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Ferguson fallout, Chuck Hagel resigns, and Voice of the Voters

November 28, 2014
Where does the nation turn after Ferguson?
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Hagel’s Departure Bears Little Likeness to Rumsfeld’s Removal

November 26, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
With his party in a shambles after a disastrous midterm election and his administration ensnared in a messy war in the Middle East, the president stood in the East Room and showed his defense secretary the door.
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Hagel Resigns Under Pressure as Global Crises Test Pentagon

November 25, 2014
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned under pressure on Monday after President Obama determined that he had to shake up his national security team in the face of escalating conflicts overseas and hawkish Republicans reasserting themselves on Capitol Hill.
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Hagel Submits Resignation as Defense Chief Under Pressure

November 24, 2014
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel handed in his resignation on Monday, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team to respond to an onslaught of global crises.
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Obama confronts need for broader U.S. military role in Afghanistan

November 24, 2014
Christi Parsons, David S. Cloud | Tribune Newspapers
President Obama's decision to authorize a wider U.S. military role in Afghanistan next year was a pragmatic one, a recognition that as much as he would like it to be so, the fighting in Afghanistan is not over.
Gwen Ifill interviews Sen. John McCain
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McCain offers portrait of America at war through the lives of its heroes

November 18, 2014
One of the most famous veterans in the U.S. shares stories of largely unknown American heroes from each of the nation’s armed conflicts in “Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of America at War.” Gwen Ifill sits down with author Sen. John McCain, who wrote the book with his longtime collaborator Mark Salter, to discuss the book and the incoming Congress.
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US Sailors Victims of Videotaped Attack in Istanbul

November 13, 2014
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
Three U.S. sailors were assaulted today by about 20 people on the streets of Istanbul, Turkey, and the assault was videotaped and then posted on the internet, the Navy said.
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Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges 21-Day Quarantine for Troops Working in Ebola Zone

October 29, 2014
Helene Cooper, Michael D. Shear | The New York Times
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recommended to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that all members of the armed services working in Ebola-stricken West African countries undergo mandatory 21-day quarantines upon their return to the United States.
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U.S. arms crate bound for Kobani defenders may have fallen into Islamic State hands

October 22, 2014
Nancy Youssef | McClatchy Newspapers
At least one of the pallets of weapons the United States dropped Sunday to defenders of the Kurdish town of Kobani may have fallen into the hands of Islamic State forces, Defense Department officials conceded Tuesday.
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