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Armed Drones Flying Over Baghdad

Even though armed U.S. drones have been flying over Baghdad, a defense official emphasizes that President Barack Obama still hasn't authorized airstrikes against Sunni militants.

The official says a handful of Predator drones armed with Hellfire missiles are being used to protect U

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Pentagon: 20,000 Russian Troops In Ukraine

The Pentagon estimates there are now about 20,000 Russian troops in Ukraine, as additional forces have gone into the country over the last week.
 
    Rear Adm. John Kirby says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Ukraine Defense Minister Ihor Tenyuh on Friday

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Pentagon Must Buy Only American Made Flags

Most people probably just assumed that when the Pentagon spent our tax dollars on American flags, they were manufactured in the good old US of A. But most folks are wrong to assume that, until a few days ago!

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Pentagon Bears Brunt of Upcoming Budget Cuts

A second, deeper round of automatic federal budget cuts is on its way, and it's going to hit the Pentagon hard.

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Pentagon Chief Can’t Offer Hope in Budget Cuts

The audience at the military based in Charleston, S.C., gasped in surprise and gave a few low whistles as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered the news: Furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of the military's civilian workforce, probably will continue next year and might worsen.

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