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Hagel Confirms Non-Lethal U.S. Aid For Ukraine

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that the U.S. with withhold from providing lethal aide.

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Hagel Phones Ukraine Defense Minister, Pledges Support

This is the first conversation between the defense leaders since Colonel-General Mykhaylo Koval took office March 25th.

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Hagel Meets With Chinese President, Spars With Defense Minister

While Beijing continues to escalate territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel continues to try to convince China that they do not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over the disputed islands.

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U.S. Warship Headed To Black Sea Following Increased Tensions In Ukraine

Pro-Russian protesters have occupied Ukrainian government buildings in three major cities, declaring the Eastern region a “people’s republic” and calling for a referendum on secession from Ukraine to be held by May 11.

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Pentagon Defends Military Aid Package To Ukraine

“Russia’s unlawful actions in Ukraine have dire implications for international and regional security and are a paradigm shift
for our relations with Moscow,” said Pentagon official Derek Chollet.

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Pentagon T-shirt Designs Raise Sexual Assault Awareness

The Department of Defense observes the crime of sexual assault in the military each April.

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Afghan Prison Falling Apart, IG Warns Kerry

A facility built in 2010 at a cost of $11 million has already seen one building demolished along with two other buildings under serious threat of being destroyed.

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Hagel Releases Video Message In Observance Of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Each April the Department of Defense recognizes sexual abuse in the military

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Hagel To Attend Meetings With Asia-Pacific Defense Leaders

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will first participate in the US-ASEAN Defense Forum in Hawaii.

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Hagel Announces Senior Adviser For Military Professionalism

The announcement follows a string in lack of professionalism in the DoD, including high numbers of sexual assault cases and military personnel cheating on tests.

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Obama Signs Bill Banning Iranian Diplomat From U.S.

Hamid Abutalebi was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran where Americans were held for more than a year.

Homs, Syria A “Theatre Of Death And Destruction”: UN Envoy

Recent fighting in the city has cut its residents off from urgent deliveries of humanitarian aid, the opposition Syrian National Coalition said.

Crimea Will Be Ours Again: Ukraine PM

Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine is ready to fight to hold onto the annexed region, but will concentrate on working with the international community.

Review On Keystone Pipeline Delayed, Again

The delayed review of the pipeline now likely takes the issue off the table for the upcoming November elections.

White House: Antisemitic Flyers Disturbing, But Origins Unclear

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday told TRNS he wasn’t sure who was behind antisemitic flyers in eastern Ukraine.

Experts: Despite Little Progress, ‘Pivot To Asia’ Not Yet Dead

Senior Administration Officials

A talk hosted by The Brookings Institution looked at how the Obama administration can still make it’s ‘pivot to Asia’ work despite lost time.