This is the first conversation between the defense leaders since Colonel-General Mykhaylo Koval took office March 25th.
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.
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.
“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.
The Department of Defense observes the crime of sexual assault in the military each April.
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.
Each April the Department of Defense recognizes sexual abuse in the military
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will first participate in the US-ASEAN Defense Forum in Hawaii.
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.