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Kerry, Hagel Emphasize Cooperation With Japan

Secretaries Kerry and Hagel are in Japan to discuss an array of security issues, including North Korea’s missile threats.

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Intelligence Officials Claim Shutdown Threatening National Security

“This seriously damages our ability to ensure the safety and security of our citizens,” said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

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Hagel: Shutdown Creates Concern Overseas


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that he is looking into ways to exempting more civilian DoD employees from the mandatory furloughs caused by the federal government shutdown, which took effect at midnight.

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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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VIDEO/PHOTO: Palestine & Israel supporters clash during NYC protest

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About 3,000 pro-Palestine protestors took to the streets in New York City on Friday evening to protest the Israeli military’s […]

Israel And Hamas Agree To 12-hour Ceasefire

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands amid a news conference in Jerusalem on December 5, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

The temporary truce, mediated by the United Nations, will start at approximately 8 am Israeli time Saturday morning

House Oversight Committee Rejects White House Immunity Claim

“Failing to comply with a Congressional subpoena is a serious matter,” said Committee Chair Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA).

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – July 25, 2014


A pending ceasefire deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Ukraine’s Prime Minister steps aside, and the third commercial airline crash in a week.

Dems Push To Let Young Undocumented Immigrants Enlist

“By allowing them to enlist we … ensure that all branches of our military stay fully staffed,” Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) said.