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Navy Yard Gunman Was Awarded Two Medals While On Active Duty

The National Defense Service Medal

Aaron Alexis, the accused gunman in Monday’s shooting at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard, received two medals while serving as a full-time Navy reservist between 2007 and 2011.

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Military Leaders Warn Against Sequestration

“We would struggle to meet even one major strategic operation under sequestration,” General Odierno told lawmakers.

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Pentagon To Perform Worldwide Security Review

Hagel is reportedly receiving input from senior leaders and may make the formal announcement tomorrow.

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Hagel Honors Victims Of Navy Yard Massacre

The ceremony took place at the Navy Memorial located centrally between the Capitol building and the White House.

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DoD IG Report: Navy Failed To Properly Vet Contractor Access

The audit will be released “shortly,” a spokesperson for the Inspector General’s office says.

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Obama Attends 9/11 Ceremony At The Pentagon

President Obama traveled to the Pentagon Wednesday to attend the September 11th Observance Ceremony.

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Obama Extends Veterans Benefits To Same-Sex Couples

The Obama administration informed congressional leaders Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages.

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DoD Clarifies Hagel’s Chemical Weapons Claim

The Pentagon released a statement Wednesday evening clarifying Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s assertion that Russia supplied the Syrian government with chemical weapons.

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U.S., Israel Conduct Missile Test Despite Syrian Tension

The Pentagon said that the “test had nothing to do with United States consideration of military action to respond to Syria’s chemical weapons attack.”

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Officials Make Case For Syria Intervention

Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey will all testify on Capitol Hill.

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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – December 20-22, 2014

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New E.U. sanctions against Crimea go into effect, Liberia holds elections and President Obama hits the Sunday morning talk show circuit.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – December 19, 2014

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President Obama disagrees with Sony’s decision to scrap release of “The Interview,” and Ban Ki-moon surveys Ebola-affected West Africa.

Obama: Benefits Of Keystone Would Be Minimal

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“There is very little impact, nominal impact, on U.S. gas prices, what the average American consumer cares about,” Obama said.

Pentagon: Hagel Briefed Friday On Army’s Report On Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Bergdahl, who was held in Afghanistan for five years as prisoner of a pro-Taliban group, was released in a prisoner exchange with five Taliban commanders previously held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in May.

Obama: Sony ‘Made A Mistake’ In Pulling Controversial Film

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“We cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can impose censorship here in the United States,” Obama said.

Interview: The Holiday Season And Donating To The Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project CEO Steve Nardizzi is interviewed by TRNS.