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DW
'Dozens of IS fighters killed' in Yemen strikes |at the camps, 20 miles (32 kilometers) apart, using AK-47s, machine guns and ro
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at the camps, 20 miles (32 kilometers) apart, using AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, US defense department officials said in a statement. "IS has used the ungoverned spaces of Yemen to plot, direct, instigate,... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advancesay it was cleansed of Kurds and settled with Arabs under former President Sadd
Eye Witness News / Posted 2 hours ago
say it was cleansed of Kurds and settled with Arabs under former President Saddam Hussein to secure control of the oil. US Defense Department spokesman Colonel Robert Manning declined to speculate on whether Washington might cut off military aid... Read more
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EuroNews
U.S. Says It Killed Dozens of ISIS Fighters in Yemen CampsU.S. forces killed dozens of ISIS militants Monday in a strike on two Yemen-bas
EuroNews / Posted 3 hours ago
U.S. forces killed dozens of ISIS militants Monday in a strike on two Yemen-based training camps, the Defense Department said. The camps in Al Bayda Governorate are considered "ungoverned spaces" and are used to train militants to be combat-ready... Read more
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ABC News
15 attorneys general oppose Trump transgender military banmonth asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. A spokeswoman said at the time th
ABC News / Posted 5 hours ago
month asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. A spokeswoman said at the time that the lawsuit is premature and that the Defense Department is reviewing service requirements. The lawsuit was filed after Trump tweeted in July that the federal... Read more
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The Hill
Pentagon: Dozens of ISIS fighters killed in Yemen strikesin Yemen. The ISIS camps in the Al Bayda Governorate disrupted the organizatio
The Hill / Posted 6 hours ago
in Yemen. The ISIS camps in the Al Bayda Governorate disrupted the organization's attempts to train new fighters, the Defense Department said in a statement. “ISIS used the camps to train militants to conduct terror attacks using AK-47s,... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
15 attorneys general oppose Trump transgender military banmonth asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. A spokeswoman said at the time th
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 6 hours ago
month asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. A spokeswoman said at the time that the lawsuit is premature and that the Defense Department is reviewing service requirements. The lawsuit was filed after Trump tweeted in July that the federal... Read more
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The Hill
Pentagon urges Iraqis, Kurds to stay focused on ISIS after Kirkuk clashes | Trump falsely claims Obama didn't call families of fallen soldiersadditional escalatory action.” “We strongly believe that dialogue still remain
The Hill / Posted 7 hours ago
additional escalatory action.” “We strongly believe that dialogue still remains the best option to the ongoing tensions,” Defense Department spokesman Col. Robert Manning told reporters at the Pentagon. “Commanders on the ground are engaged,” he... Read more
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Reuters
Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advanceof Iraq, and we urge all parties to remain focused on finishing the liberation
Reuters / Posted 8 hours ago
of Iraq, and we urge all parties to remain focused on finishing the liberation of their country from this menace.” U.S. Defense Department spokesman Colonel Robert Manning declined to speculate on whether Washington might cut off military aid... Read more
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Daily Mail
Harvey Weinstein cut Bill Clinton $10K check for Monica Lewinsky fundover the phone confessing to her relationship with Clinton while speaking with
Daily Mail / Posted 8 hours ago
over the phone confessing to her relationship with Clinton while speaking with Linda Tripp, one of her co-worker's in the Defense Department. The story broke in January of 1998 that investigator Ken Starr had proof of this relationship, at which... Read more
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The Space Review
Why should we go? Reevaluating the rationales for human spaceflight in the 21st centurymissions, and (perhaps) retrieve and return sensitive satellites from orbit. Mu
The Space Review / Posted 9 hours ago
missions, and (perhaps) retrieve and return sensitive satellites from orbit. Much of the will to fund it came from the Defense Department’s interest in the vehicle, which manifested in a complex set of design requirements. When the shuttle... Read more
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Swissinfo
Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advanceparties to remain focussed on finishing the liberation of their country from th
Swissinfo / Posted 9 hours ago
parties to remain focussed on finishing the liberation of their country from this menace," it said in a statement. U.S. Defense Department spokesman Colonel Robert Manning declined to speculate on whether Washington might cut off military aid... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
15 Attorneys General Oppose Trump Transgender Military Banmonth asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. A spokeswoman said at the time th
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 9 hours ago
month asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. A spokeswoman said at the time that the lawsuit is premature and that the Defense Department is reviewing service requirements. The lawsuit was filed after Trump tweeted in July that the federal... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Maryland AG Among 15 Opposing Trump's Transgender Military Banmonth asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. A spokeswoman said at the time th
