Politics Breaking News: Pentagon Flash Drive Ban Has Many Exceptions

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Politics Breaking News: Pentagon Flash Drive Ban Has Many Exceptions

by Wochit 0:47 mins

The Pentagon has granted many exceptions, possibly numbering in the thousands, to allow staff members who administer secure computer networks to use flash drives and other portable storage devices, department spokesmen say. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has expressed regret to an Indian-born college professor for jokingly asking, "you're not a member of the Taliban, are you?" seconds before the professor rose to ask a question. Fifteen Senators raised questions about government oversight of the proposed purchase of Smithfield Foods Inc by Chinese food company Shuanghui International.

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