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"We don’t push equipment on anybody" John Kirby told reporters this week.

Pentagon Fires Back At Critics of 'Police Militarization' Program

Defense Spokesman John Kirby told reporters that the 1033 program was not "some program run amok."

2nd Lt. Oliver Parsons, left, and 1st Lt. Andy Parthum check systems in the underground control room at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D., in June.

Key Targeting Tech for Future U.S. Nuclear Missile Has Gone Unfunded

The move may delay Minuteman 3 replacement effort or fail to meet warfighter accuracy standards.

Police talk after deploying tear gas Sunday evening in Ferguson, Missouri.

Why the National Guard Is Coming to Ferguson

A look at the soldiers being called in to keep the peace.

Listening In: The Navy Is Tracking Ocean Sounds Collected by Scientists

A network of Internet-connected undersea microphones is picking up more than whale songs.

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga.

Congressman's Push to Curb Police Militarization Gets Big Boost After Ferguson

Georgia Democrat for months had been shopping around legislation to boost accountability and limit the kind of military equipment that local police departments can acquire.

Investigative Report Into Bowe Bergdahl's Disappearance Delayed

Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl is seeking more time to complete the probe.

Attorney General Eric Holder

Autopsy Report Says Michael Brown Shot Twice in the Head

Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered a federal medical examiner to do a separate, independent examination.

CBO: Sequestration Cuts Are Unlikely This Year

The 2014 budget remains sufficient to avoid across-the-board reductions before the fiscal year ends.

Virginia state capitol in Richmond.

Defense Cuts Come Home to Roost -- In Virginia

The state faces a $2.4 billion shortfall; governor blames sequestration.