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Obama Observes Sept. 11 Anniversary At The Pentagon

Speaking at an invitation-only ceremony at the Pentagon on the 13th anniversary of the attack, Obama told family members of victims and survivors in attendance, that “America stands tall.”

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House Condemns Obama for Taliban Prisoner Release

The House expresses their disapproval over the release of detainees in return for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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U.S. Kills Somalian Terrorist Leader In Airstrike

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“Removing Godane from the battlefield is a major symbolic and operational loss to al-Shabab,” Kirby said.

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Hagel Meets With Ukrainian Counterpart

While attending meetings at the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Ukrainian Defense Minister, admonishing Russian aggression and thanking the Minister for his services to democracy

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Chairman Dempsey Participates In Facebook Town Hall

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, addressed questions ranging from international and domestic threats, while pushing for young Americans to join in military service

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ISIS Senior Aide To Leader Reportedly Killed In U.S. Airstrike

Iraqi Defense Minister told a local news organization that a senior aid had been killed Thursday during a U.S. airstrike, however the Pentagon could not confirm such reports

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Pentagon Announces Military Exercises With Ukraine

Two joint military operations will be conducted in the month of September with U.S. and Ukrainian forces, both in-country and in the Black Sea which borders with the recently annexed Crimea region

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Pentagon: Additional Troops To Iraq “Within Days”

Following Tuesday’s announcement that Obama will be sending an additional 350 troops to Baghdad, the Pentagon provided additional details Wednesday

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Pentagon Responds To Putin’s Claim That Russia Could Take Kiev In Weeks

TRNS sat down with Pentagon Spokesman Col. Steve Warren to assess Putin’s claim that Russia is capable of taking Ukraine within weeks

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Pentagon: U.S. Military Forces Conducted Operation In Somalia

On Monday, U.S. forces conducted a military operation in Somalia, however provided no further details than the announcement

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The World in 2:00 – December 1, 2015

The World in 2:00

The U.N. calls for a rapid scale-up of HIV investment on World AIDS Day, and Canada and Australia seek to repair their images at Paris climate talks.

Defense Sec: New “Targeting Force” To Deploy To Iraq And Syria

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.   (Photo by James Cullum)

The force “will over time be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence and capture” members of the Islamic State, Sec. Carter said.

Hoyer Says Refugee Bill Veto Will Stand

The Senate has not yet voted on legislation to tighten the intake process for refugees from Iraq and Syria.

Ryan Pushes For Mental Health Reform

“The common theme with these kinds of shootings is mental illness and this is something we should not be ignoring,” Ryan said.

Obama: A GOP Pres Would Come Around On Climate Change

“American leadership involves not just playing to a narrow constituency back home,” Obama said.

Obama Honors Rosa Parks On 60th Anniversary Of Bus Boycott

“Because Rosa Parks kept her seat, thousands of ordinary commuters walked instead of rode. Because they walked, countless other quiet heroes marched.”