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Iraq crisis

The US is considering a humanitarian relief mission for ethnic Turkmen under siege by Islamic State militants in the northern Iraq town of Amirli, U.S. defense sources say - @AP_Politics

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United States Coast Guard

US Coast Guard vessel defuses incident with Iranian fishing boat after the boat pointed machine gun, Pentagon says. - @cnnbrk

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Syrian civil war

Pentagon preparing to send surveillance aircraft into Syrian airspace to gather intelligence on Islamist targets, officials tell @WSJbreakingnews

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United States Department of Defense

Rocket carrying experimental hypersonic strike weapon explodes after takeoff during Army test launch in Alaska - @physorg_com

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Fort Lee, VA, US

More: Fort Lee shooter taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Army officials say condition not known - @AP

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#BREAKING UPDATE: Pentagon spokeswoman: Shooter at Virginia base didn't wound anyone; shooter's status unknown - @AP http://t.co/cloHdiPSAb - @DenverChannel

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Michael Brown fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo.

Senior Obama administration official says president has ordered review of federal programs and funding that enable police to purchase military equipment - @Reuters

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China

China says US diplomatic complaint filed over approach by one of its jets to a Navy patrol plane is 'completely groundless' - @Reuters

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China

Pentagon: Chinese fighter jet confronted US Navy reconnaissance plane - @nytimes

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United States Department of Defense

US lodges formal protest with Beijing after dangerous intercept of Navy jet by Chinese warplane earlier this week - @Reuters

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US Army Sgt. Bergdahl freed

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on report finding Pentagon acted unlawfully in Bowe Bergdahl swap: 'This GAO report confirms my belief that the Administration violated the law when it released and transferred these dangerous Taliban detainees without notifying Congress as the law clearly and unequivocally requires. It is highly likely that these men will return to the fight against our country after their year in Qatar' - statement

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Iraq crisis

Defense Secretary Hagel: The Islamic State is sophisticated, well-funded, and 'beyond anything we've seen' - @BuzzFeedNews

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Iraq crisis

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: 'We continue to explore all options regarding ISIL' - @Phil_Mattingly

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Partner items

#developing RT @FoxNews: #BREAKING: #Pentagon violated law with #Bergdahl prisoner swap, government watchdog says http://t.co/8ZSCeC3P1z - @MyFoxHouston

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US Army Sgt. Bergdahl freed

Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped 5 Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl - @AP

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#BREAKING: Pentagon says U.S. hostage rescue mission in Syria failed: http://t.co/OhzydTP9gu - @nbcsandiego

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Pentagon: US tried to rescue hostages, including Foley http://t.co/xtBs05JnOo #breaking - @KITV4

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Pentagon press secretary: 'We put the best of the United States military in harms way to try and bring our citizens home' - @marieharf

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Pentagon press secretary: Rescue operations to free hostages in Syria involved both air and ground components - @marieharf

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United States

#BREAKING Pentagon: U.S. Special Forces had attempted to rescue Foley, other hostages http://t.co/ARJ5BnHGnQ - @USATODAY

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