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AP IMPACT: Little restraint in military giveaways

Small-town police departments across the country have been gobbling up tons of equipment discarded by a downsizing military — bicycles, bed sheets, bowling pins, French horns, dog collars, even a colonoscopy machine — regardless of whether the items are needed or will ever be used.Full story

Secret move keeps bin Laden records in the shadows

The top U.S. special operations commander, Adm. William McRaven, ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public. Full story

A day without pay ahead for Pentagon workers

A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the Pentagon will be hit even harder by layoffs in 2014 if automatic budget cuts continue as planned. Full story

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told West Point graduates that they must be "the next generation of leaders who stop" the frightening trend of sexual assaults in the military. Reporter Karisa King discusses.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on the Defense Department's budget request for fiscal year 2014 on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. Hagel emphasized the department's need for time to adjust to cuts, and highlighted the bud

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens to a question during a briefing on the Defense Department's FY2014 budget at the Pentagon in Washington
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens to a question during a briefing on the Defense Department's FY2014 budget at the Pentagon in Washington

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens to a question during a briefing on the Defense Department's FY2014 budget at the Pentagon in Washington April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a briefing on the Defense Department's FY2014 budget at the Pentagon in Washington
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a briefing on the Defense Department's FY2014 budget at the Pentagon in Washington

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a briefing on the Defense Department's FY2014 budget at the Pentagon in Washington April 10, 2013. The Pentagon unveiled a $526.6 billion budget on Wednesday that calls for base closures, program cancellations and smaller pay increases, but which is s

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens as Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey speaks during a briefing on the Defense Department's FY2014 budget at the Pentagon in Washington
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens as Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey speaks during a briefing on the Defense Department's FY2014 budget at the Pentagon in Washington

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens as Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey speaks during a briefing on the Defense Department's FY2014 budget at the Pentagon in Washington April 10, 2013. The Pentagon unveiled a $526.6 billion budget on Wednesday that calls for base