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Pentagon Said To Hustle On Kosher Rations Mess

Jewish groups assured bids would go out to avert looming shortage.

02/05/2014
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Alarm bells went off last week when a major Jewish organization learned that the Pentagon had awarded a contract for halal field rations for Muslim soldiers but had not even solicited bids for kosher field rations.

A display of field rations known as Meals Ready to Eat. Wikimedia Commons

Senate Committee Advances Hagel Nomination

02/12/2013

 

Sticking strictly to party lines, the Senate Armed Services Committee referred the nomination of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary to the full Senate for confirmation. 

The tally favoring Hagel, a former U.S. senator from Nebraska, was 14 in favor, all in the Democratic caucus, and 11 opposed, all Republicans.

One Republican, David Vitter of Louisiana, was not present.

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