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February 8, 2013
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  • Pentagon supported plan to arm Syrian rebels
    A plan backed by the Pentagon, the State Department and the CIA to provide weapons to Syrian rebels was blocked last year by the White House, according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Panetta and Dempsey disclosed the information Thursday at a Senate hearing. The Wall Street Journal (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Last American bayonet charge remembered
    Veterans and active-duty service members at Osan Air Base in South Korea marked the anniversary Thursday of the last known American bayonet charge, which occurred in the Korean War at the Battle of Hill 180. "The significance of the event is to remember the last bayonet charge of this hill 62 years ago when then-Capt. Millett led a courageous bunch of kids up this hill to push back the enemy forces of the North Koreans and Chinese," said Shawn Watson, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post senior vice commander. Stars and Stripes (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Pentagon to seek new round of BRAC, Panetta says
    The Pentagon's 2014 budget request will include a proposal for a new round of base realignment and closure, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said this week. "You can't have a huge infrastructure supporting a reduced force," Panetta said. Stars and Stripes (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • VA should get $4.8B more funding in 2014, veterans groups say
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and AmVets are calling for an additional $4.8 billion to be added to the fiscal 2014 budget for health care, benefits administration and medical research at the VA, among other projects. The groups submitted their Independent Budget, which has the backing of 45 military, veterans and philanthropic groups, to Congress and the president this week. Army Times (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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