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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

01/27/2015

Armed Yemeni men loyal to the Shiite Huthi movement shout slogans during a tribal gathering against al-Qaeda militants in the Bani al-Harith area, north of Sanaa, on Aug. 17, 2014. (credit: MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Al Qaeda Threatening To Execute American In Yemen Following US Raid To Free Him

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is threatening to execute an American photojournalist.

12/04/2014

Assault victim Marine Lance Corporal Stacey Thompson (Ret.) calls for the creation of an independent military  justice system to deal with sexual harassment and assault in the military at a February 2014 news conference.(Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Military Sex Assaults Up 8 Percent

Anonymous survey suggest victims are becoming far more willing to come forward and seek help or file complaints than in years past.

12/03/2014

File photo of the National Guard. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Soldier from Maryland Killed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon says a soldier from Wicomico County is one of two who were killed in Afghanistan.

11/26/2014

Michele Flournoy testifies as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 15, 2011. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Top Candidate For Defense Job Bows Out

Source reveals Michele Flournoy has taken herself out of consideration to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

11/25/2014

A congressionally-authorized program that allows the Pentagon to give surplus gear to local police has been questioned since the overwhelming police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pentagon Pursuing Changes In Surplus Gear Program

The Defense Department has been reviewing a congressionally-authorized program that provides surplus weapons, gear and other equipment to thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country.

11/13/2014

The U.S. military is scaling back its planned Ebola response deployments to Liberia from 4,000 troops to 3,000, the U.S. commander in Liberia said Wednesday. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

US Cutting Back Ebola Military Response

The U.S. military is scaling back its planned Ebola response deployments to Liberia from 4,000 troops to 3,000, the U.S. commander in Liberia said Wednesday.

11/12/2014

Marines lined up to have their temperatures taken by Liberian health workers as they left their planes. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Pentagon Orders 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for Troops

Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines upon their return — longer than required for many civilian health care workers.

10/29/2014

Members of the Iraqi Navy take part in tactical training on Oct. 21, 2014,  in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra. (credit: HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senior US Military Officials: Iraqi Army Unlikely To Be Ready To Launch Major ISIS Counteroffensive For Many Months

Iraq’s fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say.

10/24/2014

File photo of the Pentagon. (credit: -/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials: Woman at Pentagon Doesn’t Have Ebola

A woman who became ill in the Pentagon parking lot does not have Ebola, Virginia public health authorities said Friday, ending a daylong scare that forced the temporary quarantine of military members going to a Marine Corps ceremony in Washington.

10/17/2014

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