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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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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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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – March 28-30, 2015

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Delayed Nigerian elections are scheduled to take place Saturday and Tunisia hosts a major anti-terrorism rally on Sunday.

Pentagon: Operations Resume Without Iran In Tikrit

And the U.S. is supporting Gulf allies in their fight against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen… And a nuclear deal with Iran is still on the table for now…

Students Protests Republican 2016 Federal Budget

Students took to the Capitol grounds in protest over the freezing cap Republicans issued on the Pell Grant, an educational grant normally calculated on current economic conditions and income-based needs.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – March 27, 2015

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Saudi Arabia widens its campaign against Yemeni rebels and France will begin work on a Security Council resolution demanding Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Report: Reid Endorses Chuck Schumer As Successor

Schumer is the upper chamber’s third ranking Democrat.

SF Mayor Bans Taxpayer-Funded Trips To Indiana

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“San Francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally-sanctioned discrimination,” Mayor Ed Lee said.