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Transgender Soldiers Should Be Able to Serve Openly, Pentagon Says

The Pentagon’s current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military are outdated, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday, ordering a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service.

The Associated Press

Defense Secretary Warns China Against Expanding Territorial Waters

As usual, the Obama administration is talking tough on foreign policy. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned China on Wednesday to stop building man-made islands in the South China Sea so that the Communist country can expand its territorial zone.