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Pentagon Urges Congress To Act On Syrian Rebel Training

The Pentagon still needs congressional approval for funding to support vetting and recruiting process of foreign forces, according to Press Secretary RADM Kirby.

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Report: Obama Poised To Pick Ash Carter As Defense Secretary

According to CNN, Carter and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson were on the shortlist.

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Pentagon Refutes Claims of “Bad Blood” Between Hagel and White House

Even as Defense Sec. Hagel’s resignation was met with claims that he was pushed out. Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Adm. Kirby, said this is false.

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Sen. Jack Reed Not Interested In Secretary Of Defense Position

Jack Reed

Reed’s name had been floated as a potential replacement for current Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who announced his resignation Monday.

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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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DHS Releases Video On Refugee Vetting Process

Refugees wait for food deliveries at Syria's Yarmouk camp. February 26,2014. UN Photo/UNRWA.

“We can continue to ensure our own security, while doing our share to welcome refugees fleeing violence,” Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said.

Wednesday, November 25

● USPIRG releases 30th annual toy safety report

● 86,000 Syrian immigrants live in the U.S.

● Atheist “nativity” celebrates Bill of Rights

● Doctors endorse wider use of generic drugs

● Post office starts “Letters FROM Santa”

● Girls’ toy list: Barbie soars as Frozen fades

Pentagon: Russian Jet Was Flying Over Anti-Assad Rebel Area

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said that U.S. forces heard the Turks give ten warnings to the two Russian pilots to leave the airspace.

Tunisia Declares State Of Emergency After Bus Blast Kills Presidential Guards

Tunisian President has declared a month-long state of emergency after the bus explosion carrying presidential guards killed 12 and injuring at least 17. Sources say the attack may have been linked the Islamic State group (ISIS).

US-Led Coalition Against IS to ‘Continue as Planned’ After Turkish Border Dispute With Russia

A spokesman for the US-led military campaign against IS confirmed Turkish claims that the downed Russian warplane was given ten warnings over a period of five minutes.

Obama, Hollande: We Will Deliver Justice and Defend Our Nations

Hollande said France will not send ground troops into Syria and called again for a “joint response” to fight IS.