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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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DoD Budget Includes Troop Reduction, $85.4 Billion For Afghanistan

“The strategy articulated [in the budget] I believe is the right strategy given the reality we face,” Hagel said.

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Hagel Urges Russia Not To Intervene In Ukraine

On Wednesday the Russia military announced large-scale military exercises near Ukraine’s borders.

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Hagel Pressures Europe To Increase NATO Funding

“Our alliance can endure only as long as we are willing to fight for it, and invest in it.”

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Marijuana Lobbyist: Congress Should Do Nothing In Lame Duck Session Over D.C. Pot Legalization

TRNS interviewed Bob Capechi, deputy director for state policies for the Marijuana Policy Project.

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A pair of memorials for an American and Brit killed by the Islamic State, a human rights visit to Detroit and a U.N. meeting on the peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

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Senegal is declared ‘Ebola-free,’ a breakthrough between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, and the Swedish military on high alert.

Pelosi, Cleaver Wage Friendly World Series Bet

A Giants win will yield Pelosi BBQ from Kansas City. A Royals win will net Cleaver some San Francisco chocolates.

White House Defends “Ebola Czar” Choice

“What we were looking for was not an Ebola expert, but rather an implementation expert,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.