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Obama Campaign Spox Leaves HUD, Heads To DoD

Colburn served as the national communications director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

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Pentagon “Not Concerned” Over Iranian Military Ships Approaching US Maritime Border

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Tuesday “the Army’s fleet of warships is now in the Gulf of Aden and they are moving towards the Atlantic Ocean.”

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Hagel To Tap Top Ethics Officer

Hagel has not decided who will fulfill the position, but noted that it will be announced soon.

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Hagel Urges Emphasis on Morality Among Widespread Military Scandals

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered service leaders to add urgency to their drive to ensure “moral character and moral courage”

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Navy To Address Contracting Scandals

A powerful congressman is requesting that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus brief the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the circumstances that led to two of the Navy’s ship commanders facing criminal charges related to a contracting scandal.

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Pentagon Prepared To Evacuate Americans From Olympic Games If Necessary

The Pentagon formally announced Thursday that it plans to send two Navy warships into the Black Sea as a “prudent precaution.”

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NATO Chiefs Of Defense Discuss Post-2014 Afghan Drawdown

The NATO chiefs of defense discussed delays caused by Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States.

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Hagel Orders Full Review Of Nuclear Force

In a memo sent to military leaders, Hagel cited a string of setbacks in the nuclear missile force that “threaten to jeopardize” public trust.

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Pentagon Proposal Would Leave 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan After 2014

However all proposals are contingent on Afghan President Hamid Karzai signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), which he has refused to do..

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Hagel Meets With Iraqi Speaker

Hagel has provided al-Nujaifi with an update on a U.S. plan to accelerate the delivery of “critical defense equipment” to those Iraqi Security Forces conducting missions in the country’s Anbar Province.

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Tuesday, July 28

● Court revives consumer agency challenge

● New moms get scanty advice on infant care

● Automaker fined for defective vehicles

● Park rangers shrink in face of attendance growth

● WordPress urged to delete terrorist content

● Sixth sense: ACRU sees dead voters

Pentagon: SecDef To Decide On U.S. – Turkish Military Negotiations

Turkey has offered military bases as staging areas for manned and unmanned U.S. warplanes.

New York City’s LaGuardia Airport to Be Fully Rebuilt

Cuomo

Vice President Joe Biden reportedly helped fast-track regulatory approval for the project after calling the airport “third world” last year.

The World in 2:00 – July 27, 2015

The World in 2:00

The Obama Administration balances diplomatic engagement with human rights principles in Kenya, Cuba and Malaysia.

Warren, Cummings & Gingrich: Increase Federal Investments In Scientific Research

Capitol

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said that one of the “most fiscally responsible steps we can take” as a country is to boost research funding for diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and cancer.

Pentagon: Carter Reviewing Base Security Recommendations

U.S. military bases remain at the third highest level of “Bravo” since 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez killed five service members at a Navy-Marine recruiting office in Chattanooga, TN, on July 16.