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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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British Defense Minister: Military Support At Olympics Greater Than Expected

During an appearance at the Pentagon Wednesday, British Defense Minister Philip Hammond told reporters that there is a greater need for military resources at this year’s Olympics than previously believed, but that the British government will be able to provide the necessary resources.

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Panetta Offered To Help British With Olympics Security

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters at the Pentagon Wednesday that he offered to help the British government with Olympics security. Panetta added that he has confidence that the British will ultimately provide effective security for the international assembly of athletes.

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Defense CEOs: Sequestration Will Devastate Industry

With the threat of sequestration looming, the House Armed Services Committee invited representatives from the defense Industry to the Hill Wednesday to decry the impact that the automatic cuts in military spending will have on their respective businesses. The heads of Lockheed Martin, EADS North America, Pratt and Whitney as well as the smaller, Texas […]

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Syrian Stockpiles Under Scrutiny

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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Syrians Obligated To Keep Eye On Stockpiles Amid Unrest, Says DoD Spox

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters Tuesday that the Syrian regime has an obligation to keep tabs and ensure the security of their weapon stockpiles.

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DoD Maintains USS Rappahannock Warned Approaching Vessel

During a press briefing Tuesday, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little maintained that U.S. forces attempted to warn an unknown vessel approaching the USS Rappahannock before firing on it.

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Sending Troops To Europe Was The Right Thing To Do

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President Obama has made the right move by sending some of our troops to Eastern Europe. It’s not a big number, but they create an important buffer between those countries and Russia’s Red Army.

Report: 44,000 Duplicate Voters In Virginia, Maryland

DOUBLING UP? A new report says 44,000 voters are registered in both Virginia and Maryland.

A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday.

TRNS News Notes — 4/24/14

News Notes

Obama Asia tour: we’ll defend Japan
Obama: Ukraine sanctions “teed up”
Navy re-assigns ex-Blue Angels commander
Probe: DHS watchdog altered, delayed reports!
FCC upends itself today on net neutrality
FDA to regulate e-cigarettes

Click here for: Thursday, April 24

● Mortgage closings cause consumer pain

● USDA releases $60 million in breastfeeding funds

● FEC unveils an upgrade to website search engine

● Old shipwreck found near Golden Gate Bridge

● Amedisys pays $150 million for Medicare fraud

● Landmarks added to national list

Iraq And Afghanistan Vets To Be Honored In D.C.

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The names of all those who have died in battle since 9/11 will be read aloud at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on May 24.

The Flat-Earth Society Has Arisen Again

Can you imagine what the reaction would be if all four Republican candidates for North Carolina’s senate seat said the sun revolves around the earth?