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Lori Robinson nominated as first US female combatant chief
www.bbc.co.uk
US Defence Secretary Ash Carter nominates General Lori Robinson as the first female to lead a combatant command at the Pentagon. [...]
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The Pentagon has no clue how many weapons it has lost to ISIS.
www.motherjones.com
This isn't good. For more than a decade, the United States has supplied huge quantities of weapons and military hardware to the Iraqi government [...]
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Pentagon urged to boot chaplains who oppose ‘gay’ marriage
www.wnd.com
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision to redefine marriage in all 50 states, the Pentagon is now being urged to “cleanse itself” of chaplains who refuse to support same-sex marriage. [...]
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Pentagon facility inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples to 51 labs
www.bignewsnetwork.com
The Pentagon disclosed Wednesday that it inadvertently shipped samples that may carry live anthrax to 51 laboratories in 17 states, the District of Columbia and three foreign countries over the past decade. [...]
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Facing threat in Congress, Pentagon races to resettle Guantanamo inmates
www.santafenewmexican.com
Forty-eight of the prisoners approved for transfer out of Guantanamo Bay are Yemeni.  [...]
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Pentagon balks at congressional bid to ease multiyear deal terms
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The Pentagon is pushing back against congressional moves to ease requirements for multiyear weapons procurements, saying it will continue to insist that such deals ... [...]
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U.S. Misses Real Threat of China’s Fake Islands
www.bloombergview.com
Congress and military leaders demand Obama do something about Beijing's mischief. [...]
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Pentagon chief sends military wish lists to Congress with reservations
whbl.com
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday sent Congress the military's annual "wish lists," including 12 Boeing Co F/A-18 fighter jets and 14 Lockheed ... [...]
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Pentagon silent on Iraq’s prediction of Tikrit air strikes
www.euronews.com
The Pentagon declined comment on Iraqi President Fouad Massoum’s prediction on Wednesday that the U.S.-led coalition would soon carry out air strikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, saying the United States would not discuss future military operations. [...]
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Large cache of US chemical weapons to be destroyed
www.bbc.co.uk
The US is set to destroy its largest remaining cache of chemical-laden artillery shells, bringing it closer to complying with an international treaty. [...]
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Pentagon says classified data on U.S. F-35 jet fighter program remains secure
www.reuters.com
The Pentagon on Tuesday said classified data about the $399 billion F-35 fighter jet program remains secure, despite fresh documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden [...]
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US Centcom Twitter account hacked by pro-IS group
www.bbc.co.uk
The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the US military command have been suspended after being hacked by a group claiming to back Islamic State. One message on Centcom's Twitter feed said: "American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back." [...]
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U.S. advisers in Iraq stay out of combat but see fight edge nearer
www.washingtonpost.com
Although not engaged in a ground fight, troops are in areas in the thick of the battle against the Islamic State. [...]
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The top five items atop Ashton Carter’s Pentagon to-do list
www.aei.org
A recent hearing on the findings of the blue-ribbon National Defense Panel points to several key items that need to be on the Pentagon's to-do list. [...]
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Fit for purpose
www.economist.com
More hawkish than Hagel ASHTON CARTER once urged the pre-emptive bombing of North Korea’s nuclear facilities. (It was in an article he wrote in 2006, while out of office.) He also wanted American troops to stay on in Iraq after 2011. Yet Barack Obama, who is hardly known for his hawkishness, appears poised to name him as defense secretary. [...]
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