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Dempsey Mum On Possible Syrian Plans

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters Thursday that he was uncomfortable discussing the breadth of a possible Syrian intervention since he was not yet sure what the U.S. would hope to achieve through any involvement. “Anything at this point vis-à-vis Syria would be hypothetical in the extreme and […]

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Gen. Dempsey: Syria Sanctions Not Working, Intervention Still Undesirable

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged Thursday that the economic pressure currently being applied to Syria is not having the desired effect, but that military intervention is still not the desired course of action. “Certainly it’s moving at a pace that is slower than anybody would want,” Dempsey said […]

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Panetta: Syrian Situation “Intolerable”

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Friday that the humanitarian situation in Syria is simply “intolerable.”

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Panetta Can’t Envision Syrian Intervention Without International Approval

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Friday that he can does not see a scenario in which the U.S. would intervene in Syria without UN approval. “We’re prepared for any contingency, but ultimately the international community and the President of the United States are going to decide what steps we take,” Panetta said during a […]

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Panetta Calls On World Community To Take “Agressive” Stance On Syria

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Friday that he hopes the international community grows more “aggressive” in its attempts to end the crisis in Syria.

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Panetta Rules Out Syria Intervention Without UN Approval

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Friday that he does not see a scenario in which the U.S. would intervene in Syria without UN approval. “Ultimately, the international community and the President of the United States are going to decide what steps we take,” Panetta said during a press conference en-route to Singapore, a stop […]

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DoD Spox: Pentagon Owes President Full Range Of Syrian Options

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters Tuesday that the Defense Department owes President Obama a full range of options when it comes to Syria. Little noted, however, that the U.S. is still focusing on the economic and diplomatic track.

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Pentagon Shocked By Latest Syrian Atrocity

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters Tuesday that, like its allies, the U.S. is shocked by the reports of the massacre in Houla, Syria.

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Pentagon Spox Defends Dempsey’s Syria Remarks

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters Tuesday that a statement by Gen Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggesting the U.S. has plans for military intervention in Syria does not represent a shift in U.S. policy. “Do we plan for just about everything in this Department? Yes,” Little said.

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DoD Concerned Syrian Crisis Could Extend Beyond Its Borders

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters Tuesday that the U.S. is concerned that the crisis in Syria could harm neighboring countries.

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Iraq And Afghanistan Vets To Be Honored In D.C.

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The names of all those who have died in battle since 9/11 will be read aloud at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on May 24.

The Flat-Earth Society Has Arisen Again

Can you imagine what the reaction would be if all four Republican candidates for North Carolina’s senate seat said the sun revolves around the earth?

Hagel Notifies Egypt Of Military Aid, US Certification

This is a relaxation of a partial suspension of aid imposed by the US government after Egypt’s military ousted President Mohamed Mursi cracked down violently on protesters.

Vice News Correspondent Captured By Russian Militants In Ukraine

Simon Ostrovsky was reporting from the eastern city of Sloviansk when he was seized by pro-Russian separatists.

Georgia Governor Approves Gun Rights Bill

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Georgia Gov. Deal called the bill “a great day to affirm our liberties” and said that the bill expands the ability for families to defends themselves.

Air Force Chief of Staff Says Cutting A-10 Necessary To Maintain “Strategic Agility”

General Mark Welsh, the Air Force Chief of Staff, defended the decision to retire the fleet of A-10 “Warthog” planes.