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United States Department of Defense

Iraq says body of Brig. Gen. Rafid Mohammed Hassan found at F-16 crash site in southern Arizona - @AP

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Confederate flag debate

Pentagon: 'As of now,' not considering renaming US bases that are named after Confederate generals - @ABC

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Pentagon confirms Ali Awni al-Harzi, Islamic State operative linked to 2012 Benghazi attack was killed in Mosul, Iraq, by a US airstrike - @LMartinezABC

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media

Washington correspondent for Bloomberg TV Peter Cook named Pentagon press secretary - @politico

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US Department of Defense fiscal 2016 budget

Senate Democrats successfully block defense spending bill they've opposed due to sequestration caps - @RebeccaShabad

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US Department of Defense fiscal 2016 budget

Senate passes its 1st defense policy bill in nearly 3 years in 71 to 25 vote - @connorobrienNH

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Shooting at Charleston, SC, church, June 17, 2015

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Charleston, SC, shooting: 'Acts like this one have no place in our country and no place in a civilized society' - @postandcourier

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US military dismisses Islamic State claim it shot down Iraqi jet, says all coalition and Iraqi aircraft accounted for - @Reuters

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South Korea

American soldier died during a training exercise in South Korea, the US military says; cause of death unknown - @cnnbrk

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US Department of Defense fiscal 2016 budget

Defense policy bill clears last hurdle in US Senate; final vote on House-passed legislation possible Thursday - @thehill

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter: Of the 24,000 we had originally envisioned training in Iraq, we've only received enough recruits to be able to train about 7,000 - @kristina_wong

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter: 'The US is open to supporting Iraq more than we already are, but we must see a greater commitment from the Iraqi government' - @LeoShane

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter: DOD is expediting delivery of equipment to Iraqi Security Forces, including anti-tank and counter-IED systems - @ValerieInsinna

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US military sexual assault legislation

US Senate blocks years-long push to reform how military prosecutes sexual assault cases - @thehill

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Kidnapping at Algerian BP facility 2013

Pentagon: Initial assessment indicates Mokhtar Belmokhtar, militant who orchestrated deadly 2013 siege of Algerian gas compound, dead after US airstrike in Libya - @WSJBreaking

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Libya regional tensions

US military conducts 'counterterrorism strike' against al-Qaida-associated militant in Libya, Defense Department says - @Reuters

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United States Department of Defense

Report: Pentagon poised to store heavy weapons for US troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries, officials say - @nytimes

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Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay

6 Yemeni detainees from Guantanamo prison sent to Oman for resettlement, officials say - @washingtonpost

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US Department of Defense fiscal 2016 budget

Senate rejects measure to strengthen cybersecurity; measure was attached to larger defense bill - @nytimes

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United States Department of Defense

Pentagon watchdog reassigns audit chief after report that he had forced staff to sign off on disputed audit of Marine Corps - @ReutersPolitics

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