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Pentagon Wants More Workers Exempt From Furloughs

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Pentagon and administration lawyers are looking for ways to expand the number of Defense Department civilians who are exempt from furloughs, amid worries that the government shutdown is damaging U.S. credibility among its international allies.

10/01/2013

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GOP Seeks Health Care Delay

A one-year delay in key parts of the nation’s health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices has been imposed by the Republican controlled House.

09/29/2013

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Government Seeks Dismissal of Petraeus-Related Lawsuit

The Obama administration on Tuesday sought dismissal of a lawsuit by a Tampa, Fla., businesswoman whose complaint to the FBI led to Gen. David Petraeus’ ouster as CIA director.

09/24/2013

Some $50 billion in budget cuts are recommended in a new report released Tuesday that was written by a 17-member panel including two former vice chairmen of the joint chiefs, a former Air Force chief and former Navy chief. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Pentagon Could Cut Thousands Of Employees Without Hurting US Power

Some $50 billion in budget cuts are recommended in a new report released Tuesday that was written by a 17-member panel including two former vice chairmen of the joint chiefs, a former Air Force chief and former Navy chief.

09/24/2013

Police cars sit parked at the entrance to the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 17, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Report: 52 Felons Received Access to U.S. Military Installations, Including Alleged Drug Dealers, Child Molesters

A new report released by the Pentagon inspector general finds that felons have routine access to military bases throughout the nation.

09/18/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony in observance of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey listen at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2013 in Arlington, Va. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama: I Vow To ‘Defend Our Nation’ Against Threats That Endure

For President Barack Obama, the prospect of more U.S. military action in the Middle East hung over his observance Wednesday of the Sept. 11 attacks that occurred a dozen years ago.

09/11/2013

Following a remembrance ceremony, family members of those who died in the attack on the Pentagon take family photos as they visit the Pentagon Memorial. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Moment of Silence Marks Sept. 11 in Arlington

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday at an Arlington County plaza three miles from the Pentagon and observed a moment of silence commemorating the Sept. 11 anniversary in a short, simple ceremony to remember a tragedy that no one has forgotten.

09/11/2013

Firefighters struggle to contain a spreading fire after a highjacked commercial jetliner crashed into the Pentagon September 11, 2001 in Arlington, Va. (credit: U.S. Air Force Photo by TSgt Jim Varhegyi via Getty Images)

Fire Truck Damaged at Pentagon on 9/11 on Display at Fort Knox

As a retired colleague told the story of how fire truck Foam 161 was damaged on Sept. 11, 2001, Mark Skipper examined the charred remains of the vehicle, cut a grin and expressed amazement that the crew lived through the terrorist attack.

09/10/2013

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Pentagon To Permit Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses Of Military Members

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says the Pentagon’s decision to make health care, housing and other benefits available to same-sex spouses of military members is a big win for fairness and equality.

08/14/2013

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Another Nuclear Stumble By Air Force Raises Doubts

The head of nuclear air forces, Lt. Gen. James M. Kowalski, revealed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., had failed what the military calls a “surety” inspection — a formal check on the unit’s adherence to rules ensuring the safety, security and control of its nuclear weapons.

08/14/2013

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