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On Intel Leaks, Pentagon Officials Provide Lawmakers With Perspective

By Luke Vargas The saying goes that one small leak can sink a ship, but on the topic of sensitive national intelligence disclosures, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) thinks that phrase needs some perspective when applied to the complex world of national security. “A lot of people have a lot of information,” […]

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Pentagon Can’t Confirm If Bulgaria Bomber Was GITMO Inmate

During a briefing at the Pentagon Thursday, Press Secretary George Little said that he could not confirm if the suspect in the Bulgaria attack was a Guantanamo Bay inmate at one point.

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Use Of Chemical Weapons Will Escalate Syrian Conflict, Warns Pentagon Spox

During a briefing at the Pentagon Thursday, Press Secretary George Little warned that the use of chemical weapons in Syria by the Assad regime would bring the county’s conflict to new levels.

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Momentum Shifting In Syria, Says Pentagon Spox

During a briefing at the Pentagon Thursday, Press Secretary George Little said that it appears clear that the momentum in Syria is shifting away from the Assad regime.

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Pentagon Spox: Syria Responsible For Securing Chemical Weapons

During a briefing at the Pentagon Thursday, Press Secretary George Little emphasized that it is Syria’s responsibility to ensure that their chemical weapon stockpiles are adequately protected.

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UPDATE: Pentagon To Continue Funding Pro Sports Sponsorships

The lawmakers behind the effort say it would repeal $80 million worth of contracts with sports franchises that are aimed at promoting the armed forces.

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Syria “Rapidly Spinning Out Of Control,” Says Panetta

During a press conference Wednesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta noted that the situation in Syria is “rapidly spinning out of control.”

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Panetta: Syria Will Be Held Responsible For Stockpile Safety

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Wednesday that the Syrian government will be held responsible if they fail to protect the country’s stockpiles of chemical weapons amid growing unrest. “It’s something we have made very clear to them,” Panetta said alongside British Defense Minister Philip Hammond during a press briefing at the Pentagon. “They have […]

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British Defense Minister Fears A Disorderly Transition In Syria

During a press conference at the Pentagon Wednesday, British Defense Minister Philip Hammond expressed concern over a hasty transition in Syria, noting that the country’s chemical stockpiles may come into jeopardy in such an occurrence.

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Pentagon: U.S. Can Defeat Iranian Efforts To Close Strait Of Hormuz

During a press conference at the Pentagon Wednesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stated that the U.S. had invested in the capabilities to defeat any move from Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz.

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Obama Signs Bill Banning Iranian Diplomat From U.S.

Hamid Abutalebi was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran where Americans were held for more than a year.

Homs, Syria A “Theatre Of Death And Destruction”: UN Envoy

Recent fighting in the city has cut its residents off from urgent deliveries of humanitarian aid, the opposition Syrian National Coalition said.

Crimea Will Be Ours Again: Ukraine PM

Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine is ready to fight to hold onto the annexed region, but will concentrate on working with the international community.

Review On Keystone Pipeline Delayed, Again

The delayed review of the pipeline now likely takes the issue off the table for the upcoming November elections.

White House: Antisemitic Flyers Disturbing, But Origins Unclear

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday told TRNS he wasn’t sure who was behind antisemitic flyers in eastern Ukraine.

Experts: Despite Little Progress, ‘Pivot To Asia’ Not Yet Dead

Senior Administration Officials

A talk hosted by The Brookings Institution looked at how the Obama administration can still make it’s ‘pivot to Asia’ work despite lost time.