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Daily Report: Military Involved in Secret Service Flap, World Militaries Battle Over Antartica, North Korea Makes Announcement

President Obama announces support for building an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas, Thursday in Cushing, Okla.
Tom Pennington
President Obama announces support for building an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas, Thursday in Cushing, Okla.

Five service members confined in misconduct probe - Associated Press "The U.S. military says five service members supporting the Secret Service in advance of President Barack Obama's visit may have been involved in inappropriate conduct and have been confined to quarters. Obama is in Colombia for a Summit of the Americas."

Marines to train off Carpinteria for duty in Persian Gulf - Los Angeles Times "Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Pendleton might someday be ordered to defend the Iraqi oil platforms in the Persian Gulf."

Pyongyang stands behind 'military-first' - UPI.com "North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in his first televised speech that he will boost the country's military strength."

Philippines Begin Military Exercise US as Standoff With China Continues - Voice of America "Thousands of United States and Philippine troops kicked off joint military exercises Monday against the backdrop of a standoff in the South China Sea, between the Philippines and China."

The new cold war: Militaries vie for control of Arctic - Associated Press "To the world's military leaders, the debate over climate change is long over. They are preparing for a new kind of Cold War in the Arctic, anticipating that rising temperatures there will open up a treasure trove of resources, long-dreamed-of sea lanes and a slew of potential conflicts."