DOD: Killing ISIS Terrorists Is 'Not the Goal'

Susan Jones, CNS News

"Hundreds" of Islamic State fighters have been killed so far in U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, but killing those terrorists is "not the goal" of the U.S.-led campaign, said Rear Admiral John Kirby.

Inhofe Lifts Objections To DOD Ebola Funding

By Reuters Washington Bureau

Inhofe, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, had raised objections over the lack of a coherent Ebola strategy and insufficient details on protections to keep U.S. military staff from being exposed to the deadly virus.

Did Snowden Leaks Help Terrorists?

Jeremy Herb, The Hill

Edward Snowden's leaks about NSA programs have put U.S. troops at risk and prompted terrorists to change their tactics, according to a Pentagon report. House Intelligence Comm.'s Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MI) said the report found that most documents were related to current U.S. military operations.

DoD: 'White Christian Males Get Unearned Advantages'

Liz Klimas, The Blaze

A military training manual states, "The ‘Healthy, White, Heterosexual, Christian Male Receives Many Unearned Advantages.’" An instructor who's required to teach this says, “It violates Constitutional principles, but it also violates my conscience.”

Hagel: Guard Must Give Same-Sex Benefits

Jeremy Herb, The Hill

The Defense Secretary is prepared “to take further action” if states do not comply.

Furlough Ends for Most DoD Workers

Dion Nissenbaum and Siobhan Hughes Connect, Wall Street Journal

The Pentagon on Sat. said it would call most of its 350,000 furloughed civilian workers back to their jobs, concluding that a recent law allows officials to consider them critical to protecting national security.