CBS Baltimore / Posted 9 hours ago
month asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. A spokeswoman said at the time that the lawsuit is premature and that the Defense Department is reviewing service requirements. The lawsuit was filed after Trump tweeted in July that the federal... Read more
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The Register Citizen
15 attorneys general oppose Trump transgender military banmonth asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. A spokeswoman said at the time th
The Register Citizen / Posted 10 hours ago
month asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. A spokeswoman said at the time that the lawsuit is premature and that the Defense Department is reviewing service requirements. The lawsuit was filed after Trump tweeted in July that the federal... Read more
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The Middletown Press
15 attorneys general oppose Trump transgender military banmonth asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. A spokeswoman said at the time th
The Middletown Press / Posted 10 hours ago
month asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. A spokeswoman said at the time that the lawsuit is premature and that the Defense Department is reviewing service requirements. The lawsuit was filed after Trump tweeted in July that the federal... Read more
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Reuters
Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advanceof Iraq, and we urge all parties to remain focused on finishing the liberation
Reuters / Posted 10 hours ago
of Iraq, and we urge all parties to remain focused on finishing the liberation of their country from this menace.” U.S. Defense Department spokesman Colonel Robert Manning declined to speculate on whether Washington might cut off military aid... Read more
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The Hill
Pentagon urges Kurds, Iraqis to avoid escalating conflictKurdish-held city of Kirkuk. “We strongly believe that dialogue still remains
The Hill / Posted 11 hours ago
Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk. “We strongly believe that dialogue still remains the best option to the ongoing tensions,” Defense Department spokesman Col. Robert Manning told reporters at the Pentagon. “Commanders on the ground are... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion, Misconductnearly $1 million" in handling the swap. In addition to using money that was al
KERA North Texas / Posted 14 hours ago
nearly $1 million" in handling the swap. In addition to using money that was already appropriated for other uses, the Defense Department didn't tell members of Congress about the trade until the day after it was made. In response to those... Read more
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FOX News
Bergdahl declared jihad in captivity, secret documents showby the Eclipse Group, a shadowy private firm of former intelligence officers an
FOX News / Posted 14 hours ago
by the Eclipse Group, a shadowy private firm of former intelligence officers and operatives that has subcontracted with the Defense Department and prominent corporations to deliver granular intelligence on terrorist activities and other... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion, Misconductnearly $1 million" in handling the swap. In addition to using money that was al
KPBS San Diego / Posted 14 hours ago
nearly $1 million" in handling the swap. In addition to using money that was already appropriated for other uses, the Defense Department didn't tell members of Congress about the trade until the day after it was made. In response to those... Read more
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DW
Iraqi forces enter Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk |quoted the peshmerga command as saying Abadi's government would "pay a heavy pr
DW / Posted 15 hours ago
quoted the peshmerga command as saying Abadi's government would "pay a heavy price" for the assult on Kirkuk. The US Defense Department, which has supplied and trained both the peshmerga and Iraqi army, urged its two allies in the war against... Read more
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The Hill
Trump joked Pence 'wants to hang' all gay people, New Yorker reportsgay marriage would cause a “societal collapse.” Trump has had his own issues w
The Hill / Posted 16 hours ago
gay marriage would cause a “societal collapse.” Trump has had his own issues with the LGBTQ community after issuing a presidential memo instructing the Defense Department to stop accepting transgender people who want to enlist in the... Read more
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DW
Iraqi troops advance on Kurdish-controlled oil fields in Kirkuk |Kurdistan Region Security Council claimed peshmerga had destroyed several US-su
DW / Posted 18 hours ago
Kurdistan Region Security Council claimed peshmerga had destroyed several US-supplied Humvees belonging to the PMU. The US Defense Department, which has supplied and trained both the peshmerga and Iraqi army, urged its two allies in the war against... Read more
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Fortune
Oil Rises as Iraqi Forces Attack Kurds Around KirkukThe official told Reuters the oilfields and the air base west of Kirkuk were st
Fortune / Posted 20 hours ago
The official told Reuters the oilfields and the air base west of Kirkuk were still under Kurdish control. The U.S. Defense Department urged Iraqi and Kurdish forces “to avoid additional escalatory actions”, saying in a statement it opposed... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Legacy Of Reagan's Civilian 'PsyOps'the State Department, and the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) joining officials
Zero Hedge / Posted 23 hours ago
the State Department, and the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) joining officials from the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Department. Some of the names of officials from the CIA and Pentagon remain classified more than three decades... Read more
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Business Insider
