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Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel To Visit Iowa

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson
Chuck Hagle visits USS Freedom in 2013

During the time Chuck Hagel served as U.S. Secretary of Defense, Russia invaded Ukraine and the Syrian Civil War was at its height.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Hagel about current threats at home and abroad - getting his views on cyber-security, President Donald Trump’s new so-called travel ban, Trump’s call for greater defense spending, as well as the future of the Republican party.

Hagel will be in Iowa, speaking at Simpson College in Indianola, at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 13. His talk is the Seventh Annual Culver Lecture, and it's free and open to the public.

Later in the show, University of Iowa computer scientist Doug Jones gives some reflections on the claims of a rigged election in 2016. Jones is the author of Broken Ballots: Will your vote count? 

Lindsey Moon is IPR's Senior Digital Producer
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River