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U.S. Soldiers To Jordan-Syria Border

The Army personnel will consist of largely planners, replacing a similar number of United States forces that have been in Jordan for several months.

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Hagel To Visit Israel, Four Other Mid-East Countries

Hagel will travel to Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

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Pentagon Requests $220 Million For Israel’s Iron Dome

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promised his Israeli counterpart, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, in March that the DoD will continue to support the defense missile system.

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Pentagon Cancels Drone Medal

Veteran advocacy groups and lawmakers were upset by the creation of the new medal since it would have precedence over other traditional awards, including the Purple Heart.

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Hagel To Visit Israel

Hagel will be making his first trip to Israel since taking the reins at the Pentagon in late February.

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Defense Secretary: Boston Bombings A Cruel Act Of Terror

Hagel said that when explosive devices are used it is a clear act of terror and vowed that an investigation will determine whether those responsible were foreign or domestic.

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Hagel Receives Resistance From Hill Over Budget Request

Hagel dismissed some lawmakers’ assertion that he received the Secretary position only to make drastic cuts to the defense budget.

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Report: U.S. Planning North Korean Counteroffensive

The New York Times reports that the U.S. is prepared to strike down any North Korean missile that’s found to be aimed at South Korea, Guam or Japan, but will not target any missiles headed toward open water.

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Hagel Focuses On Sequestration In First Policy Speech

Hagel said that future budget reviews should take unexpected and steep budget cuts that affect the DoD into consideration.

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Obama, Hagel Taking Pay Cuts

The President and the Defense Secretary will each issue checks to the Treasury Department as a sign of solidarity with federal employees struggling with sequestration.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – November 21, 2014

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The E.U. moves to crack down on plastic bag use across the continent and Joe Biden visits Kiev, but omits mention of new non-lethal assistance to the country.

Obama Tells Congress to “Pass A Bill”

“Pass a bill because the actions I’ve taken are only a temporary first step,” said President Obama at Del Sol High School in Nevada.

Alleged FARC Member Extradited To U.S.

Diego Alfonso Navarrete Beltran was extradited to the U.S. for his alleged participation in the kidnapping of three American hostages

The Latest On The Claims Backlog At The Department Of Veterans Affairs

TRNS interviewed Allison Hickey, Under Secretary for Benefits in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Plague Outbreak Hits Madagascar

Tired of Ebola? Now, the World Health Organization is warning against the Plague in Africa.

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