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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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NATO Holding First 2014 Meeting Next Week

During the meet-up, the Chiefs of Defense are expected to review the current operation in Afghanistan.

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Photos: Obama Honors Service Members At Arlington Cemetery

President Obama traveled to Arlington National Cemetery Monday to marks the first Memorial Day during his presidency where the U.S. “is not engaged in a major ground war.”

Obama Marks Special Significance Of Memorial Day

“It’s the first since our war in Afghanistan came to an end,” Obama said, noting that in more than a decade the U.S. “is not engaged in a major ground war.”

Senate Passes Fast-track Authority, Moves To Resistant House

The bill moves on to the lower chamber where it faces an inevitable battle from House Democrats.

Senate Rejects Currency Provision

Senate Republicans (Photo by James Cullum)

The failed provision is a win for President Obama who issued a veto threat over the entire fast-track bill if the amendment passed

UN: Women Disproportionately Affected by Nepal Earthquake

The flag of the Nepal at the United Nations. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Gender discrimination, a lack of maternal health facilities and poor security in temporary camps is making post-earthquake life difficult for Nepali women.

The World in 2:00 – May 22, 2015

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UN data shows women disproportionately affected by the Nepal earthquake and Irish voters are poised to legalize same-sex marriage in a national vote today.