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ISAF Official Denies Afghanistan’s Security Transfer Will Be Sped Up

ISAF’s Deputy Commander played reports Wednesday that NATO may speed up its transition of security responsibilities in Afghanistan in light of a rash of insider attacks from Afghan forces. “I think the reporting of those comments was perhaps at best misleading and perhaps at worst somewhat mischievous,” Lt. Gen. Adrian Bradshaw of the British Army […]

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NATO Secretary General’s Term Extended

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s term as the head of the international military coalition will be extended, the coalition decided Wednesday. The upcoming term, which will Rasmussen’s fifth, will last until July 31st 2014. Rasmussen’s tenure as NATO head has placed him in a key role overseeing NATO action in Libya as well as […]

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Obama’s Sequester Move Irks Senate Republicans

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unleashed a blistering criticism of the Obama administration today for relaxing lay-off notice rules for defense contractors. On Friday, the administration’s Office of Management Personnel informed contracting giant Lockheed Martin that it would not be required to provide lay-off notices to employees 90 days in advance. The company announced that it […]

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Afghanistan War Enters 11th Year As Death Toll Hits 2,000

The war in Afghanistan officially entered its 11th year on Sunday, the same day that media outlets reported that 2,000 American soldiers have died since the start of the conflict. Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens was the latest American casualty confirmed by the Defense Department. Stephens, a 39 year-old man from Tolar, Texas, died […]

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Panetta Says Benghazi Attack Was Terrorism, But Perpetrators’ Affiliations Remain A Mystery

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Thursday that the attack on a U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi was a blatant act of terror, but that the group behind the violence was not yet identified. “A group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate and against our individuals,” Panetta said during […]

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Romney Endorsed By 42 Medal Of Honor Recipients

By Zach Schwartz Today Mitt Romney announced the endorsements of 42 Medal of Honor recipients including Thomas Norris who was one of three Navy SEALs to receive the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Vietnam War and Leo Thorsness, who spent six years in captivity in North Vietnam as a prisoner of war. […]

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Navy Names Research Vessel After Neil Armstrong

The Navy announced Monday that a research vessel being constructed to map deep portions of the ocean will be named after recently-deceased astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon. “Naming this class of ships and this vessel after Neil Armstrong honors the memory of an extraordinary individual, but more importantly, […]

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U.S. Returns Last Of Surge Forces From Afghanistan

The drawdown leaves Afghanistan with 68,000 U.S. soldiers and approximately 30,000 soldiers from other ISAF nations.

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Obama Marks One Year Anniversary Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal

President Barack Obama marked the one-year anniversary of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’s repeal Thursday, saying that the elimination of the controversial law banning gay and lesbian soldiers from openly serving “upheld the fundamental American values of fairness and equality.” “Gay and lesbian Americans now no longer need to hide who they love in order to […]

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Pentagon Comptroller: Sequestration Must Be Stopped, Not Tweaked

During a hearing with the House Armed Services Committee Thursday, Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said that there is no legislative tweak Congress can make to improve sequestration. Rather, Hale said, Congress needs to stop the deep cuts to the Defense budget completely. “We need to avoid this thing, not try to make it better,” […]

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Obama Awards Medal Of Honor For Valor In 2008 Battle Of Wanat

Army Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, 28, is the ninth living recipient of the nation’s highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Deploys National Guard To Border

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“I will not stand idly by,” said Perry.

MH17: U.N. Security Council Backs International Probe Of Crash

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power watches as Russia's Vitaly Churkin casts a Security Council vote in favor of an international investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Four days after incident, global community demands that armed groups cease “any actions that may compromise the integrity of the crash site.”

Dept. of Transportation “Ready To Help” In MH17 Investigations

“We are working closely with our partners in the U.S. intelligence agencies and law enforcement communities,” Foxx said.

LISTEN: The World In Two Minutes – July 21, 2014


The U.N. Security Council tries to tackle violence between Israel and Hamas, as well as the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine.