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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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Hagel Recognizes Medal Of Honor Recipients

The two dozen recipients was the highest number given at once since WWII. The recipients consisted mostly of those of Jewish, Hispanic and African-American descent.

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Navy Yard Shooting Could Have Been Prevented, Report Shows

The report, released Tuesday states that there were “missed opportunities for intervention” which could have prevented the shooting incident.

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Pentagon To Send F-16s To Poland

Pentagon spokesperson Army Col. Steve Warren said that the U.S. is sending the jets to demonstrate its commitment to its allies “are credible and remain in force.”

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Pentagon Says Climate Change Could Boost Terrorism

The Pentagon asserts that climate change poses serious threats to many people, particularly in developing regions, who could face an increase to “resource competition” and even “terrorist activity.”

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China, Iran Targets Of 2013 Freedom Of Navigation Report

Not only do freedom of navigation operations occur with adversary countries like Iran, but also with allied countries such as the Philippines and Malaysia.

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Hagel Defends DoD Budget Proposal, Spars Over Ukraine

“Early last week we were well aware of the threats,” Hagel testified.

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Pentagon To Increase Military Assistance To NATO In Baltic Region

The increase of US military assistancewill be used “to help identify and respond to violations of Baltic airspace,” a defense official said Wednesday.

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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – October 25-27

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Elections in Tunisia and Brazil, and human rights reviews of Iraq, Iran and Egypt.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 24, 2014

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Ebola spreads to Mali, the Security Council attempts to strengthen Somalia’s arms embargo and a UN expert on immigration says it’s time for holistic reform.

Issa: CDC Chief Bumbled Ebola Response

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were critical of Centers For Disease Control and the Department of Homeland Security.

NYC Mayor: New York City Fully Prepared to Handle Ebola

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A doctor who recently returned from Guinea was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday at a New York City hospital.

Brownstein: Reducing Methane Emissions Helps Job Growth, Economy

Expanding the methane mitigation industry will help with job growth and protect the environment, according to the Chief Counsel of the U.S. Climate and Energy Program.

UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 24, 2014

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UN staff returning from West Africa to ‘self-monitor’ for Ebola, human rights expert says immigration debate ‘toxic’ and Somali cargo inspections are approved.