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Key Senate panel approves Panetta for Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Senate Armed Services Committee unanimously approved Leon Panetta’s nomination to be US defense secretary on Tuesday, setting the stage for a full senate confirmation. Panetta, 72, who has served President Barack Obama as CIA chief, was expected to sail to confirmation by the full US…

US contractors hired Taliban warlords, Iranian spies to provide security: report

Contractors working for the Pentagon “funneled US taxpayer dollars to Afghan warlords and strongmen linked to murder, kidnapping, and bribery, as well as to Taliban and anti-coalition activities,” says a congressional report released Thursday. A year-long investigation into private contractors in Afghanistan, carried out by the Senate Armed Services Committee,…

Senate committee votes to end military’s anti-gay ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy

UPDATE: U.S. House of Representatives votes to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell The U.S. House of Representatives voted 234-194 Thursday night in favor of repealing the military’s anti-gay “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, advancing the repeal that was earlier approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

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