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Pentagon unveils new measures against sexual assaults

The Pentagon announced new measures Thursday to combat sexual assault in the military but stopped short of stripping commanders of legal authority over the criminal cases as demanded by many lawmakers.

Pentagon unveils new measures against sexual assaults
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US poised to sell Iraq $2 bn in military equipment

The Pentagon has informed the US Congress of a possible sale of $2 billion worth of military equipment to Iraq.

US poised to sell Iraq $2 bn in military equipment
US to sell military helicopters to Thailand

The United States plans to sell six Lakota military helicopters to Thailand worth an estimated $77 million.

US to sell military helicopters to Thailand
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Pentagon reveals 'indefinite detainees' list

The Pentagon released Monday the names of Guantanamo Bay's 46 "indefinite detainees," terror suspects considered too dangerous to transfer from the prison and who cannot be tried in court.

Pentagon reveals 'indefinite detainees' list
Hagel to discuss cyberthreat with Chinese

The United States must develop "rules of the road" with China and other countries to mitigate cyberthreats.

Hagel to discuss cyberthreat with Chinese
Pentagon requests more funding for Israel's 'Iron Dome'

The Pentagon has requested $220.3 million in 2014 to bolster Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system despite broader cuts to US military spending, according to budget documents.

Pentagon requests more funding for Israel's 'Iron Dome'
Pentagon extends some benefits to same-sex partners

The Pentagon officially extended some military benefits to same-sex partners Monday, but said provisions like medical coverage would not be offered to gay troops' spouses due to legal barriers.

Pentagon extends some benefits to same-sex partners
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How the US shapes the military's big screen image

The CIA and the Pentagon pulled out all the stops for the creators of "Zero Dark Thirty," staging interviews with officials and a Navy SEAL for an inside account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

How the US shapes the military's big screen image
Obama picks new CIA, Pentagon chiefs

US President Barack Obama on Monday nominated controversial former Republican senator Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon and proposed that hard-nosed counterterrorism czar John Brennan to head the CIA.

Obama picks new CIA, Pentagon chiefs
Pentagon welcomes fiscal deal, warns against cuts

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday welcomed a deal to avert automatic budget cuts that would have slashed military spending and caused "damaging" consequences.

Pentagon welcomes fiscal deal, warns against cuts
US general demoted over 5-star hotel spending

A four-star general who headed US Africa Command has been demoted amid charges he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on pricey travel, Pentagon officials.

US general demoted over 5-star hotel spending
Panetta on staying as Pentagon chief: 'Who the hell knows?'

Pentagon chief Leon Panetta, a longtime veteran of Washington politics, sidestepped questions Monday about whether he would quit his post as expected and retire.

Panetta on staying as Pentagon chief: 'Who the hell knows?'
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Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon

The Pentagon revealed Thursday that two Iranian fighter jets fired on an unarmed US Predator drone in the Gulf last week but the aircraft was not hit, in an incident that underscored tensions in the region.

Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon
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US model plane bomb plotter gets 17-year term

An American supporter of Al-Qaeda was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison for plotting to bomb the Pentagon and US Capitol using remote-controlled model planes laden with explosives.

US model plane bomb plotter gets 17-year term
Pentagon to end exclusive deal with RIM's Blackberry

The Pentagon will no longer retain an exclusive contract with Blackberry maker Research in Motion and has invited companies such as Apple to offer smart phones to its vast work force.

Pentagon to end exclusive deal with RIM's Blackberry
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On SEAL's book, Pentagon keeps legal options open

The Pentagon has not decided whether a book by a former US Navy SEAL on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden exposes state secrets but it is keeping its legal options open.

On SEAL's book, Pentagon keeps legal options open
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US Al-Qaeda supporter admits to model plane plot

An American supporter of Al-Qaeda pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to bomb the Pentagon and US Capitol using remote-controlled model planes laden with explosives.

US Al-Qaeda supporter admits to model plane plot