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Hagel Focuses On Sequestration In First Policy Speech

Hagel said that future budget reviews should take unexpected and steep budget cuts that affect the DoD into consideration.

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Obama, Hagel Taking Pay Cuts

The President and the Defense Secretary will each issue checks to the Treasury Department as a sign of solidarity with federal employees struggling with sequestration.

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DoD: We Are Prepared To Defend South Korea

“Make no mistake, we have the assets available inside South Korea and else where to help defend from [aggressive] situations,” Press Secretary George Little said Tuesday.

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North Korea Preps Missiles

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday that the U.S. is taking the stream of threats emanating from the secretive nation seriously.

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Pentagon Taking North Korean Threats Seriously

As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, the U.S. embassy tweeted in Korean and English on Thursday that “two B-2 bombers flew over South Korea today.”

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Obama Administration Welcomes African Leaders

The African leaders met with President Obama at the White House in the afternoon.

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North Korean Military On High Alert

The South Korean Defense Ministry vowed a “thousandfold, ten-thousandfold retaliation” against the North’s aggression.

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Women’s History Month: DoD

This year the Pentagon lifted the ban on women serving in combat units.

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Poll: Americans Balk At Drone Strikes On U.S. Soil

The majority of U.S. citizens, however, strongly support drone strikes against non-U.S. citizens living abroad.

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3 Dead In Quantico Shooting

The shooter claimed the lives of a male and female victim before apparently turning the gun on himself, according to law enforcement officials.

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Pentagon: ISIL Fortifying Defenses In Iraq, Syria

And roughly 6,000 ISIL fighters out of 20,000 – 30,000 have been killed since Operation Inherent Resolve began in August.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – January 23, 2015

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is dead, Yemen’s president steps down and the European Central Bank embarks on its own ‘quantitative easing’ plan.

Pentagon: Yemen Situation Still Unclear

Just who is in control of Yemen?

Senate Dems Blast GOP Over Pipeline Amendments

Schumer said that Democrats were only able to move forward with approximately a third of their proposed amendments.

Alarm Raised On Stalled South Sudan Peace Negotiations

The U.S., U.K. and Norway expressed alarm over the lack of progress since hostilities began in Dec. 2013.

Ashton Carter Nomination Hearing Set For Feb. 4

Senate Armed Service Committee Chair Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo by James Cullum)

And the Senate Armed Services Committee has these other hearings set for this month.