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Hagel Orders Retraining Following Latest Assault Scandal

The Army announced Tuesday that it’s investigating an officer assigned with preventing sexual assault for sexual misconduct.

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Hagel Announces 11 Days Of Furloughs

The number is down from the initially planned 14 days.

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U.S. Leads World In Detainee Detention Practices, Claims DoD Official

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rule of Law and Detainee Policy William K. Lietzau emphasized that the U.S. “played a leadership role in the safe and humane custody of detainees in wartime.”

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Prosecutor Refuses To Turn Over Air Force Sexual Battery Charges

Arlington County prosecutor Theo Stamos said Wednesday that her office has taken cases against the military in the past and sees no reason to turn over the latest simply because it is a more high profile legal matter.

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Hagel Orders Immediate Steps To Combat Sexual Assault

“Sexual assault is a despicable crime and one of the most serious issues facing this department. It is a threat and safety to the welfare of our people,” Hagel said.

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Obama Condemns Sexual Assault In The Military, Calls For “Consequences”

The President’s remarks come just days after the officer tasked with overseeing the Air Force’s sexual assault prevention program was arrested for allegedly committing sexual battery.

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Hagel ‘Outraged’ Over Air Force Officer’s Alleged Sexual Battery

Lt. Col Jeffrey Krusinski was removed from his post and taken into custody just after midnight on Saturday in Arlington, Virginia after being accused of grabbing a woman’s breast and buttocks.

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Hagel Welcomes Kerry To Pentagon For First Meeting

“This is the first time that both the sitting Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense are Vietnam War combat veterans,” Pentagon Press Secretary George Little noted.

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U.S. Considering Arming Syrian Rebels

Hagel said that he is in favor of “exploring options and seeing what is the best.”

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Petraeus Takes Second Academic Post

Petraeus announced last month that he would also be assuming the role of visiting professor at City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College.

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Hatchet Attack Injures NYPD Officers

Nothing at this time can link the attack to terrorism, according to the New York Police Commissioner.

Humane Society Backs Full Prosecution For Latest WH Fence Jumper

“This person didn’t just illegally enter White House grounds—he attempted to seriously injure two law enforcement animals doing their duty.”

TRNS News Notes- 10/24

Ebola in New York City
Health worker: Doctor seemed very sick
WH fence jumper believed he was being watched
Ottawa shooting: Tighter U.S. border controls?
Ottawa shooter wasn’t IDd as a threat

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● Good food makes bad landfills

● Dog assault charges for fence jumper

● Jim Thorpe’s remains won’t be moved

● Sex offenders left homeless in Miami

● Suit challenges sale sign ordinance

● Reynolds fails to impress anti-smoking group

Pentagon Will Continue Force Control In South Korea, Keep Current Troop Levels

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met Thursday with his South Korean counterpart, Minister Han Min-koo, where both leaders agreed that North Korea still poses a threat on the peninsula

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Officials coordinating the US response to Ebola testify before Congress and the monitoring mission along the Russian-Ukrainian border draws to a close.