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  • Allowing women to serve in combat roles will strengthen the U.S. military's ability to win wars, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday, shortly before his official announcement of the landmark change.
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  • President Barack Obama underwent a fitness test at a Pentagon health clinic on Saturday as part of a periodic medical exam coordinated by his doctor.
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  • FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2012 file picture a Patriot surface-to-air missile battery stands on the training ground of the German Bundeswehr in Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas, USA.
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  • The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack.
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  • The Pentagon's top lawyer has informed the former Navy SEAL that the Pentagon is considering taking legal action against him.
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  • Secret Service Scandal
  • The Secret Service is moving quickly to quell a prostitution scandal that has given President Barack Obama's critics political ammunition, forcing three agents out of government less than a week after the embarrassing incident came to light. Lawmakers welcomed the move but said more needs to be done.
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  • Secret Service Scandal
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  • In another embarrassment to the Pentagon, newly published photographs purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan.
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  • Secret Service Scandal
  • Mitt Romney says he'd "clean house" to remove Secret Service agents involved with Colombian prostitutes ahead of President Barack Obama's visit.
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  • Secret Service Scandal
  • The top U.S. military officer said Monday the nation's military leadership is embarrassed by allegations of misconduct against at least 10 U.S. military members at a Colombia hotel on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit over the weekend.
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  • President Obama speaking at the Pentagon
  • A top Pentagon official says the Obama administration expects to begin talks soon with Iraq on how to arrange a long-term security relationship.
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  • President Obama speaking at the Pentagon
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  • President Obama speaking at the Pentagon
  • President Barack Obama insists the United States will maintain what he calls the best-equipped military in history despite deep and looming defense budget cuts.
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  • A Massachusetts man was arrested Wednesday and accused of plotting an assault on the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol using remote-controlled aircraft armed with explosives - the latest of several terrorism cases to spring from federal sting operations.
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  • On his first day as Pentagon chief, Leon Panetta said his top priorities are preserving U.S. military power despite budget cuts, defeating al-Qaida, stabilizing Afghanistan and forging a "real and lasting partnership" with Iraq.
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  • Man detained in Pentagon scare
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  • A man carrying a backpack containing what authorities said were suspicious materials briefly fled police Friday before he was detained in the middle of the night near the Pentagon.
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