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Afghanistan drawdown announced

President Barack Obama has announced that 9800 troops will be left behind next year when all combat troops pull out of Afghanistan. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said in a statement, "I strongly support the president's decision to maintain a limited U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after our combat mission ends there later this year." Hagel said the move will do two things: "it will help ensure that al-Qaida cannot reconstitute itself in Afghanistan, and it will help us sustain the significant progress we have made in training and equipping the Afghan national security forces."

Tags: Afghanistan , Barack Obama , Chuck Hagel , troops , withdrawal , Afghan national security forces

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 10:20am EDT

Congress considers putting limits on drone strikes

Uncomfortable with the Obama administration's use of deadly drones, a growing number in Congress is looking to limit America's authority to kill suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens.

Tags: Barack Obama , drones , DoD , Congress , Steny Hoyer , CIA

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 08:12am EST

Congress tightens belt, trims spy budget for 2013

House lawmakers voted Monday 373-29 in favor of a Senate-passed bill to slightly boost the president's $72 billion budget request for intelligence agencies, which is still less than last year's $80 billion budget.

Tags: House , Congress , CIA , Mike Rogers , Dutch Ruppersberger , Senate , Diane Feinstein , House Intelligence Committee , Senate Intelligence Committee

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:07am EST

Intelligence agencies faulted for Libya fallout

A Senate report found that changes made by intelligence agencies were the origin of confusing explanations after the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

Tags: FBI , CIA , Senate , Congress , Obama administration , libya , DHS , Susan Rice , John Kerry

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:08am EST

Army teams going to Africa as terror threat grows

A U.S. Army brigade will begin sending small teams into as many as 35 African nations early next year, part of an intensifying Pentagon effort to train countries to battle extremists and give the U.S. a ready and trained force to dispatch to Africa if crises requiring the U.S. military emerge.

Tags: Army , AFRICOM , Carter Ham , DoD , al-Qaida in East Africa

Monday - 12/24/2012, 04:56am EST

Panetta says war on al-Qaida taking new direction

America's war on al-Qaida is taking a new direction, moving beyond declared combat zones like Afghanistan while countering the terrorist network's search for new sanctuaries, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , Afghanistan , terrorist

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 07:25pm EST
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