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Syrian Rebels To Be Trained Over 8-12 Months

Pentagon Press Secretary Kirby said training will focus on “basic” military skills, focusing on organizational leadership and equipment proficiency.

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Pentagon: Troops Will Not Interact With Ebola Patients

“It’s important to remember the mission, the mission is to do some training, to build these units, and do some logistics, some transport, the movement of material,” Kirby said. “It is not to treat.”

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Pentagon Has Plan To Battle Islamic State In Syria

Hagel told members that a plan to take on ISIS is ready, but Obama has yet to sign off on it.

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Pentagon May Request Troops On Ground In Iraq

Gen. Dempsey said that if the battle agains the Islamic State is not showing signs of success, he may ask the President for troops on the ground.

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Obama Observes Sept. 11 Anniversary At The Pentagon

Speaking at an invitation-only ceremony at the Pentagon on the 13th anniversary of the attack, Obama told family members of victims and survivors in attendance, that “America stands tall.”

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House Condemns Obama for Taliban Prisoner Release

The House expresses their disapproval over the release of detainees in return for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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U.S. Kills Somalian Al-Qaeda Leader In Airstrikes

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“Removing Godane from the battlefield is a major symbolic and operational loss to al-Shabab,” Kirby said.

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Hagel Meets With Ukrainian Counterpart

While attending meetings at the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Ukrainian Defense Minister, admonishing Russian aggression and thanking the Minister for his services to democracy

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Chairman Dempsey Participates In Facebook Town Hall

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, addressed questions ranging from international and domestic threats, while pushing for young Americans to join in military service

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ISIS Senior Aide To Leader Reportedly Killed In U.S. Airstrike

Iraqi Defense Minister told a local news organization that a senior aid had been killed Thursday during a U.S. airstrike, however the Pentagon could not confirm such reports

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Earnest: U.S. Won’t Reveal Timing Of Syrian Airstrikes

President Obama is prepared to launch airstrikes in Syria, but not specific on when they will happen.

Syrian Rebels To Be Trained Over 8-12 Months

Pentagon Press Secretary Kirby said training will focus on “basic” military skills, focusing on organizational leadership and equipment proficiency.

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The largest-ever climate rally is planned for Sunday in New York, Sierra Ebola emerges from nationwide home confinement, and the MH370 hunt continues.

Kerry, French Counterpart Pledge Support for Baghdad at UN

Kerry said every country, including Iran, has a role to play im fighting the Islamic State.

European Human Rights Conference To Hammer Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

57 member states will participate in the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting from Sept. 22 – Oct. 3, in Warsaw, Poland.

Pentagon: Troops Will Not Interact With Ebola Patients

“It’s important to remember the mission, the mission is to do some training, to build these units, and do some logistics, some transport, the movement of material,” Kirby said. “It is not to treat.”