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Federal Spending Bill Allocates $527 Billion To Pentagon

The spending bill would also reverse the planned military pension cuts of $6 billion to military retirees.

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Gates Says Clinton Would Be A Good President

Gates’ soon-to-be released memoir, entitled “Duty,” included harsh criticism of a number of figures in the White House.

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2013 Deadliest Year In Iraq In Five Years

Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the U.S. will not send any troops into Iraq, but will nevertheless offer assistance.

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Kerry Rules Out Boots On The Ground, But Promises Iraq Help

“This is their fight, but we’re going to help them in their fight,” Kerry said.

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DoD Adjusts Imminent Danger Pay Rules

DOD adjusted the locations after conducting a periodic review that involved joint staff, combatant commands and military services

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Pentagon Cracks Down On “Spice”

The Defense Department is adding the synthetic drug to its list of restricted chemicals.

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Final Uighurs Released From GITMO

“This transfer and resettlement constitutes a significant milestone in our effort to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.

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Hagel Condemns Egyptian Bombings, Extends Condolences

Three bombs have rocked the North African country in less than a week.

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Obama Gives Defense Brass One Year To Reduce Military Sexual Assaults

The Pentagon reported earlier this year that roughly 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted in 2012.

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DoD Finds Some Relief In Budget Deal

Chuck Hagel said that “2013 has been a challenging year for the DoD,” but added that “we are beginning to turn a page on the prolong period of fiscal uncertainty.”

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 29, 2014

The World in 2:00

David Cameron warns of terror risks in the U.K., Malaysia Airlines axes 6,000 jobs, and severe drought from California to Central America.

You Don’t Know What ‘Libertarian’ Means

Don’t ask a libertarian, because most of them don’t know.

UK Raises Terror Threat Level Over ISIS, U.S. Declines

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland,” Jeh Johnson said.

The Soviet Union Folds, Hurricane Katrina Splashes Down And the Air Force Loses Six Nukes

Here’s what happened today in American political history.

Click here for: Friday, August 29

● Poll: Obama foreign policy isn’t tough enough

● Millipede invasion is blocked at border

● Cable boxes go on a power diet

● Suit targets tuition breaks for illegal aliens

● New profile of the 113th Congress

● Labor official stole union funds

Obama: No Plan On Fighting Islamic State

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters from the White House Briefing Room, Aug. 28, 2014. Photo by James Cullum

“We don’t have a strategy yet,” Obama said.