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President Barack Obama Signs $59 Billion Defense Supplemental Bill

After the House approved the $59 billion Defense Department’s supplemental war-funding bill last week, President Barack Obama signed it into legislation Friday, giving $33.5 billion to fund overseas operations. The new bill will allot money toward the surge of an additional 30,000 troops in Afghanistan. It will also fund continued …

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Gates, Afghan Offcials Discuss Defense Cooperation

U.S. and Afghan officials yesterday agreed to explore ways to strengthened defense cooperation between the two countries and cement a long-term partnership for the future, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday hosted Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, Interior Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar and …

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TRANSCOM to Receive Unsung Hero Recognition

The U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) is responsible for ensuring that U.S. troops and cargo to duty stations around the globe. TRANSCOM will receive recognition from the DoD as one of the unsung heroes, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell. On April 1, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is scheduled …

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