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Hagel Praises LGBT Community At Pentagon Pride Event

“Now they can serve openly, with full honor, integrity and respect,” he said. “This makes our military and our nation stronger, much stronger.”

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Special Forces Official Wary Of Integrating Women

Women make up about 14 percent of the 1.4 million active U.S. military personnel.

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Afghan Forces Take Security Lead

There are currently 185,000 Afghan nationals enlisted in its military operations.

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Hagel To Attend Gay Pride Event At The Pentagon

White House adviser Valerie Jarrett will be giving the keynote address on behalf of President Obama.

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Hagel: Commanders Should Continue To Handle Sexual Assault Cases

“I don’t personally believe that you can eliminate the command structure in the military from this [legal] process because it is the culture, it is the institution, it is the people within the institution who have to fix the problem.”

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Leahy: State Prosecutors Could Tackle Military Sexual Misconduct

“Allowing state prosecutors to prosecute would send a warning to military commanders that to do things as they have always done is no longer acceptable.

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Hagel Says DoD Reviewing Relationship With Contractors

Edward Snowden, a former employee of Booz Allen Hamilton who identified himself as the whistleblower behind the NSA leaks, was paid a six-figure salary.

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The Crisis In Syria Is Going Where?

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations held a conference in Washington today to discuss the escalating regional conflict in Syria.

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House Intelligence Chair Says NSA Tracking Halted Terror Plot

“In the last few years this program was used to stop a terrorist attack in the U.S,” Rogers said during a press conference.

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Veterans Affairs Hosting “Boot Camps” To Help End Homelessness

TRNS Interview

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Monday, January 26

● Judge to DREAMers: ‘Hit the road’

● Union membership declined slightly in 2014

● Identity theft ring smashed in D.C.

● Record-breaking year for airport screenings

● Dog sniffs heroin in woman’s body

● Connecting sun to sockets

 

Pentagon: ISIL Fortifying Defenses In Iraq, Syria

And roughly 6,000 ISIL fighters out of 20,000 – 30,000 have been killed since Operation Inherent Resolve began in August.

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is dead, Yemen’s president steps down and the European Central Bank embarks on its own ‘quantitative easing’ plan.

Pentagon: Yemen Situation Still Unclear

Just who is in control of Yemen?

Senate Dems Blast GOP Over Pipeline Amendments

Schumer said that Democrats were only able to move forward with approximately a third of their proposed amendments.

Alarm Raised On Stalled South Sudan Peace Negotiations

The U.S., U.K. and Norway expressed alarm over the lack of progress since hostilities began in Dec. 2013.