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DoD: We Are Prepared To Defend South Korea

“Make no mistake, we have the assets available inside South Korea and else where to help defend from [aggressive] situations,” Press Secretary George Little said Tuesday.

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North Korea Preps Missiles

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday that the U.S. is taking the stream of threats emanating from the secretive nation seriously.

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Pentagon Taking North Korean Threats Seriously

As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, the U.S. embassy tweeted in Korean and English on Thursday that “two B-2 bombers flew over South Korea today.”

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Obama Administration Welcomes African Leaders

The African leaders met with President Obama at the White House in the afternoon.

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North Korean Military On High Alert

The South Korean Defense Ministry vowed a “thousandfold, ten-thousandfold retaliation” against the North’s aggression.

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Women’s History Month: DoD

This year the Pentagon lifted the ban on women serving in combat units.

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Poll: Americans Balk At Drone Strikes On U.S. Soil

The majority of U.S. citizens, however, strongly support drone strikes against non-U.S. citizens living abroad.

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3 Dead In Quantico Shooting

The shooter claimed the lives of a male and female victim before apparently turning the gun on himself, according to law enforcement officials.

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TRNS Interview: Veterans Wait-Listed For Physical And Mental Health Benefits

Ann Weeby, an event organizer for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), said over half a million returning troops who file Veterans Affairs claims will have to wait over 125 days before they are considered by the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive physical and mental health benefits.

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Pentagon Delaying Furlough Notices For Two Weeks

In a statement, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little attributed the delay to the recently-passed continuing resolution.

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McCain Pushing Lindsey Graham to Run In 2016

“I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham,” Sen. John McCain said.

Jerry Jones: Scale of Homelessness Needs Addressing

City ordinances cracking down on encampments and feeding the homeless are not a good solution, according the Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless.

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies

The Barry family released a statement Sunday morning announcing the former mayor’s death saying Barry passed away around midnight at United Medical Center

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Steps Down

Hagel will stay on as Defense Secretary until a successor is approved by the Senate.

Iran Nuclear Talks Extended Until 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry warned over the weekend that there were “serious gaps” in the negotiations

TRNS News Notes-11/24

On edge, Ferguson waits; Immigration: Obama defends his action; Immigration: Republicans lash out; Iran nuke talks: Deadline day today; House Intel Committee Benghazi report: All clear; Israel set to define itself as Jewish state: Storm