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CIA Drone Operations Could Be Handed To Pentagon

The Obama administration is considering shifting the armed drone program to the military to mollify critics who say it lacks accountability and transparency.
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Pentagon May Take Over CIA's Drone Program

The Obama administration is taking steps to put the CIA's drone program under Pentagon control. The CIA has been covertly using drones to target and kill suspected terrorists. Putting the program under Pentagon control would make it more transparent and legally restricted.
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Sexual Violence Victims Say Military Justice System Is 'Broken'

There are some 19,000 sexual assaults in the military each year, the Pentagon estimates. But many victims say they have nowhere to turn and risk ruining their careers by reporting attacks.
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The Value And Risk Of Drawing A Red Line

The term "red line" has been used by the U.S. and other countries to refer to unacceptable actions including Iran's development of nuclear weapons and North Korea, and the use of chemical weapons in Syria. While there is value in having clear-cut parameters for intervention, there is also great risk.
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Mortar Training Suspended After Marines Die

The Marines have suspended use of 60 millimeter mortars after a round exploded in its firing tube during a training exercise. At least seven Marines were killed and several were injured in the blast Monday night during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert.

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