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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

The US military deploys to fight Ebola

The United States is standing up a military command center to fight the Ebola epidemic in Monrovia, Liberia. President Barack Obama said Tuesday the command structure is already in place to direct a major U.S. effort to build clinics, circulate supplies and train health care workers. According to the White House, the effort will involve up to 3,000 troops and more than $500 million in spending.

Tags: Ebola , Liberia , military , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 05:34pm EDT

Al Qaeda suspect faces hearing

A military judge overseeing the trial of an accused al Qaeda leader heard arguments about what information can be released during his upcoming trial. The concern is that national security could be jeopardized. The suspect, Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, is accused of being a senior al Qaeda commander who conspired to bomb Western forces in Afghanistan and of killing civilians and U.S. soldiers.

Tags: Al Qaeda , Abd al Hadi al Iraqi , Afghanistan , Guantanamo Bay , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 09:47am EDT

Military exercises coming

American forces are converging on Guam this month. A week of sophisticated military exercises involving two aircraft carriers is planned. In all, 19 ships, 200 aircraft and 18,000 servicemen and women will practice searching for submarines, stopping suspect vessels at sea and using a new missile defense system recently set up on Guam.

Tags: military exercises , DoD , Guam , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Monday - 09/15/2014, 08:58am EDT

Marine faces court martial

Court martial has been recommended for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years. Cpl. Wassef Hassoun, 34, face a general court martial on charges including desertion and theft. A Marine general will have the final say on whether to try Hassoun. He disappeared in 2004 from his posting in Fallujah, Iraq.

Tags: Wassef Hassoun , court martial , Iraq , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Friday - 09/12/2014, 09:21am EDT

The US to stand by Iraq

The U.S. has promised to stand by Iraq as its new leaders appealed for help in facing the deadly insurgency from ISIL. Secretary of State John Kerry made the pledges during a daylong visit to Baghdad, just as President Barack Obama prepared to outline his strategy for defeating the Islamic State militant group.

Tags: Iraq , ISIL , John Kerry , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 08:54am EDT

Top Senator calls for review of military equipment use by civilian police

Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois has asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other surplus military equipment to civilian police departments across the country. The Senate's second ranking Democrat on Friday said he has long been concerned about their use of military equipment and military-style tactics by local police departments. He said the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer gives "new urgency" to a review of the Pentagon program.

Tags: Dick Durbin , Michael Brown , Ferguson , Chuck Hagel , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Monday - 09/08/2014, 06:42pm EDT

Hagel meets with Ukraine counterpart

Secretary Hagel met Thursday with Ukraine Minister of Defense Colonel General Valeriy Heletey to discuss the ongoing security situation in Ukraine. The two leaders spoke on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Wales. Hagel praised the actions of the Ukrainian armed forces in their current engagements in Eastern Ukraine and pledged continued U.S. support for their efforts. Minister Heletey thanked Secretary Hagel for that support, which includes millions of dollars of non-lethal material and assistance.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , Valeriy Heletey , Ukraine , NATO , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Friday - 09/05/2014, 11:11am EDT
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