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Report details flaws in Army’s handling of PTSD

SEATTLE (AP) — An Army report released Friday finds the service still has trouble diagnosing and treating soldiers for post-traumatic stress disorder, despite more than doubling its number of military and civilian behavioral health workers over the past five years.

03/08/2013

Chuck Hagel

Senate to vote on moving ahead on Hagel nod

WASHINGTON (AP) – A deeply divided Senate is moving toward a vote on President Barack Obama’s contentious choice of Chuck Hagel to head the Defense Department.

02/26/2013

Leon Panetta

Pentagon notifies Congress of likely furloughs

WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1 he may be compelled to furlough the “vast majority” of the Defense Department’s 800,000 civilian workers.

02/20/2013

Leon Panetta

Obama salutes Panetta as he prepares to retire

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Calling it “the honor of my life,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said farewell to the U.S. military, capping a venerated public service career that spanned four decades.

02/08/2013

Leon Panetta

Panetta warns of ‘crisis’ in military readiness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looming across-the-board budget cuts present the U.S. military with the most significant readiness crisis in more than a decade and quick action is needed to avoid the spending reductions, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned.

02/07/2013

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Sister soldiers

Are women ready for frontline combat? ABC’s Cecilia Vega shows you what it takes to be a woman on the front lines.

01/24/2013

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Troops: Women should meet same standards as men

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Iraq vet Alma Felix hopes the U.S. military’s new rules to open hundreds of thousands of combat jobs to women will lead society to recognize that female troops can be courageous warriors.

01/24/2013

Retired U.S. General John Allen

White House: Allen’s NATO nomination to go ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday it will go ahead with Gen. John Allen’s nomination to become commander of NATO forces in Europe, following his exoneration in a Pentagon investigation.

01/23/2013

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Panetta: US-British working to free hostages

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. is working with the British and Algerian governments to assess the situation at a natural gas complex in the Sahara where Islamic militants are holding hostages from at least 10 countries.

01/18/2013

Leon Panetta, Defense Secretary of the US

US confirms Americans taken after Algeria attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the U.S. “will take all necessary and proper steps” to deal with an Islamist attack on a natural gas field in southern Algeria that has resulted in Americans and other foreigners taken hostage.

01/16/2013

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