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After Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel abruptly resigned this week, Vice President Joseph R. Biden let it be known that he was "ticked off" about the way President Obama treated the third Pentagon chief to depart during his term — after less than two years. (Associated Press)

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Master Sgt. Timothy Russer, stationed at the Pentagon, right, rests outside the World War II memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Master Sgt. Timothy Russer, stationed at the Pentagon, right, rests outside the World War II memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Critics say a Pentagon survey of military sexual assault is likely biased in favor of the respondents, who may be overreporting instances of abuse. (associated press)

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Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby declined to comment on a review to be released by the Pentagon that cites serious problems of U.S. nuclear capabilities. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon on Oct. 30, 2014. (Associated Press)

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Ebola scare at the Pentagon. The Pentagon closed one entrance and parts of a parking lot on Friday after a woman began vomiting. Maggie Ybarra / The Washington Times

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Ebola scare at the Pentagon. The Pentagon closed one entrance and parts of a parking lot on Friday after a woman began vomiting. Maggie Ybarra / The Washington Times

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Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, (right) and his Colombian counterpart Gen. Juan Pablo Rodriguez Barragán salute as a Pentagon honor guard marks off their path into a meeting. The two men, each his country's top uniformed service member, discussed counterinsurgency lessons from their respective recent guerrilla wars.

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Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, Jr., Director of Operations J3, pauses while speaking about the operations in Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, during a news conference at the Pentagon. In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. bombed a cell of al Qaida militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the U.S. or Europe, Pentagon officials say. Mayville, the Pentagon’s operations chief, said that the Khorasan Group was nearing “the execution phase of an attack either in Europe or the homeland." (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

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A jetpack for the Pentagon's "4-minute mile" project shaves 18 seconds off an individual's 1-mile time. (Image: Arizona State University)

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A woman places flowers on seats representing those who were killed at the Pentagon on 9/11 at the National Pentagon 9/11 Memorial on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Arlington, Va., Thursday, September 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A man places flowers on seats representing those who were killed at the Pentagon on 9/11 at the National Pentagon 9/11 Memorial on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Arlington, Va., Thursday, September 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama, flanked by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Joint Chefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, speaks at the Pentagon, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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A large American Flag is unfurled on the Pentagon a day before the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, September 10, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A large American Flag is unfurled on the Pentagon a day before the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, September 10, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A large American Flag is unfurled on the Pentagon a day before the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, September 10, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A large American Flag is unfurled on the Pentagon a day before the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, September 10, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Duane Porch Fairfaix, Va., and his daughter Dani of Fall Church, Va. watches a large American Flag unfurled on the Pentagon as they visit the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial a day before the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Duane Porch, who was in the Army in 2001 was scheduled to have a meeting at the Pentagon on 9/11 but the meeting was canceled. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)