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Difficult First Trip To Afghanistan For Hagel

Hagel disputed Karzai’s claim that the United States and Taliban are working together to destabilize the country.

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Hagel Makes First Trip To Afghanistan As Defense Secretary

Hagel will be meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai

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Poll: Public Wants Cuts, But Not To Military Spending

61 percent want 5 percent in cuts while 33 percent said they were opposed. When it comes to military spending, 60 percent opposed reductions while just 34 percent said they supported it.

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Hagel and Israeli Defense Minister Hold First Meeting

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held his first foreign counterpart meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Tuesday at the Pentagon.

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Hagel Welcomes Israeli Defense Minister To The Pentagon

The pair will hold meetings with US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren.

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Analysis: Sequester Will Reduce Military Readiness

Now that sequestration has taken effect, many Americans are wondering exactly how the budget cuts will impact the U.S. military. Global intelligence assessment firm Stratfor has perhaps the best and most extensive answer to this question.

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Pentagon Prepares For Sequestration

Newly sworn-in Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Friday that now that the deadline for sequestration seems all but unavoidable, the U.S. can prepare for a series of national security setbacks.

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House Armed Services Chairs Blast Dems Over Defense Cuts

“I have never in my lifetime seen such a lack of leadership and truth telling emanating from the White House and our Commander in Chief,” said McKeon. (Photo Credit Maggie Ybarra)

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Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty, Maintains He Hasn’t Aided The Enemy

Bradley Manning, the former Army private charged with delivering secret U.S. documents to the whistleblower site WikiLeaks, pleaded guilty Thursday to 10 charges but maintained his innocence for an additional 12, including aiding the enemy.

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Critics: Sequester Reveals States’ Heavy Reliance On Feds

For states that rely heavily on federal government spending — states such as Virginia — the seemingly imminent budget cuts known as “sequestration” are a wake-up call.

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Protests and pageantry for Chinese National Day in Hong Kong, Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama and the White House fence jumper appears in court.

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The latest on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Secret Service Chief Grilled Over Security Lapses

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee say there’s a question of leadership within the Secret Service.

White House: Obama Still Has Confidence In Secret Service

“When you are dealing with a chaotic situation … conflicting facts can merge,” Earnest said in response to new revelations about the fence jumper.

Violinist Joshua Bell Plays In Union Station

Bell played an unannounced show in the D.C. metro seven years ago as part of a social experiment.