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Women’s History Month: DoD

This year the Pentagon lifted the ban on women serving in combat units.

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Poll: Americans Balk At Drone Strikes On U.S. Soil

The majority of U.S. citizens, however, strongly support drone strikes against non-U.S. citizens living abroad.

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3 Dead In Quantico Shooting

The shooter claimed the lives of a male and female victim before apparently turning the gun on himself, according to law enforcement officials.

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TRNS Interview: Veterans Wait-Listed For Physical And Mental Health Benefits

Ann Weeby, an event organizer for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), said over half a million returning troops who file Veterans Affairs claims will have to wait over 125 days before they are considered by the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive physical and mental health benefits.

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Pentagon Delaying Furlough Notices For Two Weeks

In a statement, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little attributed the delay to the recently-passed continuing resolution.

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DoD Mulling Additional Funds For Gitmo Amid Prisoner Hunger Strikes

The discussion comes at a time when the Pentagon is already facing large budget cuts due to sequester and pressure from detainees who have begun a hunger strike.

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ISAF Officer Brushes Off Increased Afghan Death Toll

“I think obviously this is what is going to happen to happen to Afghan Security Forces as we step back and increase and shoulder much of the combat operation burden,” Carter told reporters in a remote appearance from Afghanistan.

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Hagel Marks 10 Year Anniversary Of Iraq War

“Every man and woman who served in Iraq carries with them the scars of war.”

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Poll: Majority Of Americans View Iraq War As A Mistake

In 2011, 55 percent said that the invasion was in error and in 2008, a record high of 63 percent said it was a mistake.

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U.S. Deploying Missile Interceptors In Wake Of NK Threats

Ft. Greely in Alaska will receive 14 interceptors in what Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday is a move that will double U.S.’ missile defense capability.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 29, 2014

The World in 2:00

David Cameron warns of terror risks in the U.K., Malaysia Airlines axes 6,000 jobs, and severe drought from California to Central America.

You Don’t Know What ‘Libertarian’ Means

Don’t ask a libertarian, because most of them don’t know.

UK Raises Terror Threat Level Over ISIS, U.S. Declines

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland,” Jeh Johnson said.

The Soviet Union Folds, Hurricane Katrina Splashes Down And the Air Force Loses Six Nukes

Here’s what happened today in American political history.

Click here for: Friday, August 29

● Poll: Obama foreign policy isn’t tough enough

● Millipede invasion is blocked at border

● Cable boxes go on a power diet

● Suit targets tuition breaks for illegal aliens

● New profile of the 113th Congress

● Labor official stole union funds