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Iraq PM warns of more turmoil if replaced

As thousands of displaced Iraqi’s are threatened by militants from the group Islamic State, the US is sending more troops to Iraq. Phil and Penny talked with AP National Security Correspondent Sagar Meghani from the […]

08/13/2014

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Pentagon to triple cyber staff to thwart attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. Hagel’s comments […]

03/28/2014

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey follows Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after a news conference at the Pentagon, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, where Hagel recommended shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Congress signals tough fight for Pentagon plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers signaled a difficult battle ahead for the Obama administration’s plan to dramatically overhaul the nation’s military, voicing opposition Tuesday to proposed cuts in benefit packages, long-standing weapons programs and bases that […]

02/25/2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

When do nuclear missteps put security in jeopardy?

WASHINGTON (AP) – At what point do breakdowns in discipline put the country’s nuclear security in jeopardy? And when does a string of embarrassing episodes in arguably the military’s most sensitive mission become a pattern […]

01/18/2014

President Barack Obama speaks to members of the military and their families in Anderson Hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 25, 2013, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama signs bipartisan budget deal, defense bill

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan budget deal Thursday easing spending cuts and a defense bill cracking down on sexual assault in the military, marking a modest end to a challenging year […]

12/26/2013

Dec. 19, 2013: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel takes questions as he briefs reporters at the Pentagon in Washington.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Military pension cuts now unsure; changes likely

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s top civilian says it’s time to tame burgeoning military personnel costs, but he’s facing a test of wills with the nation’s powerful veterans groups, which want no cut in their […]

12/23/2013

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Obama orders military to review sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday gave the military a one-year deadline to better prevent and respond to a wave of sexual assault in the ranks and warned that if progress isn’t made, […]

12/20/2013

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, accompanied by Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite, File)

Bipartisan negotiators seek modest budget pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic negotiators reached out for a budget agreement Tuesday to reduce automatic spending cuts aimed at programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, risking a backlash from liberals and conservatives […]

12/10/2013

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Naval academy chief discusses sexual assault case

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy superintendent said Monday that he decided to court-martial two midshipmen in a sexual assault case against a military judge’s recommendation because it is his duty to make […]

12/09/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Hagel says staff cutbacks will save $1 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years. At a Pentagon news conference, Hagel laid out details […]

12/04/2013

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