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Army Chief: Human Error Likely Not Cause of Anthrax Mistake

Human error probably was not a factor in the Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army’s top general said Thursday.

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Annual Rolling Thunder ‘Ride for Freedom’ Honors Veterans

The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air in the nation’s capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom.”


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Obama Administration Renews Push To Give Pentagon The Lead On Drone Strikes

The deaths of an Italian and an American in a covert CIA drone strike in Pakistan — and the rhetorical contortions required of the president when he informed the world — have breathed new urgency into a long-stalled plan to give the Pentagon primacy over targeted killing of terrorists overseas.


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Pentagon Sending Aid To Quake-Ravaged Nepal

Military cargo plane has left Dover Air Force Base with 45 tons of equipment to provide relief for earthquake survivors.



New Pentagon Strategy Warns Of Cyberwar Capabilities

Military planners for the first time advocate using cyberwar techniques to attack and disrupt enemy computer systems.


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Pentagon: ISIS Loses Ground In Iraq, Makes Gains In Syria

The Pentagon says that while Islamic State militants have lost control of up to 6,500 square miles in Iraq, they have gained a bit of ground in Syria since last August.


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Survey: Male Special Operations Soldiers Fear Pentagon Will Lower Standards To Integrate Women Into Units

Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press.


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Pentagon to Host Warrior Games This Summer at Quantico

Wounded warriors from across the country will be converging on northern Virginia this summer for an Olympic-style competition.


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New Defense Chief Vows To Protect Troops’ Safety And Dignity

Ash Carter was sworn in as President Obama’s fourth Secretary of Defense.


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Report: Obama To Ask For Big Increase To Pentagon Budget

Pentagon documents obtained by the AP reveal the president will ask Congress for $534 billion to fund the Defense Department, a nearly 8 percent increase over last year.

Obama will ask for $534 billion for the core budget of Defense Department