Iraqi and Kurdish forces are starting to fight over oilfields and military positionsofficial told Reuters the oilfields and the air base west of Kirkuk were still
Business Insider / Posted yesterday
official told Reuters the oilfields and the air base west of Kirkuk were still under Kurdish control. The U.S. Defense Department urged Iraqi and Kurdish forces "to avoid additional escalatory actions", saying in a statement it opposed... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Iraq says vast areas taken from Kurds in Kirkuk, Kurds deny gainsofficial told Reuters the oilfields and the air base west of Kirkuk were still
Eye Witness News / Posted yesterday
official told Reuters the oilfields and the air base west of Kirkuk were still under Kurdish control. The US Defense Department urged Iraqi and Kurdish forces “to avoid additional escalatory actions”, saying in a statement it opposed... Read more
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The Hindu
Iraq says vast areas taken from Kurds in Kirkuk, Kurds deny gainsofficial told Reuters the oilfields and the air base west of Kirkuk were still
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
official told Reuters the oilfields and the air base west of Kirkuk were still under Kurdish control. The U.S. Defense Department urged Iraqi and Kurdish forces "to avoid additional escalatory actions,” saying in a statement it opposed... Read more
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Reuters
Iraq says vast areas taken from Kurds in Kirkuk, Kurds deny gainsofficial told Reuters the oilfields and the air base west of Kirkuk were still
Reuters / Posted yesterday
official told Reuters the oilfields and the air base west of Kirkuk were still under Kurdish control. The U.S. Defense Department urged Iraqi and Kurdish forces “to avoid additional escalatory actions,” saying in a statement it opposed... Read more
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The Washington Times
Women’s draft, military millennials on commission’s agendain the forefront. Mr. Obama removed the last sex-based restriction by opening
The Washington Times / Posted yesterday
in the forefront. Mr. Obama removed the last sex-based restriction by opening direct land combat roles to women. The Defense Department has established bureaucracies dedicated to one mission: sex and racial diversity. Polls show the American... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
A couple hundred Marines sent to Syria in fight with Islamic State for Raqqadisclosed the deployment of Marines there because the base was not fully operat
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
disclosed the deployment of Marines there because the base was not fully operational, although photographs released by the Defense Department shortly afterward show Marines launching artillery rounds a day before Cardin's death. For the base in... Read more
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Daily Press
DNA: Portrait? Or profiling?— but don’t know for certain — that a person of a particular race committed the
Daily Press / Posted 2 days ago
— but don’t know for certain — that a person of a particular race committed the crime. The technology was funded by the Defense Department for anti-terrorism efforts. Could its intent possibly be to say whether a terror suspect is from the... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
It's been 70 years since Chuck Yeager's historic flight — here's what it was like to break the sound barrierAviation Week, said that, "Persistent rumors that a new plane traveled faster t
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
Aviation Week, said that, "Persistent rumors that a new plane traveled faster than sound have never been confirmed by the Defense Department." "None of the pilots, it is said, experienced any undue difficulties while traveling faster than sound.... Read more
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Connecticut Post
It's been 70 years since Chuck Yeager's historic flight — here's what it was like to break the sound barrierAviation Week, said that, "Persistent rumors that a new plane traveled faster t
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
Aviation Week, said that, "Persistent rumors that a new plane traveled faster than sound have never been confirmed by the Defense Department." "None of the pilots, it is said, experienced any undue difficulties while traveling faster than sound.... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Rody's 'revo' govt draws heavy flakThe office of Magdalo Party-List Rep. Gary Alejano also issued a statement, say
Manila Standard Today / Posted 2 days ago
The office of Magdalo Party-List Rep. Gary Alejano also issued a statement, saying the Armed Forces and the National Defense Department had dismissed any destabilization plot. “Thus, I do not understand where the President is getting his... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Legacy of Reagan's Civilian "Psyops"the State Department, and the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) joining officials
Op-Ed News / Posted 2 days ago
the State Department, and the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) joining officials from the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Department. Some of the names of officials from the CIA and Pentagon remain classified more than three decades... Read more
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MLive.com
Toxic chemical foam plume found at National Guard base in Alpenabe directly related to their operations," Bryan said. The National Guard is te
MLive.com / Posted 2 days ago
be directly related to their operations," Bryan said. The National Guard is testing its properties as part of a nationwide Defense Department effort to sample for PFAS, a problem which has mushroomed in the last few years as more bases discover... Read more
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Newsmax
Defense Dept. Finding 'New Areas' to Contain IranThe Defense Department Friday said it's finding "new areas" to contain Iran and
Newsmax / Posted 3 days ago
