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Obama urges grads to uphold military’s honor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — President Obama used a commencement speech before Naval Academy graduates Friday to urge them to follow an “inner compass” and to warn that rising numbers of sexual assaults in the military threatened to erode America’s faith in the armed forces.

The president praised the military as the nation’s “most trusted institution,” but took note of the recent cases in which service members have been charged with sexual assault. He said those people “threaten the trust and discipline which makes our military strong.”

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