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Chuck Hagel: Full interview with the BBC’s Katty Kay
www.bbc.co.uk
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has given a wide-ranging interview to the BBC's Katty Kay. [...]
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US to send two more missile defence warships to Japan to counter North Korea threat
www.telegraph.co.uk
The United States plans to send two more missile defence warships to Japan to counter the threat posed by North Korea's "provocative" actions, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said on Sunday. [...]
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Pentagon’s Chuck Hagel plans to downsize US military
www.bbc.co.uk
Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has unveiled plans to shrink the US Army to its smallest size since before the US entered World War Two. [...]
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DOD Is Stuck with a Flawed $1.5 Trillion Fighter Jet
www.thefiscaltimes.com
On CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, national security correspondent David Martin chronicled the seemingly never-ending list of problems with the Pentagon’s next-generation F-35 fight jet, from cost overruns of $160 billion to technical problems that have plagued the plane’s development. [...]
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Pentagon ex-head Gates criticises Obama’s Afghan tactics
www.bbc.co.uk
Former US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates has written a book strongly criticising President Barack Obama's handling of the war in Afghanistan. [...]
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Senate approves US defense budget plan with sexual assault reforms
www.theguardian.com
$630bn measure authorizes Pentagon's 2014 budget which aims to crack down on military sexual assault [...]
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Revealed: The secret Guantanamo site where the CIA turned terrorists
www.independent.co.uk
The CIA was doing more than just incarcerating and interrogating the hundreds of terror suspects who were rounded up and delivered to the fortified Guantanamo Bay military prison in a remote corner of Cuba in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. In a few cases it was also trying to turn them into double agents. [...]
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The prospect of a deep defense cuts is helping push lawmakers to look for a new budget deal
online.wsj.com
The prospect of a deep cut in defense spending scheduled for next year is helping push Republicans and Democrats to look for a new budget deal, but midterm election politics could complicate any talks. [...]
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Pentagon ordering most of its furloughed civilian employees back to work despite shutdown
www.washingtonpost.com
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work. The decision announced Saturday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is based on a Pentagon legal interpretation of a law called the Pay Our Military Act. That measure was passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama shortly before the partial government shutdown began Tuesday. [...]
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Pentagon spent $5.5bn only hours before govt shutdown
rt.com
As clocks at the Pentagon approached midnight late Monday evening and inched America towards a government shutdown, the United States Department of Defense spent $5.5 billion dollars on an arsenal of items ordered at the last minute by Uncle Sam. [...]
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The Pentagon Wants To Sell $2.7 Billion In Weapons To A Country On The Verge Of Collapse
www.businessinsider.com
This is completely ridiculous...Sell Weapons to a country (Iraq) that cannot afford them to protect a "no fly zone" that doesn't exist yet, and has no real means to pay for the weapons either. Doesn't this seem about par-for-course for this administration! Civil War looms over Iraq, is now the time to go throwing weapons at them? [...]
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Denver International Airport Under Attack…by Russians?
americasnextpresident.com
In an article over at the eutimes.net, I found a story today that really just makes your head swim and wonder "What the hell is our Government and Our President doing?".  Will Americas's Next President do the same things? The headline  "US Calls For Russian Airborne Troops To Take And Hold Denver Airport" caught my attention while perusing the paper today.  The article was actually posted on 24 April 2012.  I am a little slow in looking at sites sometimes, sorry about that.  These "games [...]
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