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Sequester Would Hammer Defense Budget

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If the sequester proceeds as planned next month, then the Pentagon will experience a 13 percent cut. Experts say that for the sake of U.S. national security, that must not be allowed to happen.

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Panetta And Dempsey Defend Benghazi Response

Panetta said that the U.S. used all available resources to save American lives, but that the surprise nature of the attack made an earlier response impossible.

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GOP Lawmakers: Dodge Sequestration Through Workforce Reductions

Republican lawmakers from both chambers are proposing legislation to avert the looming threat of sequestration for Fiscal Year 2013 by replacing the automatic Defense cuts with savings incurred from reducing the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition.

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McCain Won’t Filibuster Hagel

The decision from McCain not to join Republican efforts to block the nominee means that Democrats may be moving closer to the 60 votes needed to override a filibuster.

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Poll: Most Voters Think Hagel Will Be Confirmed

A wide majority of likely voters believe that Chuck Hagel will likely be confirmed by the Senate as the U.S.’ next Defense Secretary, according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports.

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Levin: Panetta To Testify On Benghazi

Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is slated to testify before lawmakers on the Benghazi attacks, Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters Tuesday.

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Poll: Wide Majority Support Women In Combat Roles

66 percent said they support allowing women in combat while just 26 percent say they do not.

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Pentagon Opens Frontlines To Women

The Pentagon has removed the legal barrier preventing women from serving in direct combat roles. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

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Pentagon Lifting Ban On Combat Roles For Women

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The Pentagon will lift a ban on female servicemembers directly serving in combat roles, according to a senior Defense official.

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Gen. John Allen Cleared In Petraeus Scanal

Allen, who is married, was accused of sending sexually explicit emails to a Florida-based party planner.

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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

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – September 2, 2014

The World in 2:00

A UN warning on Ebola, the Islamic State claims to have killed another American journalist, and a 41-year-old Italian is the EU’s next foreign policy chief.

Royce “Disgusted” By Alleged ISIS Execution

Ed Royce

“I am disgusted by what appears to be another horrendous killing of an American journalist at the hands of ISIS,” Royce said in a statement. “My thoughts and prayers are with Steven Sotloff’s family.”

CDC Head Predicts Ebola Epidemic “Likely To Get Worse”

“Everything I’ve seen suggests that over the next few weeks, it’s likely to get worse,” Frieden said.

ISIS Video Shows Purported Execution Of American Journalist

Photo/ The Daily Caller

“Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for preservation of American lives and interests,” Sotloff says in the video.