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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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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Celebrated by Saban Forum

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Celebrated by Saban Forum
During her remarks, Clinton went into depth about her most recent experiences in the region, including the fighting between Israel and Hamas during operation Pillar of Defense. She also touched on a broad range of subjects including the deep cooperation between Israeli and American leaders, preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, and the potential for a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
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The UN, Susan Rice and Stevie Wonder Have More in Common Than You Might Think

The UN General Assembly voted to upgrade Palestine to the status of non-member observer state. As a result of the 138-9 vote (with 41 abstentions), "Palestine" now has the same status as the Vatican at the UN.
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Meet the Think Tankers Advising the U.S. Military in Kabul

Amid the media frenzy over former CIA director David Petraeus' extramarital affair, we were struck by a quick reference in a Washington Post story about Petraeus' time running the war in Afghanistan.
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Israeli Ambassador Oren Thanks Obama for Iron Dome

Last Wednesday, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren thanked President Barack Obama and the United States government for their support for Israel and the Iron Dome missile defense system. In his op-ed, Oren said that the development of the Iron Dome is a "metaphor" for the US-Israel relationship since the early 1990's.
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Photo Taken During Missile Alarm in Israel

The photo that gripped Israel.  A young mother protects her daughter during a siren in Ofakim.  This photo was taken by a 50 year old taxi driver who had stopped next to them.
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