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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Steps Down

Hagel will stay on as Defense Secretary until a successor is approved by the Senate.

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Pentagon Increases FY 2015 Military Intelligence Program Budget Request To $16.6 Billion

The original request was $13.3 billion in March.

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Pentagon: Sequestration Would Require “Drastic”, “Arbitrary” Cuts

The Department of Defense isn’t taking federal sequestration lying down.

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Pentagon Denies Ransom Paid For Bowe Bergdahl’s Release

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held captive in Afghanistan for five years, was traded for five Taliban commanders in May.

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Hagel Announces Nuclear Program Reforms

Over the past few months, news began surfacing that Air Force officers in charge of the program were cheating on competency tests and others were relieved of duty over behavioral issues.

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Dempsey: U.S. Combat Troops May Help Iraqis

The top military leader told the House that they are considering the possibility of sending U.S. combat troops to Iraq.

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Pentagon To Deploy Fewer Troops To Battle Ebola

The Pentagon will deploy 1,000 less troops to West Africa.

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U.S. To Host Multinational Conference To Defeat ISIS

The U.S. will host 200 representatives from 30 nations to develop military strategies to defeat the Islamic State

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Hagel: Question U.S. War Policies

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told a crowd at Tuesday’s Veterans Day event on the National Mall that it was Americans duty to question policies when sending U.S. troops into harms way

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U.S. Sending 1,500 More Troops To Iraq

The new personnel will be tasked with advising and training Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish fighters.

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Scientists Share Nobel For Malaria, Parasitic Treatments

“The consequences in terms of improved human health and reduced suffering are immeasurable,” according to the Nobel Assembly.

Snowden: I’m Willing To Go To Jail

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden

“We are still waiting for them to call us back,” Snowden said in an interview set to be broadcast on BBC late Monday.

Amtrak Train Derails In Vermont

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin said the derailment was caused by an “ledge slide.”

WHO Director: Ebola Still Public Health Emergency

There are still two active strains of the virus in West Africa.

Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan: Afghan Forces Requested Fire That Hit Hospital


“On October 3 Afghan forces advised that they were taking fire from enemy positions and asked for air support from U.S. forces,” Gen. John Campbell said.

Philadelphia-Area Colleges Boost Security After Online Threat

The FBI Philadelphia Field Office notified all local colleges and universities “out of an abundance of caution.”