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Senate Confirms New Pentagon Deputy Secretary

Robert Work was the CEO for a nonprofit defense firm, and also served as Under Secretary of the Navy from 2009 to 2013.

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7 Million Afghans Voted, Says DoD

The report praises the Afghan security forces but also warns of potential security threats when international support is expected to end at the end of the year.

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Cost Of Afghan Reconstruction Sets Record

Since the last Quarterly report was issued January 30th of this year, $31 billion has been spent by the U.S. in efforts to rebuild Afghanistan.

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Pentagon To Review Hairstyle Policy Following Criticism

In a letter sent to Secretary Hagel earlier this month, lawmakers said “African American women have often been required to meet unreasonable norms as it relates to acceptable standards of grooming in the workplace.”

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Former Blue Angels Officer Under Investigation For Sexual Harassment

Former Commanding Officer of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s acrobatic fighter squadron, Capt. Gregory McWherter has since been reassigned.

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Pentagon Rejects Report Of U.S. Base Overrun By Al-Qaeda

Pentagon officials claim the base was operated by Libyan personnel, not by U.S. forces in secret.

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Hagel Notifies Egypt Of Military Aid, US Certification

This is a relaxation of a partial suspension of aid imposed by the US government after Egypt’s military ousted President Mohamed Mursi cracked down violently on protesters.

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Hagel Departs For Mexico, Guatemala To Emphasize U.S. Commitment

While in Mexico, Hagel will attend the second US-Canada-Mexico North American Defense Ministerial conference to meet with the other defense leaders.

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Hagel Reviews Advances In Prosthetics And Brain-Related Technologies

The additional demonstrations included a cyberwarfare program, a direct close air support system that can be utilized via mobile technology, and advancements to the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)

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U.S. To Send 600 Troops To Eastern Europe For Military Exercises

The troops will be stationed in four countries in efforts to show support to U.S. allies in the region following Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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OPEC members talk oil in Vienna, Nicolas Sarkozy attempts to reenter French politics and Swiss voters decide whether to embrace a limited ‘gold standard’

Obama: Turkey Pardon 2014 “Fully Within My Legal Authority”

“I know some will call this amnesty, but don’t worry,” President Obama said. “There’s plenty of Turkey to go around.”

Justice Ginsburg Undergoes Heart Surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Justice's Conference Room prior to Justice Elana Kagan's Investiture Ceremony. Photo/Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

“As long as I can do the job full steam…I think I’ll recognize when the time comes that I can’t any longer,” Justice Ginsburg told Elle magazine in September, “But now I can.”

EPA Proposes Plan To Restrict Smog-causing Ozone

“Today’s proposal is about informing Americans about healthy air quality so they can protect themselves as well as their families,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

400,000 Sign Up In First Week Of Obamacare

This year the numbers from the first week were trumpeted over Burwell’s Twitter account in a series of tweets, including how many people had used the call centers set up to help people enroll.