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Iranian Paranoia

The Wikileaks documents presents more evidence that Iran is becoming increasingly more isolated not just because of the sanctions aimed strangling it's nuclear pursuits, but diplomatically too. The crown prince of the United Arab Emirates said in one of the cables, "Iran would obtain a nuclear weapon unless the regime could be 'split from inside' before nuclear capability was achieved." That same documented pointed out as well that Iran has a major fear of improving relations with the U.S. because it would threaten the government's control over the country.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , Defense

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 10:50am EST

NATO preparing to hand over security in Afghanistan

Even though senior NATO and Pentagon officials have expressed doubt that Afghan forces will be ready to take over security for the country in 2014, NATO leaders say thery will move ahead with step one of the plan to do just that. Britan, Canada and other allied countries say they do not want to be in a combat role in 2014 and are beginning to phase out their troops. The U.S. says it will begin it's withdrawal from Afghanistan next year.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , NATO , Defense

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 10:49am EST

Is Iraq on the brink?

How will the U.S withdrawal from Iraq next year affect security there? Colin Kahl, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee security remains strong and the pullout at the end of 2011 will not ignite a dramatic increase in violence. Al Qaida, while successful in pulling of several high profile attacks in recent weeks, killing hundreds has not succeeded in ingniting widespread sectarian violence.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , Colin Kahl

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 10:48am EST

Gov. McDonnell on why he's against JFCOM closing

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) joined WTOP's Ask the Governor to discuss why he believes DoD should not close the Joint Forces Command in his state.

Tags: Joint Forces Command , Bob McDonnell , Robert Gates

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 04:05pm EST
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Soldiers displeased with Army Knowledge Online

The Army Times received more than 70 e-mails from active-duty, civilian and retired users. Almost all of them expressed some dissatisfaction with the site.

Tags: AKO , Army , social media , Gov 2.0 , DoD Report , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/29/2010, 05:24pm EST

Military shares videos on milTube

milTube is the Pentagon's latest social media offering. It's like YouTube but only members of the military can access it. Justin Filler is the deputy director of MilTech Solutions. He tells us how and why the site was created.

Tags: milTube , social media , Gov 2.0 , MilTech , DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , Justin Filler

Monday - 11/29/2010, 02:45pm EST
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Pentagon takes steps to secure info

In the wake of the WikiLeaks release, the Pentagon is taking steps to better secure its information. Gordon Lubold, a reporter for Politico, brings us the details.

Tags: WikiLeaks , pentagon , Gordon Lubold , Politico , national security , Dorobek Insider , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 11/29/2010, 02:30pm EST
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Deficit plans recognize DoD financial management failings

The Center for Defense Information's Winslow Wheeler compares how the deficit reduction plans handle defense spending and financial management reform.

Tags: Winslow Wheeler , In Depth , Francis Rose , budget , deficit reduction , Congress , Jolie Lee

Monday - 11/29/2010, 03:48pm EST
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Federal workgroup forms to take a bite out of bedbugs

Federal offices face a public health scourge spreading across the nation: bedbugs. Five agencies have joined forces to form the Federal Bed Bug Workgroup, which works to educate on and control the spread of bed bugs. The EPA's director of Office of Pesticide Programs tells us about findings of the first National Bed Bug Summit.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , EPA , Bed Bugs , CDC , USDA , HHS , Lois Rossi , bedbugs , Vyomika Jairam

Monday - 11/29/2010, 10:08am EST
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Navy chaplain discusses role in the military

Host Derrick T. Dortch talks to Navy Captain Mark Steiner, Chaplain of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, about his work providing for the spiritual welfare of men and women in the military.
November 26, 2010 (Encore presentation December 3, 2010)

Tags: Mark Steiner , Navy , chaplain , Fed Access , Derrick Dortch , pay and benefits

Friday - 11/26/2010, 02:01am EST
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