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Clinton and Karzai Break Bread at the State Department

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomes Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai to the Department of State.
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Benghazi Report: White House Not to Blame for Misused Talking Points

The FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies — but not the White House — made major changes in talking points that led to the Obama administration's confusing explanations of the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, a Senate report concluded Monday.
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50 US Troops Deployed to Chad for Evacuation of American Citizens and Embassy Personnel

The evacuation of the U.S. diplomats comes in the wake of criticism of the Obama administration's handling of diplomatic security at its consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The ambassador and three other Americans were killed in a Sept. 11 attack.
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Obit: Gen. Schwarzkopf 'Stormin' Norman' was 78

A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as "Stormin' Norman" for a notoriously explosive temper.
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Army General Faces Court-Martial for Multiple Crimes with Women While On Base

The five pages of allegations involved Sinclair's conduct with five women who were not his wife. A 27-year Army veteran who served five combat tours, Sinclair is charged with eight crimes, including one count of forcible sodomy; two counts of wrongful sexual conduct; six counts of inappropriate sexual relationships, and eight counts of violating regulations. The charges involve activities when he was in Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany, and at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and they include violating what's known as General Order No. 1 — possessing alcohol in a war zone.
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Panetta: US and Allied Forces Have Turned the Tide in Afghanistan

Panetta said the international military coalition has managed to reverse a five-year trend of growing violence. And he said Afghan forces are on track to take the lead for securing the entire country next year.
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Cutting Through the Controversy About Indefinite Detention and the NDAA

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a yearly military spending bill. Last year, the bill affirmed the U.S.’s authority to hold suspected terrorists indefinitely and without charges. The provision had generated plenty of controversy, particularly about whether U.S. citizens could be detained indefinitely.
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Clinton Tells NATO Syrian Peace Will Not Come Until al-Assad Transfers Power

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says progress towards ending the conflict in Syria won't happen unless Syrian President Bashar al-Assad transfers power and the Syrian regime stops killing its people.
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Veterans’ Advocate to Congress: Reconstruct Missing War Records

Veterans’ Advocate to Congress: Reconstruct Missing War Records
The leader of a national veterans' advocacy group urged a congressional subcommittee to force the Department of Defense to immediately reconstruct — if possible — missing military field records from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Peter Sleeth
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Lost War Records: Watch The Congressional Hearing

Lost War Records: Watch The Congressional Hearing
A congressional subcommittee Tuesday plans to take up the topic of missing war records from Iraq and Afghanistan, the subject of a ProPublica-Seattle Times investigation last month.
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