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Fight against Islamic State militants

US and coalition forces conducted 18 airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State fighters, including 8 in Tikrit, military says; 4 airstrikes in Syria - statement

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Yemen crisis

US military says it rescued 2 Saudi pilots today when they ejected over the Gulf of Aden during combat operations against rebels in Yemen - @RichardEngel

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Coalition military forces conducted 6 airstrikes in Syria over most recent 24-hour period; Separately, 10 airstrikes approved by Iraqi Ministry of Defense were carried out against Islamic State targets there

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Fight against Islamic State militants

CENTCOM: Iraqi Security Forces have defeated 4 separate Islamic State attacks across Iraq in recent days. 'The tables are turning,' says Col. Wayne Marotto - CENTCOM

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War in Afghanistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says US flexibility in troop drawdown will accelerate reforms, ensure forces are better trained - @ReutersLive

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War in Afghanistan

President Obama says trajectory of 2016 draw-down of US troops from Afghanistan will be determined at later date

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War in Afghanistan

White House says President Obama will announce all 9,800 US troops in Afghanistan will stay through end of 2015 - @Acosta

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US would review any formal Iraqi request for assistance on 'stalled' Tikrit offensive, Pentagon says - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Pentagon says it is notifying 100 military members named on 'Islamic State Hacking Division' hit list; no indication information came from data breach - @AP

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Guantanamo, Guantanamo, CU

Pentagon official who sought to move judges to Guantanamo resigns - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Syria claims to have shot down US drone; Pentagon hasn't commented - @cnnbrk

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US 2015 budget debate

More: House Republican budget calls for cuts to CIA, Defense Department programs devoted to global warming study - @nationaljournal

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Combined Joint Task Force says US military forces conducted 4 airstrikes in Syria over 24 hour period, 7 in Iraq - @NBCNews

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Nairobi mall attack, September 2013

Pentagon confirms drone strike in Somalia at alleged planner of 2013 mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya - @WSJ

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US Army helicopter crashes in Florida, March 11, 2015

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on military helicopter crash: 'Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families as the search and rescue operation continues' @DeptofDefense

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United States Department of Defense

Report: Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's private email address found on official email from White House, aide tells @nbcwashington

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US military rules out immediate airstrikes to protect Iraqi antiquities from Islamic State fighters - @WSJ

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United Kingdom

Suspected British hacker arrested over alleged cyberattack on US Department of Defense, UK police say - @pressassoc

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter: Syria's Assad needs to see the doom he has set his country on, and get more pressure from Russia and Iran - @PentagonPresSec

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US-led coalition launched 9 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria over past 24 hours

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