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Bowe Bergdahl's father receives death threats, FBI investigates
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Bowe Bergdahl's father receives death threats, FBI investigates

The father of Bowe Bergdahl, the Idaho soldier released from captivity in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban, has received emailed death threats that the FBI is investigating

US Defence Secretary Hagel meets team that rescued Bowe Bergdahl
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US Defence Secretary Hagel meets team that rescued Bowe Bergdahl

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel met with more than a dozen members of the special operations team that participated in the rescue of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl.

Hagel to consider requests of allowing Sikhs in army: Pentagon
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Hagel to consider requests of allowing Sikhs in army: Pentagon

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will consider requests being made by over 120 lawmakers, both from the House of Representatives and the Senate, on allowing Sikhs to serve in the armed forces without any compromise of their religious identity and symbols, the Pentagon has said.

Defense secy to consider allowing turbaned Sikhs in US Army
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Defense secy to consider allowing turbaned Sikhs in US Army

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will consider requests being made by over 120 lawmakers.

Indian-Americans petition Hagel, want Sikhs in US army
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Indian-Americans petition Hagel, want Sikhs in US army

Sixteen influential Indian-Americans from across the country have asked US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to allow Sikhs to serve in the armed forces with their religious faith intact.

US sending two warships to Japan to counter N-Korea
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US sending two warships to Japan to counter N-Korea

In unusually forceful remarks about China, Hagel drew a direct line between Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region and the ongoing territorial disputes between China, Japan and others over remote islands in the East China Sea.

4, including gunman, killed after shooting at Fort Hood in Texas
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4, including gunman, killed after shooting at Fort Hood in Texas

A gunman opened fire on Wednesday at Fort Hood in an attack that left four dead, including the shooter, law enforcement officials said.

Missing Malaysian jet: Undersea surveillance equipment sought from US
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Missing Malaysian jet: Undersea surveillance equipment sought from US

Officials did not say precisely what equipment the Pentagon might provide but the US military has invested heavily in undersea surveillance.

US lawmakers urge Pentagon to end ban on Sikhs serving in army
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US lawmakers urge Pentagon to end ban on Sikhs serving in army

A group of 105 US lawmakers has urged the Pentagon to lift the presumptive ban on Sikhs serving in the military by easing restrictions on beard, turbans, and other religious accouterments.

US military not targeting released Afghan prisoners, Pentagon says
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US military not targeting released Afghan prisoners, Pentagon says

The US military said on Friday it was not actively targeting any of the 65 detainees released by Afghan President Hamid Karzai's government, but warned that if the freed prisoners returned to the fight, "they do it at their own peril."

US Defence Secretary Hagel to meet NSA Menon in Munich
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US Defence Secretary Hagel to meet NSA Menon in Munich

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel would meet India's National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon in Munich this week, Pentagon officials have said.

Chuck Hagel hints at US imaptience with Karzai over troops
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Chuck Hagel hints at US imaptience with Karzai over troops

Hagel told reporters flying with him to Poland Thursday that at some point Karzai's indecision will collide with Washington's need to plan the post-2014 military mission that Karzai himself has said he favors.

US, Pakistan discuss Afghan-led peace process
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US, Pakistan discuss Afghan-led peace process

The US and Pakistan threw their weight behind an Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process, as visiting Pakistan's National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz met top American officials to discuss post-2014 situation in the war torn country.

Hagel ordering full review of nuclear force
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Hagel ordering full review of nuclear force

With public trust and safety at stake, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered immediate actions Thursday to define the depth of trouble inside the US nuclear force.

Four of Al Jazeera's journalists held in Egypt after hotel broadcast
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Four of Al Jazeera's journalists held in Egypt after hotel broadcast

Four Al Jazeera journalists have been arrested in Egypt, the station said on Monday, after the Interior Ministry accused the Qatar-based channel of broadcasting illegally from a hotel suite with a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

India called upon to relax 26% FDI cap in defence sector
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India called upon to relax 26% FDI cap in defence sector

Increase in FDI in the defence sector becomes all the more important as India and the US are working to boost their defence ties and co-development under the Defence Trade Initiative (DTI).

US commission asks Hagel to explain exclusion of Sikhs from military
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US commission asks Hagel to explain exclusion of Sikhs from military

A US commission has asked Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to explain exclusion of Sikhs, known for their valour and pride, from the American armed forces.

US defence secretary set to hold talks with Pakistan
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US defence secretary set to hold talks with Pakistan

US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel is scheduled to hold talks with the Pakistani civil and military leaders on security issues on Monday, officials here said.

Chinese action will increase tension in East China Sea, says John Kerry
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Chinese action will increase tension in East China Sea, says John Kerry

The US has said it was "deeply concerned" with the Chinese action to establish an "air defence identification zone" in the East China Sea.

US govt shutdown damages credibility among allies, says Chuck Hagel
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US govt shutdown damages credibility among allies, says Chuck Hagel

"It does have an effect on our relationships around the world and it cuts straight to the obvious question: Can you rely on the United States as a reliable partner to fulfill its commitments to its allies?'' Hagel told reporters traveling with him.