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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


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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Kerry, Hagel Confirmation Hearings Set

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and former Senator Chuck Hagel will have their confirmation hearings in late January, according to the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and Armed Services.

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Bigelow Defends Depiction Of Enhanced Interrogation

Senate lawmakers like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have said that the film is misleading since it suggests enhanced interrogation was a vital move in tracking bin Laden down.

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Poll: More Americans Support Hagel Nod

A plurality of Americans appear to support Chuck Hagel’s nomination as the next head of the Defense Department, according to a ABC/Washington Post poll released Tuesday.

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Schumer Backs Hagel

Chuck Hagel’s confirmation process became a little easier Tuesday after Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that he would back the former Nebraska Senator’s nomination as Defense Secretary.

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Panetta: U.S. Won’t Send Troops Into Mali

The outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said there are no plans to put American troops “on the ground” in Mali, a west African nation that has slowly developed into a hotspot of jihadist activity.

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Former Top Army Acquisition Official Warns Against Chinese Purchase Of American Battery Maker

Citing national security concerns, Dean Popps argues that the independent Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States should block the sale of A123 Systems to Chinese-owned Wanxiang.

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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – November 1-3

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A new UN-backed climate change report, elections in rebel-held Ukraine and FIFA discusses rescheduling the 2022 Qatar World Cup to avoid 117ºF summer heat.

Virgin Galactic Space Ship Crashes In Test Flight

An in-flight anomaly caused a loss of the vehicle over the Mojave Desert.

DoD Civilians Given Guidelines On Ebola

Civilians personnel can either self-monitor or volunteer to go into a 21-day quarantine.

Pew: Latinos Likely to Vote Democrat, Despite No Immigration Reform

Hispanics still trust the Democratic Party more than the GOP to handle other issues besides immigration reform, according to a Pew study.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 31, 2014

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Leadership change in Burkina Faso, Hungary’s prime minister scraps a proposed internet tax and a Russian film star “visits” the front lines of eastern Ukraine.

Interview: A New Frontier In Preventing Prescription Drug Deaths

TRNS interviews Daniel L. Cohen, Forum Chair of the US Abuse Deterrent Coalition