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White House Not Totally Sure if Ash Carter is SecDef Nominee
spectator.org
"Ash Carter" is far too close to "Ashton Kutcher" for my tastes, and I'm going to stand by that as the reason I'm not fully supporting his nomination. [...]
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Ash Carter to be Defense Secretary nominee: reports
www.washingtontimes.com
Ash Carter is expected to be nominated by President Obama to replace Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary. [...]
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US defence secretary Hagel submits resignation
www.bignewsnetwork.com
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned Monday after less than two years in the top military post and days after he raised questions about the US strategy against the Islamic State. [...]
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Scapegoating Hagel
www.theamericanconservative.com
Dumping Hagel is a way of appearing to shake up the administration following the midterms without doing anything that would change the way that the administration operates. [...]
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Pentagon official upbeat on streamlining U.S. military acquisitions
www.reuters.com
The Pentagon and Congress have better-than-ever odds of reaching agreement on how to streamline myriad overlapping laws that slow the process for buying military equipment and services, [...]
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David Ignatius: U.S. boots are already on the ground against the Islamic State
www.washingtonpost.com
The U.S. has extensive experience with covert operations. [...]
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US general: Ground troops option if anti-IS strategy failsd
www.bbc.co.uk
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State (IS) militants if the current US-led strategy fails, top US General Martin Dempsey has said. [...]
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GAO Says Pentagon Broke Law in Bergdahl Case
blogs.rollcall.com
The Defense Department violated the law when it didn’t tell Congress before transferring five Taliban detainees from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to Qatar in return for the Taliban’s release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Government Accountability Office said in a legal decision made public Thursday. [...]
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Pentagon researches ‘more mobile’ hi-tech tank
www.bbc.co.uk
The research arm of the US military is looking at designs for new hi-tech tanks, focusing less on armour and more on mobility and speed. [...]
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Senate Will Review Militarization of Police in Defense Bill, Levin Says
blogs.rollcall.com
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee will look into the program that provides Pentagon surplus to local police before the full Senate considers the next defense authorization. [...]
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US air strikes in Iraq will have minimal impact on Isis – Pentagon
www.theguardian.com
Senior Pentagon planning officer says strikes have slowed Isis's advance on Irbil but are unlikely to affect militants significantly [...]
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The US bombing its own guns perfectly sums up America’s total failure in Iraq
www.vox.com
This one bitterly ironic detail encapsulates a decade of American misadventure in Iraq. [...]
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Reluctant US returns to Iraq frontline amid humanitarian crisis
www.bbc.co.uk
The United States has been reluctant to get drawn back into Iraq in military terms and for good reason. For one thing, President Barack Obama came to office seeking to extricate the US from foreign wars, not to begin new ones. [...]
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Iraq conflict: US aid drop follows fresh raids on militants
www.bbc.co.uk
The US has conducted its second air-drop of food and water to thousands of Iraqis hiding in mountains from jihadist fighters, the Pentagon says. [...]
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Obey: Pentagon research indicates social media can be used to control people like robots
www.washingtontimes.com
Millions of Americans use social media every day, and the Pentagon wants to know how to how the information they see might be used to control their behavior as if they were robots. [...]
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