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Afghan Security Forces Faring Well In Southwest, Reports Official

The ANA has conducted the latest security operations in and around Sangin on their own , utilizing only U.S. medevac capabilities.

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Report Claims China Hacked Into Military Designs

The report, generated by the Defense Science Board (DSB) for Pentagon leaders, was first obtained by the Washington Post and confirmed by the Pentagon on Tuesday.

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Hagel To Discuss NK With Japanese And South Korean Officials

Hagel will discuss North Korea with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts.

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Poll: Voters Split On Closing Guantanamo

While President Obama initially raised the facility’s closure during the 2008 campaign, the issue has been brought to the forefront again following a high-profile national security speech from Obama last week.

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Bicameral, Bipartisan Bill Strives To Combat Military Sexual Assaults

The proposed legislative changes have bipartisan support from both the House and Senate and reflect the growing congressional outrage over the military actions to combat sexual assault.

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Poll: Majority Wants GITMO To Remain Open

The results come amid a renewed push from the White House to close the prison, a topic that is expected to be addressed by the President in a high profile speech Thursday before the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

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Sergeant Accused Of Secretly Taping Female Cadets

The revelation comes amid a flurry of sexual misconduct scandals

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GITMO Prisoner Starts Twitter Campaign

Shaker Aamer is delivering his messages through his lawyer.

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Pentagon To Takeover Some Drone Operations

The official announcement could come as soon as Thursday, when the President is scheduled to address National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

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Odierno Admits Failure In Preventing Sexual Abuse, Calls For More Action

“It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as our primary mission,” Odierno said.

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Kerry: Obama Can Fight ISIL Without Congress

Secretary of State John Kerry said that the AUMF from 2001 gives President Barack Obama the authority to attack ISIl without Congressional approval.

House Approves Continuing Resolution

The Continuing Resolution was sponsored by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY), who said on the House Floor that that it was “our best, most clear path forward to keep the lights of the federal government on until year’s end.”

House Gives Obama Authority To Arm/Train Syrian Rebels To Fight ISIS

The amendment is part of the Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded. It now goes to the Senate for approval.

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – September 18, 2014

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Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his tour of India, John Kerry testifies before the House, and the US energy secretary visits his Canadian counterpart.

House Democrats Attempt To Force Vote On ENDA

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ENDA would outlaw the practice of discriminating against Americans when applying for jobs based on sexual orientation or personal gender identification.