The Defense Department Friday said it's finding "new areas" to contain Iran and its "aggressive power projection" as President Donald Trump rolled out his strategy for dealing with the Islamic Republic. The review includes security cooperation... Read more
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The Hill
Pentagon makes major changes to immigrant recruitment programalso said the heightened security screenings imposed last year had taxed the Ar
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
also said the heightened security screenings imposed last year had taxed the Army’s already constrained resources. The Defense Department froze the MAVNI program to review it. About 1,800 recruits were awaiting basic training, 1,000 of which... Read more
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Boston Globe
Zinke case sheds light on obscure government official flagssecretaries and diplomats have their own flags, but they’re typically not flown
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
secretaries and diplomats have their own flags, but they’re typically not flown in public, said Joseph McMillan, a retired Defense Department official and flag expert from Alexandria, Virginia, who is president of the American Heraldry... Read more
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The Hill
Pentagon accidentally included reporter in Puerto Rico spin talksOfficials at the Defense Department and FEMA accidentally included a Bloomberg
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
Officials at the Defense Department and FEMA accidentally included a Bloomberg climate reporter on an internal email distribution list that included discussions on how to present Puerto Rico recovery efforts to the media. Bloomberg's Christopher... Read more
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Roll Call
Space Corps Proposal Has Military Brass Going Orbitaland audacious move from a relatively unknown member of Congress, who moved forw
Roll Call / Posted 3 days ago
and audacious move from a relatively unknown member of Congress, who moved forward despite fervent objections from both the Defense Department and the White House and not so much as a full committee hearing or debate. Alabama Republican Mike D.... Read more
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Roll Call
House Appoints Defense Bill Negotiators As Space Corps Fight Loomsconsent an amendment to the Senate NDAA offered by Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and
Roll Call / Posted 3 days ago
consent an amendment to the Senate NDAA offered by Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and Florida Sen. Bill Nelson that blocks any Defense Department spending on the proposed service branch. The two chambers, however, are closer on other outstanding... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Border Patrol tests camera-toting surveillance balloonlife and weight limits. The Border Patrol has also used six large tethered ball
Rutland Herald / Posted 4 days ago
life and weight limits. The Border Patrol has also used six large tethered balloons in Texas since 2012, acquired from the Defense Department. President Donald Trump has pledged to add 5,000 agents, but hiring has been slow. If drones and balloons... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Interior Secretary Zinke has his own flag ritual, commemorative coinsyou asked yourself, 'Hey, the secretary of war has a flag, how come I don't hav
Baltimore Sun / Posted 4 days ago
you asked yourself, 'Hey, the secretary of war has a flag, how come I don't have one?' " said Joseph McMillan, a retired Defense Department official and student of flag history from Alexandria, Virginia, who is president of the American Heraldry... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Interior Secretary Zinke has his own flag ritual, commemorative coinsyou asked yourself, 'Hey, the secretary of war has a flag, how come I don't hav
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
you asked yourself, 'Hey, the secretary of war has a flag, how come I don't have one?' " said Joseph McMillan, a retired Defense Department official and student of flag history from Alexandria, Virginia, who is president of the American Heraldry... Read more
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Zero Hedge
"Game Changer"$600 billion for non-defense discretionary spending to fund federal departments
Zero Hedge / Posted 4 days ago
$600 billion for non-defense discretionary spending to fund federal departments and agencies; $585 billion for the Defense Department; and $240 billion for interest on federal debt.2 These expenditures are rising faster than tax revenues... Read more
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Boston Globe
Zinke orders the Interior Department to fly a special flag whenever he’s in the buildingyou asked yourself, ‘Hey, the secretary of war has a flag, how come I don’t hav
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
you asked yourself, ‘Hey, the secretary of war has a flag, how come I don’t have one?’ ‘‘ said Joseph McMillan, a retired Defense Department official and student of flag history from Alexandria, Virginia, who is president of the American Heraldry... Read more
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The Hill
Pentagon suspects Green Berets in Niger killed by self-radicalized groupon the enemy attackers, but was “effective, we believe, in bringing the engagem
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
on the enemy attackers, but was “effective, we believe, in bringing the engagement to an end,” McKenzie said. The Defense Department works closely with the French military, which has about 5,000 forces in and around Mali, west of... Read more
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The Washington Times
Solve crisis by taking players out of the patriotism businesseasily. They could simply get their players out of the patriotism business. I
The Washington Times / Posted 4 days ago
easily. They could simply get their players out of the patriotism business. I get it’s been good for the NFL, with the Defense Department, which, according to a 2015 Senate oversight report had spent more than $10 million on marketing and... Read more
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