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US military personnel may test Ebola samples in Liberia

Pentagon officials say approximately two dozen U.S. military specialists in Liberia may conduct tests on laboratory samples for Ebola, but most of the Pentagon's personnel deployed there are not expected to be in direct contact with the virus.

Tags: Ebola , testing , Liberia , U.S. Africa Command , David Rodriguez , U.S. Naval Medical Research Center , DoD , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 12:38pm EDT

US troops go to Liberia

Three hundred fifty U.S. troops are in Liberia according to the Pentagon. They are ready to begin building a 25-bed field hospital for medical workers infected with Ebola.

Tags: Ebola , Pentagon and Beyond , Liberia , Guinea , Sierra Leone , hospital

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 09:01am EDT

Vietnam to get US weapons

The United States has announced its partially lifting its ban on sales of weapons to Vietnam. The goal is to help the country maintain its maritime security.

Tags: Vietnam , weapons ban , John Kerry , Pham Binh Minh , South China Sea , China , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Friday - 10/03/2014, 09:27am EDT

Military health system under review

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has given military medical officials 45 days to detail how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at sub-par military health care facilities.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , military healthcare , reviews , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 09:08am EDT

DoD helps service members to vote

With the November 4th midterm election coming, DoD officials are taking steps to ensure absentee voting is even easier for service members, their families and overseas citizens.

Tags: midterm elections , voting , DoD , service members , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Monday - 09/29/2014, 05:58pm EDT

DoD takes aim at predatory lending

DoD is taking new steps to stop predatory lending.

Tags: DoD , predatory lending , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Monday - 09/29/2014, 08:51am EDT

Man killed in Australia after attacking counterterrorism officers

Australian police shot and killed a man after he stabbed two counterterrorism officers today.

Tags: counterterrorism , Austra , ISIL , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:24pm EDT

Obama busy with bilateral meetings

President Barack Obama is going to holding a number of bilateral meetings this week on the sidelines of this week's UN meetings.

Tags: Barack Obama , United Nations , Felipe VI , Spain , Haider al-Abadi , Iraq , Hailemariam Desalegn , Abdelfattah Al Sisi , Benjamin Netanyahu , Ethiopia , Egypt , Israel , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 10:35am EDT

Kerry chairs U.N. debate on Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry will chair a ministerial debate of the United Nations Security Council today.

Tags: United Nations , John Kerry , debate , Iraq , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Friday - 09/19/2014, 08:53am EDT

Chinese military hackers busted

The Associated Press is reporting that China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times. They broke into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers. A year-long investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee identified at least 20 break-ins or other unspecified cyber events targeting companies.

Tags: Chinese military , hackers , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 05:54pm EDT
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