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Paul, Cruz Back Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Bill

“I see no reason that conservatives shouldn’t support this,” Paul said.

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IG Releases Scathing Reviews Of Camp In Afghanistan

Camp Leatherneck is reportedly in direct violation of the military’s solid waste disposal regulations.

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Hagel Warns Against “Draconian” Budget Cuts

The letter was sent Wednesday in response to the committee’s questioning over how the Defense Department will be affected by budget cuts outlined in the 2011 Budget Control Act.

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Report: Zero Troop Option In Afghanistan Becoming “A Realistic Path”

The report, which cites American and European officials, says that the possibility has become more likely following tensions amid President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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Hagel Phones Egyptian Counterpart

The Pentagon has not taken sides in the Egyptian conflict.

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LISTEN: Questions Remain Regarding Panetta’s Bin Laden Leak

The former Defense Secretary’s leak, whether intentional or accidental, merits review in light of the administration’s efforts to crack down on leakers.

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Report: Former Joint Chiefs Vice Chair Under Investigation

Cartwright, widely known as one of the more tech savvy officials, allegedly gave the New York Times information about the Stuxnet computer virus.

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Hagel “Disappointed” In The Chinese Government Over Snowden

Hagel also called on Russia to “do the right thing.”

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Pentagon Welcomes DOMA Ruling

The Defense Department “intends to make the same benefits available to all military spouses — regardless of sexual orientation — as soon as possible.

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Hagel Praises LGBT Community At Pentagon Pride Event

“Now they can serve openly, with full honor, integrity and respect,” he said. “This makes our military and our nation stronger, much stronger.”

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● Agent stole bullets from health agency

● MoneyGram exec is fined and banned

● Test: Can you stand on one leg for 20 seconds?

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – December 18, 2014

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Palestine asks the U.N. to vote on a resolution ending the Israeli occupation and the number of non-U.S. airstrikes in Syria plummets.

Philippines: 41,000 Homes ‘Totally Destroyed’ by December 6th Typhoon

A satellite view of Typhoon Hagupit two days before the storm made landfall in the Philippines. December 4, 2014. Copyright: 2014 EUMETSAT

The repeated use of schools as storm shelters in Pacific Typhoons is prompting calls to build permanent facilities.

How Many Nukes Does The U.S. Have?

Find out the latest on U.S. nuclear disarmament here.

Security Council Weighs Resolution to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine

The U.N. Security Council chamber. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

The Palestinian-drafted document calls on Israel to complete a “full and phased withdrawal” from Palestine by the end of 2017.

Secret Service Panel Calls For New Fence, Fresh Blood

The panel says a the new fence should be four or five feet taller.