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Sexual abuse cases put Pentagon under fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, the charges have tumbled out — allegations of sexual assaults in the military that have triggered outrage, from local commanders to Capitol Hill and the Oval Office. But for […]

05/15/2013

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Lawmaker: Another military sex case ‘sickening’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers say they’re outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for alleged sexual […]

05/15/2013

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DOD poised to trim furlough days, add exemptions

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of debate and number-crunching, the Defense Department announced plans Tuesday to furlough about 680,000 of its civilian employees for 11 days through the end of this fiscal year, allowing only […]

05/14/2013

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Officials: Military sex assault reports are up

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Pentagon study shows that the number of sexual assaults reported by members of the military rose from 3,192 to 3,374 in 2012, while the department estimates that as many as […]

05/07/2013

Obama: Sexual assault in military is a ‘betrayal’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says military personnel who engage in sexual assault are betraying the uniform they are wearing. He says he has directed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to “step up our game […]

05/07/2013

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Officials: Israel launches airstrike into Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel launched an airstrike into Syria, apparently targeting a suspected weapons site, U.S. officials said Friday night. The strike occurred overnight Thursday into Friday, the officials told The Associated Press. It did […]

05/04/2013

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US says Syria used chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence has concluded “with some degree of varying confidence” that the Syrian government has twice used chemical weapons in its fierce civil war, the White House and other top administration officials said Thursday.

04/25/2013

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Hagel: US committed to Israel’s military edge

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel assured Israel on Monday that the Obama administration is committed to preserving and improving the Jewish state’s military edge and affirmed Israel’s right to decide for itself whether to attack Iran to stop it from building a nuclear bomb.

04/22/2013

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Hagel: Israel, US see ‘exactly same’ Iran threat

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the United States and Israel see “exactly the same” threat from Iran, but differ on when it may reach the point of requiring U.S. or […]

04/21/2013

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Pentagon chief calls Boston attack ‘act of terror’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling the Boston marathon bombing that killed three and wounded more than 140 people a “cruel act of terror.” Hagel said Tuesday that any event with explosive devices is clearly an act of terror.

04/16/2013

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North Korea’s leader showing he’s in charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s new leader is using the threat of a nuclear strike to get concessions on foreign aid rather than trying to trigger military conflict, top U.S. intelligence officials told Congress Thursday.

04/11/2013

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Obama to return 5 percent of salary to Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharing a bit of budget pain, President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary each month to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from government-wide spending cuts.

04/03/2013

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