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel returned Wednesday Night on his sixth trip to the region, with plans of visiting the Asia Pacific region four more times in 2014

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Pentagon Denies Iraqi Rescue Mission

The Guardian reported that more than 100 US marines and special forces landed on Mount Sinjar in Iraq to rescue the thousands of Yazidi’s trapped by ISIS.

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WH Would Consider Ground Troops To Assist Refugees In Iraq

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The report stressed that the situation would only be considered if it was given to the White House as a recommendation from the recently-deployed military advisors in Iraq.

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Obama Authorizes Additional Military Personnel To Iraq

The additional troops, which will travel to northern Iraq in the coming days, comes as a recommendation from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 22, 2014

The World in 2:00

The campaign for an independent Scotland enters the home stretch. The University of Aberdeen’s Michael Keating outlines the vote.

U.S. Pushes Back Against Entry Of Russian Convoy

The U.S. has called for Russia to remove the convoy from Ukraine immediately.

Reid Issues Apology Over “Wong” Joke

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by James Cullum)

Reid said that he has trouble “keeping his Wongs straight,” a reference to some of the speakers present at the event.

America’s Murder Rate Is Lowest In 50 Years

America’s homicide rate is its lowest since 1963.

White House Defends Bergdahl Exchange

“We strongly disagree with GAO’s conclusion and reject the implication that the administration acted unlawfully.”

Russian Convoy Enters Ukraine; ‘We Waited Long Enough’

The flag of Ukraine at the United Nations. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Ukraine claims Russian soldiers prevented border guards from inspecting trucks before crossing border into the eastern Donbas region.