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Hagel Phones Ukraine Defense Minister, Pledges Support

This is the first conversation between the defense leaders since Colonel-General Mykhaylo Koval took office March 25th.

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Hagel Meets With Chinese President, Spars With Defense Minister

While Beijing continues to escalate territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel continues to try to convince China that they do not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over the disputed islands.

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U.S. Warship Headed To Black Sea Following Increased Tensions In Ukraine

Pro-Russian protesters have occupied Ukrainian government buildings in three major cities, declaring the Eastern region a “people’s republic” and calling for a referendum on secession from Ukraine to be held by May 11.

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Pentagon Defends Military Aid Package To Ukraine

“Russia’s unlawful actions in Ukraine have dire implications for international and regional security and are a paradigm shift
for our relations with Moscow,” said Pentagon official Derek Chollet.

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Pentagon T-shirt Designs Raise Sexual Assault Awareness

The Department of Defense observes the crime of sexual assault in the military each April.

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Afghan Prison Falling Apart, IG Warns Kerry

A facility built in 2010 at a cost of $11 million has already seen one building demolished along with two other buildings under serious threat of being destroyed.

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Hagel Releases Video Message In Observance Of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Each April the Department of Defense recognizes sexual abuse in the military

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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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Greece Says ‘NO’ To European Bailout

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has successfully campaigned against the bailout offer, claiming it would further force Greece under the control of the Euro-creditors and further harsh austerity measures

What’s Next For LGBT Activist Campaigns?

TRNS examines the future of LGBT activism following last week’s historic same-sex marriage ruling.

The World in 2:00 – July 3, 2015

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Recapping the latest developments in blasphemy, idolatry and defamation from Egypt to Iceland, Saudi Arabia to FIFA’s executive offices.