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Pentagon “Not Concerned” Over Iranian Military Ships Approaching US Maritime Border

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Tuesday “the Army’s fleet of warships is now in the Gulf of Aden and they are moving towards the Atlantic Ocean.”

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Hagel To Tap Top Ethics Officer

Hagel has not decided who will fulfill the position, but noted that it will be announced soon.

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Hagel Urges Emphasis on Morality Among Widespread Military Scandals

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered service leaders to add urgency to their drive to ensure “moral character and moral courage”

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Navy To Address Contracting Scandals

A powerful congressman is requesting that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus brief the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the circumstances that led to two of the Navy’s ship commanders facing criminal charges related to a contracting scandal.

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Pentagon Prepared To Evacuate Americans From Olympic Games If Necessary

The Pentagon formally announced Thursday that it plans to send two Navy warships into the Black Sea as a “prudent precaution.”

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NATO Chiefs Of Defense Discuss Post-2014 Afghan Drawdown

The NATO chiefs of defense discussed delays caused by Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States.

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Hagel Orders Full Review Of Nuclear Force

In a memo sent to military leaders, Hagel cited a string of setbacks in the nuclear missile force that “threaten to jeopardize” public trust.

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Pentagon Proposal Would Leave 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan After 2014

However all proposals are contingent on Afghan President Hamid Karzai signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), which he has refused to do..

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Hagel Meets With Iraqi Speaker

Hagel has provided al-Nujaifi with an update on a U.S. plan to accelerate the delivery of “critical defense equipment” to those Iraqi Security Forces conducting missions in the country’s Anbar Province.

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Wing Commander Up For Promotion Amid Cheating Scandal

Col. Robert Stanley is sitting on a long list of non-civilian nominees submitted by the Obama administration to the Senate for confirmation.

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Wednesday, March 4

● Secy. Clinton’s email has ripple effect

● Truckers add to highway death toll

● Slow growth seen for U.S. population

● Time to give cod a break

● Consequences of conviction fill a database

Gen. Austin: Coalition Can Defeat ISIL Without U.S. Combat Troops

Austin also said that more than 8,500 ISIL fighters have been killed since Operation Inherent Resolve.

Preview – Obamacare Returns to the Supreme Court

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Millions of low-income Americans’ federal healthcare subsidies are on the line as the Supreme Court takes up a challenge to the Affordable Care Act for a second time in three years

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – March 4, 2015

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Putin convenes his cabinet to talk crime, U.N. officials discuss migrant drownings in the Mediterranean and the Boston Marathon bombing trial begins.

Protestors: U.S./Israel Relationship Hinges On Nuclear Iran Deal

Israeli Prime Minister talked about Iran before Congress Tuesday – without coordinating with the White House.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – March 3, 2015

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The U.N. Security Council establishes a sanctions regime for South Sudan and a Cambodian court indicts two Khmer Rouge members for crimes against humanity.