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Troops On Heightened Alert Following North Korean Missile Launch

The soliders are working 24 shifts — 24 hours on, 24 hours off — as a precautionary measure in the wake of the launch, which some experts say is a step in North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclear missile.

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Panetta: Syrians Won’t Use Chemical Weapons On Their Own

On a plane ride to Kuwait Tuesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said no new intelligence showed that the Syrian government would use chemical weapons on its own citizens during its ongoing crisis.

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Gen. Lloyd Austin Headed To CENTCOM

Austin, who had previously served as the U.S. commander in the waning days of the Iraq war, will oversee military involvement in the Middle East.

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Israeli Defense Minister: Sanctions Working, But Not Well Enough

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday that the sanctions imposed against Iran are working, but will likely not be enough to stop the country from developing into a nuclear threat.

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Report: White House Considering Chuck Hagel For Natl. Security Role

The White House is considering tapping retired Republican Senator Chuck Hagel (Neb.) for a national security position, according to Foreign Policy.

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Panetta Orders Ethics Review For Top Officers

Amid a series of scandals that have tinged senior members of the Armed Forces, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered a review of ethical conduct among the country’s top officers. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey will head the process by working with the service chiefs to ensure that the military […]

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Army General Demoted After Misusing Funds

General William E. Ward, who until 2011 headed U.S. Africa Command, will be demoted before retiring after he was found to have misused hundreds of thousands of dollars on unauthorized travel. The move, announced by the Pentagon Tuesday evening, demotes Ward from a four-star Major General to a three-star Lieutenant General. In addition, Ward will […]

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Obama Standing By Allen

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today that President Obama “has faith” in Gen. John Allen, the U.S. top Commander in Afghanistan who is apparently linked to the email scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus last week. Carney added that the president “thinks very highly” of Allen, who Obama nominated to […]

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What’s Next For John Kerry?

Tuesday brought a new signal over what could be next for Massachusetts Senator John Kerry (D). Kerry, who unsuccessfully ran for President in 2004, currently serves as the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was considered a likely replacement for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. However, the Washington Post reports that Kerry could […]

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Top General Linked To Petraeus Scandal

General John Allen, the head of coalition forces in Afghanistan, appears to be linked to the scandal that resulted in CIA Director David Petraeus stepping down. Petraeus’ biographer and suspected mistress, Paula Broadwell, allegedly sent threatening emails to Jill Kelley, a Tampa, Florida based social director. The action prompted an FBI investigation that determined that […]

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LISTEN: The Day Ahead – October 1, 2014

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Protests and pageantry for Chinese National Day in Hong Kong, Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama and the White House fence jumper appears in court.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – September 30, 2014

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The latest on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Secret Service Chief Grilled Over Security Lapses

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee say there’s a question of leadership within the Secret Service.

White House: Obama Still Has Confidence In Secret Service

“When you are dealing with a chaotic situation … conflicting facts can merge,” Earnest said in response to new revelations about the fence jumper.

Violinist Joshua Bell Plays In Union Station

Bell played an unannounced show in the D.C. metro seven years ago as part of a social experiment.