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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will conduct a troop event  aboard  USS Stethem Oct. 4 at 01:30 a.m. EDT, as part of his Asia trip. 

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey is traveling. 

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.



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10/04/2013
Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Flight Test

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS Lake Erie (CG 70) successfully conducted an operational flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, resulting in the intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target over the...



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