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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down

Senior White House official says President Obama initiated discussions with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about leaving in October - @washingtonpost

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will remain in post until successor is named, US defense official says - @Reuters

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down

President Obama to make personnel announcement at 11: 10 am ET, White House says - @CarrieNBCNews

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down

Senior White House official says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel 'wasn't up to the job' - @JimMiklaszewski

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down

More: President Obama is expected to announce Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation on Monday - @AP, @nytimes

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down

Senior White House officials say President Obama has asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down - @nytimes

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

US will keep troops in Poland and the Baltic States for at least the next year as tensions with Russia remain, commander of US land forces in Europe says - @Reuters

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Guantanamo, Guantanamo, CU

Guantanamo Bay detainee Muhammed Murdi Issa Al-Zahrani to be released to Saudi Arabia - US Department of Defense statement

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Iraq crisis

Pentagon: Some of the additional 1,500 US troops authorized for Iraq are expected to begin deploying to the country in the next few weeks - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US-led sources conducted 24 air strikes against Islamic State positions in Iraq since Monday, per Central Command - @Reuters

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United States Department of Defense

President Obama orders comprehensive review of US hostage negotiation policy, Pentagon official says in letter to Congress - @ABC

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Defense Secretary Hagel on death of American aid worker: 'On behalf of all the men and women of the Department of Defense, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known to us as Peter, who time and again volunteered his service during times of war - first as an Army Ranger in Iraq, and later as a devoted humanitarian, providing aid to victims of the conflict in Syria. Like his fellow veterans of the 9/11 Generation, his strong desire to continue making a difference in the world after serving in uniform - to continue leading a life of purpose - is an inspiration to us all' - statement

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Japan

Photo: US military base opponent Takeshi Onaga celebrates after being elected governor of Okinawa, Japan - @STcom

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Iraq crisis

US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says some US forces are already at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province to advise Iraqis, part of expanded US efforts against Islamic State fighters - @Reuters

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Okinawa Prefecture, JP

Japan's Okinawa elects Takeshi Onaga as governor, according to local media reports based on exit polls; Onaga stands opposed to the US military's ongoing presence on the islands - @AFP

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US aid worker Peter Kassig killed by Islamic State

Newly-released Islamic State video also shows what appears to be the mass beheading of several captured Syrian soldiers, warns US soldiers will meet similar fate - @AP

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Minot Air Force Base, Ruthville, ND, US

Defense Secretary Hagel reassures troops in North Dakota of US commitment to nuclear arms - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Central Command says US and coalition partners conducted 19 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria over the past 3 days, and 1 strike against the Khorasan group - @Reuters

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nuclear weapons

More: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel estimates a 10% increase in US nuclear investment in each of the next 5 years - live video

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nuclear weapons

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says billions of dollars in funding will be needed for US nuclear enterprise over next 5 years, will be detailed in budget submission next year - live video

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