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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Is Resigning

The defense secretary is leaving the top post at the Pentagon after less than two years in office. By Stephanie Gaskell

Here’s Why the Midterms Are Not a National Security Mandate

Don’t expect a sudden, dramatic shift in direction on national security in Congress after Tuesday night’s midterm elections. By Molly O’Toole

Canadian Soldier Shot and Killed at War Memorial in Ottawa

The suspect was identified by police as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a 32-year-old Canadian native. By Polly Mosendz

Ebola Scare Comes to the Pentagon

Pentagon officials have shut down a parking lot and entrance after officials find ill woman who allegedly recently visited Africa. By Kevin Baron

Fort Lee Incident Now the Third Active Shooting This Year on U.S. Military Bases

The shooting incident at Fort Lee, Va., marked the third active shooter this year on a U.S. military base, and turns the spotlight back briefly on military suicides. By Ben Watson

Pentagon Says More Strikes Are Possible in Iraq

The Pentagon is prepared for more strikes against ISIL, possibly in Baghdad where the U.S. has many assets. By Stephanie Gaskell

U.S. Bombs Islamic Fighters in Northern Iraq

President Obama ordered the U.S. military to carry out targeted airstrikes against Islamic extremists who are rapidly advancing in the Kurdish capital of Irbil. By Stephanie Gaskell

First Iraq Vet to Serve in the Senate Drops Out of Race

The Montana Democrat is ending his campaign for a full term after being accused of plagiarizing his Army War College thesis. By Emily Schultheis and Alex Roarty

American POW Bergdahl Freed in Prisoner Exchange

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban. By Kevin Baron

Shinseki Resigns

With mounting calls for his resignation and a growing scandal over wait lists at veterans hospitals, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki steps down. By Stephanie Gaskell

Obama Wants All U.S. Troops Out of Afghanistan by 2017

President Obama wants to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan next year, then shrink to a ‘normal embassy presence’ by 2017. By Stephanie Gaskell

Fort Hood Shooting Rampage Leaves 4 Dead, 16 Injured

Another shooting has occurred at Fort Hood, Texas, leaving three people killed by a lone gunman with mental health issues who took own life. By Kevin Baron

Ash Carter to Retire

Ash Carter, deputy defense secretary and the Pentagon’s top budget man, will retire on Dec. 4. By Kevin Baron

Fisher House Rescues DoD on Death Benefits During Shutdown

The Fisher House Foundation will pay death benefits to families of fallen troops and get reimbursed by the Pentagon once the shutdown is over. By Stephanie Gaskell

Obama Expects Troop Death Benefits Fix ‘Today’

The public outrage over the shutdown halting ‘death gratuity’ payments to the families of fallen soldiers has reached the White House -- President Obama says he expects a fix today. By Stephanie Gaskell

GOP Says DoD Doesn't Have to Furlough Civilian Workers

Republican leaders say the Pay Our Military Act gives the Pentagon 'broad latitude' to keep paying its civilian workers. By Kellie Lunney