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North Korea nuclear program

US Defense Secretary Carter says military will have missile defenses positioned and ready to track expected North Korean missile launch - Reuters

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2016 US elections

Hillary Clinton at Democratic Town Hall on idea of woman registering for selective service: 'The idea of having everybody register concerns me a little'

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United States Congress

Question of extending selective service to women is up to Congress, US Secretary of Defense Carter says; expects lawmakers to address issue this fall - Reuters

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United States Department of Defense

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says Pentagon will request $582.7 billion for fiscal 2017 budget, in line with last year's budget deal - Reuters

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United States Department of Defense

Pentagon chief announces $3.4 billion to counter 'Russia's aggression' - AFP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US to increase anti-Islamic State funds 50% to $7.5 billion, Pentagon chief says - AFP

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CIA director David Petraeus leak investigation

Photo: Dept. of Defense letter to Sen. John McCain indicating they will not demote retired Gen. David Petraeus - @adamgoldmanwp

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CIA director David Petraeus leak investigation

Pentagon will not demote retired Gen. David Petraeus for sharing classified information his biographer, according to a letter to Sen. John McCain - The Hill

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South China Sea dispute

Pentagon confirms US warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of island claimed by China in disputed South China Sea, 'to challenge excessive maritime claims of parties that claim the Paracel Islands' - AFP

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South China Sea dispute

Pentagon: US Navy carries out 'freedom of navigation operation' near disputed Triton Island in South China Sea

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air industry

Pentagon: Boeing wins US Air Force contract to replace current Air Force One presidential planes with 747-800-based jets - Reuters

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United States Department of Defense

US Defense Secretary Carter says 12 weeks maternity leave is extremely generous; puts military in top tier of American employers - @CBSWalsh

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United States Department of Defense

US Defense Department to allow new moms 12 weeks of maternity leave; doubles Army and Air Force policy, cuts Navy and Marines' leave by 6 weeks - Military Times

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Syrian civil war

US and Russian defense officials discuss airspace safety over Syria, says Pentagon - Reuters

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United States Department of Defense

Report: US Defense Secretary Carter to preview Pentagon's fiscal 2017 budget request on Feb. 2, sources tell Reuters

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US East Coast blizzard, January 2016

Pentagon: 2,372 National Guard personnel now on active-duty across 12 states due to blizzard; highest number is in Virginia with 490 - @DanLamothe

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South China Sea dispute

US Defense Secretary Carter: China is taking 'self-isolating' steps in South China Sea - Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US military updates investigation of total number of civilian casualties from coalition strikes against Islamic State to 19 killed, 9 injured - NBC News

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Map: US Central Command reports economic effects from airstrikes on Islamic State finances; says 34 modular oil refineries, millions in cash lost - @CENTCOM

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says there will be boots on the ground as part of the strategy to fight Islamic state in Iraq, Syria - CNBC via Reuters

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