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Pentagon “Not Concerned” Over Iranian Military Ships Approaching US Maritime Border

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Tuesday “the Army’s fleet of warships is now in the Gulf of Aden and they are moving towards the Atlantic Ocean.”

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Hagel To Tap Top Ethics Officer

Hagel has not decided who will fulfill the position, but noted that it will be announced soon.

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Hagel Urges Emphasis on Morality Among Widespread Military Scandals

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered service leaders to add urgency to their drive to ensure “moral character and moral courage”

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Navy To Address Contracting Scandals

A powerful congressman is requesting that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus brief the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the circumstances that led to two of the Navy’s ship commanders facing criminal charges related to a contracting scandal.

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Pentagon Prepared To Evacuate Americans From Olympic Games If Necessary

The Pentagon formally announced Thursday that it plans to send two Navy warships into the Black Sea as a “prudent precaution.”

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NATO Chiefs Of Defense Discuss Post-2014 Afghan Drawdown

The NATO chiefs of defense discussed delays caused by Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States.

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Hagel Orders Full Review Of Nuclear Force

In a memo sent to military leaders, Hagel cited a string of setbacks in the nuclear missile force that “threaten to jeopardize” public trust.

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Pentagon Proposal Would Leave 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan After 2014

However all proposals are contingent on Afghan President Hamid Karzai signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), which he has refused to do..

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Hagel Meets With Iraqi Speaker

Hagel has provided al-Nujaifi with an update on a U.S. plan to accelerate the delivery of “critical defense equipment” to those Iraqi Security Forces conducting missions in the country’s Anbar Province.

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Wing Commander Up For Promotion Amid Cheating Scandal

Col. Robert Stanley is sitting on a long list of non-civilian nominees submitted by the Obama administration to the Senate for confirmation.

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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.”