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  • ** FILE ** Pentagon press secretary George Little (center) takes part in an audio news conference with Brig. Gen. Stephen A. Clark of the Air Force Special Operations Command (pictured on a television top right) at the Pentagon on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon soon to determine post-2014 troop levels in Afghanistan

    Pentagon officials aim to determine in the next few weeks how many U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014, Defense Department press secretary George Little said Monday.


  • A U.S. Predator drone (Associated Press)

    U.S. says Iranian jets fired at U.S. drone over Gulf

    Two Iranian fighter jets pursued and fired at a U.S. predator drone on Nov. 1, but failed to take it down, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday. The unmanned surveillance aircraft returned to base unharmed, a Defense Department spokesman said.


  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (left) shakes hands with Gen. Ma Xiao Tian, China's chief of the general staff,  as U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (center) looks on after Mr. Panetta's arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

    Pentagon stops training of, partnering with Afghan troops below battalion level

    The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it has stopped training Afghan troops and working with them below the battalion level because of anti-American protests across the Muslim world and a spate of insider attacks by Afghan security forces on their international coalition trainers.


  • **FILE** A V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft taxies after a mission at Asad Air Base in western Iraq. (Associated Press)

    U.S. will deploy V-22 Ospreys to Japanese bases

    The U.S. and Japan have come to an agreement to deploy 24 Marine V-22 Osprey aircraft to its base in Okinawa, Japan sometime in October, the Pentagon announced Wednesday from Beijing, where Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is visiting.


  • ** FILE ** Libyans gather at the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri)

    Official: No Marines in Libya at time of Benghazi attack

    No U.S. Marines were in Libya when protesters stormed a diplomatic mission in the eastern city of Benghazi and killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans late Tuesday, a senior Obama administration official said Saturday.


  • A protestor reacts from tear gas fired by riot police, unseen, near the U.S. Embassy during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Marines deployed to Yemen after anti-U.S. protesters try to invade embassy

    The Pentagon is deploying 50 Marines to secure the U.S. Embassy in Yemen after protesters tried to breach the facility on Thursday, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.


  • ** FILE ** Libyans gather at the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri)

    Officials say Marines were not part of Benghazi force in Libya

    A detachment of Marines typically guards the interior of U.S. embassies and consulates, but none was at the State Department compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday when protesters breached the security perimeter resulting in the killing of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.


  • "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden" by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer (AP Photo/Dutton)

    Pentagon: Book by ex-SEAL contains secrets

    A former Navy SEAL's insider account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contains classified information, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and the admiral who heads the Naval Special Warfare Command said details in the book may provide enemies with dangerous insight into secretive U.S. operations.


  • Pentagon says ex-SEAL book contains secrets

    A former Navy SEAL's insider account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contains classified information, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and the admiral who heads the Naval Special Warfare Command said details in the book may provide enemies with dangerous insight into secretive U.S. operations.


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