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Panetta Orders Ethics Review For Top Officers

Amid a series of scandals that have tinged senior members of the Armed Forces, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered a review of ethical conduct among the country’s top officers. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey will head the process by working with the service chiefs to ensure that the military […]

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Army General Demoted After Misusing Funds

General William E. Ward, who until 2011 headed U.S. Africa Command, will be demoted before retiring after he was found to have misused hundreds of thousands of dollars on unauthorized travel. The move, announced by the Pentagon Tuesday evening, demotes Ward from a four-star Major General to a three-star Lieutenant General. In addition, Ward will […]

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Obama Standing By Allen

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today that President Obama “has faith” in Gen. John Allen, the U.S. top Commander in Afghanistan who is apparently linked to the email scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus last week. Carney added that the president “thinks very highly” of Allen, who Obama nominated to […]

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What’s Next For John Kerry?

Tuesday brought a new signal over what could be next for Massachusetts Senator John Kerry (D). Kerry, who unsuccessfully ran for President in 2004, currently serves as the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was considered a likely replacement for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. However, the Washington Post reports that Kerry could […]

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Top General Linked To Petraeus Scandal

General John Allen, the head of coalition forces in Afghanistan, appears to be linked to the scandal that resulted in CIA Director David Petraeus stepping down. Petraeus’ biographer and suspected mistress, Paula Broadwell, allegedly sent threatening emails to Jill Kelley, a Tampa, Florida based social director. The action prompted an FBI investigation that determined that […]

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Report: Shots Fired At Drone Will Result In “Measured” U.S. Response

Iran can expect a “measured response” from the U.S. following reports that the nation fired upon an American Predator drone, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the American Forces Press Service Monday. Dempsey asserted that the attack occurred within international airspace, thus making it a clear sign of aggression. […]

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U.S. Must Improve Engagement With Locals, Advises Odierno

Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno said Thursday that U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has taught the Army the importance of achieving stability by engaging with local populations. “It’s about understanding the underlying fabric of the societies, that’s where we made our mistakes,” Odierno said during an appearance before the Center for Strategic […]

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Panetta Defends Benghazi Response

Panetta says the U.S. lacked sufficient intelligence to safely deploy special operations troops at the start of the attack

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South Korean Defense Minister Raises Specter Of 3rd NK Missile Test

South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-Jin told reporters Wednesday that North Korea may be gearing up for a third high-profile ballistics missile test, six months after a test rocket launched by the secretive country failed to fly more than two minutes. “North Korea has been preparing for this for a very long time,” Kim said […]

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Former Military Personnel Claim Romney’s Foreign Policy Views Murky

Obama supporters with military backgrounds told reporters Monday that this evening’s televised foreign policy debate between the two Presidential candidates highlights what they describe as Mitt Romney’s shaky grasp on world affairs. “It’s a little difficult … to pin down Governor Romney positions on key national  security issues in part because he hasn’t’ laid out […]

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Hamburg Is Destroyed, Nixon’s “Kitchen Debate”, And Congress Kicks Out Jim Traficant

Here’s what happened today in American political history.

Click here for: Thursday, July 24

● EPA plan for Four Corners haze survives review

● Regulators blitz foreclosure relief scammers

● FOIA suit seeks clemency program documents

● GOP plan raids low-income families

● Human smugglers caught in ICE net

● Birds threatened by football stadium

UN: Rockets Found In Gaza School ‘Have Gone Missing’

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The U.N.’s Palestine relief agency said it followed protocol in notifying local Palestinian authorities of the discovered weapons.

Hagel Offers To House Additional Undocumented Children, Extend Base Leases

The Pentagon currently houses 2,500 undocumented children, on three military bases, who have fled Central America where crime is on the rise.

Pentagon: Russia Continues To Supply Weapons To Separatists

Pentagon Spokesman Col. Steve Warren said that Russia continues to supply the Ukrainian separatists with weapons and “includes training on air defense systems.”

IRS Stopped Internal Lerner Email Investigation

“We have gone out of our way not to talk to anyone that they might potentially want to interview about what happened three years ago when the hard drives crashed,” said Koskinen.