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Pentagon Presses For Troop Reduction

Active-duty troops serving in the Army would be reduced by as much as 72,000 under the $496 billion 2015 budget proposal.

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Hagel Unable To Reach Ukrainian Counterpart; Pentagon “Deeply Troubled”

It is customary for Hagel to reach out to counterparts, especially in times of political strife.

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Obama Campaign Spox Leaves HUD, Heads To DoD

Colburn served as the national communications director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

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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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U.N. Food Aid to Reach Affected Nepal Communities Tuesday

More than 1.4 million people in Nepal are in need of food assistance following Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake.

Funeral Of Freddie Gray Calls For Peace Amidst Violent Protests

Thousands were present, including a delegation sent by the White House, at the funeral service of Freddie Gray, a 25-year old African American man who died of a spinal injury during a police arrest.

Clinton Foundation: ‘We Made Mistakes’

“Yes, we made mistakes…but we are acting quickly to remedy them,” the acting CEO of the Clinton Foundation wrote in a blog post over failing to disclose donors

McCain Backs Obama’s Push To Move Drones To Pentagon

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Given his status as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, McCain has a great deal of influence over the Obama administration’s efforts.

Loretta Lynch Sworn In

Following months of delay, Lynch finally took the reins at the Justice Department.

Bush, Clinton Hold A Close Tie In Major Swing State

Virginia has long been considered a key winning state for presidential hopefuls.