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House Armed Forces Chair: Obama Needs To Lead Sequestration Opposition

During an event on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Young Gun Network Thursday, House Armed Forces Chairman Buck McKeon stressed that if President Obama came out in support of avoiding defense sequestration in an op-ed, similar to the one he wrote last week on the importance of cybersecurity, the problem would be solved.  

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Pentagon Attributes F-22 Troubles To Pilots’ Vests

Pentagon press secretary George Little told reporters Tuesday that the Air Force has determined that a valve in a pressure vest worn by pilots operating in high altitudes was inflating the vest improperly and leading to breathing problems. The valve will be replaced.

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DoD Easing F-22’s Flight Restrictions

The Defense Department announced Tuesday that they will be easing flight restrictions initially placed on F-22 fighter jets after several pilots reported feeling the symptoms of oxygen deprivation mid-flight. Pentagon press secretary George Little told reporters that the Air Force has determined that a valve in a pressure vest worn by pilots operating in high […]

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Pentagon Confident Iraq Can Withstand Violence

The Defense Department reaffirmed their confidence in Iraq’s security capabilities Tuesday, one day after the country suffered its most violent day since 2009. “We believe that the Iraqi government is capable of providing for its own security and addressing internal threats that it’s facing, from al Qaeda or from other groups perhaps,” DoD press secretary […]

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Pentagon Confident In Iraqi Security Capabilities In Face Of Renewed Violence

The Defense Department reaffirmed their confidence in Iraq’s security capabilities Tuesday, one day after the country suffered its most violent day since 2009. “We believe that the Iraqi government is capable of providing for its own security and addressing internal threats that it’s facing, from al Qaeda or from other groups perhaps,” DoD press secretary […]

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On Intel Leaks, Pentagon Officials Provide Lawmakers With Perspective

By Luke Vargas The saying goes that one small leak can sink a ship, but on the topic of sensitive national intelligence disclosures, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) thinks that phrase needs some perspective when applied to the complex world of national security. “A lot of people have a lot of information,” […]

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Pentagon Can’t Confirm If Bulgaria Bomber Was GITMO Inmate

During a briefing at the Pentagon Thursday, Press Secretary George Little said that he could not confirm if the suspect in the Bulgaria attack was a Guantanamo Bay inmate at one point.

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Use Of Chemical Weapons Will Escalate Syrian Conflict, Warns Pentagon Spox

During a briefing at the Pentagon Thursday, Press Secretary George Little warned that the use of chemical weapons in Syria by the Assad regime would bring the county’s conflict to new levels.

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Momentum Shifting In Syria, Says Pentagon Spox

During a briefing at the Pentagon Thursday, Press Secretary George Little said that it appears clear that the momentum in Syria is shifting away from the Assad regime.

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Pentagon Spox: Syria Responsible For Securing Chemical Weapons

During a briefing at the Pentagon Thursday, Press Secretary George Little emphasized that it is Syria’s responsibility to ensure that their chemical weapon stockpiles are adequately protected.

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UN: Rockets Found In Gaza School ‘Have Gone Missing’

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The U.N.’s Palestine relief agency said it followed protocol in notifying local Palestinian authorities of the discovered weapons.

Hagel Offers To House Additional Undocumented Children, Extend Base Leases

The Pentagon currently houses 2,500 undocumented children, on three military bases, who have fled Central America where crime is on the rise.

Pentagon: Russia Continues To Supply Weapons To Separatists

Pentagon Spokesman Col. Steve Warren said that Russia continues to supply the Ukrainian separatists with weapons and “includes training on air defense systems.”

IRS Stopped Internal Lerner Email Investigation

“We have gone out of our way not to talk to anyone that they might potentially want to interview about what happened three years ago when the hard drives crashed,” said Koskinen.

LISTEN: The World In Two Minutes – July 23, 2014

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“A Tale of Two Transcripts” – Was it right for U.N. Secretary-General to accept a lift from Qatar on his way to broker peace talks in the Middle East?