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Senate Approves Funding For Military Pay

The proposal was passed in the House on Sunday.

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Hagel To Visit South Korea, Then Japan For Security Talks

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will be visiting South Korea and Japan over the next six days engaging in security meetings and greeting U.S. military personnel.

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Pentagon Prepares For Possible Government Shutdown

“People are worrying about if their paychecks are going to be delayed rather than focusing on their mission,” the Pentagon’s Comptroller notes.

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DoD Orders Security Clearance Review Following Navy Yard Shooting

There will be an independent review as well as two others lead by the Defense Department and the Navy.

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Pentagon Officials Boast Of Added Security At U.S. Diplomatic Facilities

The move is a response to last year’s terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans, including former Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

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Navy Yard Gunman Was Awarded Two Medals While On Active Duty

The National Defense Service Medal

Aaron Alexis, the accused gunman in Monday’s shooting at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard, received two medals while serving as a full-time Navy reservist between 2007 and 2011.

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Military Leaders Warn Against Sequestration

“We would struggle to meet even one major strategic operation under sequestration,” General Odierno told lawmakers.

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Pentagon To Perform Worldwide Security Review

Hagel is reportedly receiving input from senior leaders and may make the formal announcement tomorrow.

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Hagel Honors Victims Of Navy Yard Massacre

The ceremony took place at the Navy Memorial located centrally between the Capitol building and the White House.

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DoD IG Report: Navy Failed To Properly Vet Contractor Access

The audit will be released “shortly,” a spokesperson for the Inspector General’s office says.

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US: No Evidence Of Direct Russian Involvement In Downed Plane

The U.S. officials however do claim that the Russian governments involvement in the Ukraine crisis had “created the conditions” of the tragedy.

McDonald Pledges To Reform VA, Wins Praise From Senate

“Today, the Department operates as loosely-connected individual administrations,” McDonald said. “Tomorrow, I hope the Department can be ‘one team one dream.’”

Pro-Israel Artists Install Makeshift Bomb Shelter On Capitol Hill

Artists 4 Israel wants you to know how it feels inside an Israeli bomb shelter.

Israel To UN: ‘No Nation Is Immune To The Threat Of Radical Islamist Terrorism’

Deputy Israeli Ambassador David Roet at the U.N. Security Council. July 22, 2014. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Deputy Ambassador warns Security Council that not supporting Israel’s fight against terrorism will ‘invite tyranny and terror into your own backyards.’

Senate Dems Attack Overseas Business Tax Codes

The Bring Jobs Home Act, which aims to close tax loopholes that favor companies that choose to move overseas, was blocked in the Senate last Saturday by a Republican filibuster.

Push To Legalize Marijuana In Oregon Advances To November Ballot

Photo/ Pavel Ševela / Wikimedia Commons

If approved, Oregon would join Washington and Colorado as the only two states to allow the use of recreational marijuana.