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Obama Nominates Christine Fox As DoD Deputy Secretary

Fox will be the highest-ranking woman to ever serve in the Pentagon.

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Hagel Emphasizes Threat Of Climate Change

“Climate change does not directly cause conflict, but it can add to the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict,” Hagel said.

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Karzai Rejects US Security Agreement Deadline

U.S. Defense Secretary in turn threatens to halt post-war plans.

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Report: Military Suicide Rate Drops 22%

As of October 27th, there have been 245 suicides by active-duty service members in 2013.

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IG: Contractor Aided Insurgency, Accessed Coalition Facility

Zurmat Group has been involved in “networks that provide components used to make improvised explosive devices.”

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DoD To Increase Aid To Philippines

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that it will increase aid to the Philippines, which was battered late last week by the worst typhoon in recorded history.

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Hagel Continues To Fight Against Sequestration

“These cuts are too fast, too abrupt and too irresponsible,” Hagel said.

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Report: US Intelligence Suggests Syria May Hide Some Chemical Weapons

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“There are various threads of information that would shake our confidence,” one U.S. official told CNN.

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Levin Wants Residual Troops In Afghanistan Post-2014

Levin said he believes a small group is still needed to finish training Afghan security forces and to help with logistics.

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Hagel Invited To Speak Before Jewish Group

In 2008, Secretary Hagel told Aaron David Miller that the “Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here.”

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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – March 7-9, 2015

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Phase III Ebola vaccine trials begin in Guinea and 50-year anniversaries for Bloody Sunday in Selma and the American landing in Vietnam.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – March 6, 2015

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Malaysia Airlines rolls out a new flight tracking system a year after the disappearance of MH370 and air strikes kill the Al-Nusra Front’s military leader.

Photos: Ashton Carter Gets Sworn In… Again

Carter was officially sworn in last month at the White House.

Obama Kicks Off Civil Rights Focused Weekend

“It was young people who stubbornly insisted on justice, stubbornly refused to accept the world as it is that transformed not just the country but transformed the world,” Obama said.

Report: DoJ Prepping Corruption Charges Against Menendez

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Menendez is being charged over allegations that he used his office to push for the interests of a friend, a Democratic donor, in exchange for gifts.

House Dems Demand Benghazi Committee To Withdraw Clinton Subpoena

“We urge you to withdraw the ill-considered subpoena-whose issuance to a cooperating witness serves only to highlight the increasingly partisan nature of the Committee’s focus”