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Mali draws comparisons with Afghanistan

The war rages about cities with names such as Goa and Timbuktu, in a sparsely populated, mostly flat, dusty and landlocked country in Northwestern Africa. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2013

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Fiscal crisis, budget battle mark Leon Panetta's tenure at the Pentagon

As Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's plane returned home Saturday night, completing his final official overseas trip, his staff gathered to salute his time as Pentagon... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2013

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Panetta: US helping French forces with intel

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that the U.S. is already providing intelligence gathering assistance to the French in their assault on Islamist extremists... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2013

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Hundreds of French troops drive back Islamic extremists in Mali

The battle to retake Mali's north from the al-Qaida-linked groups controlling it began in earnest Saturday, after hundreds of French forces deployed to the country and... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2013

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President Obama nominates Sen. John Kerry for secretary of state

President Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, saying Kerry's entire life "has prepared him for this role." Read more »

Dec. 21, 2012

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Sen. John Kerry, Obama's pick for secretary of state, a familiar face on the world stage

Sen. John Kerry, President Barack Obama's pick for secretary of state, will need no introduction with the world leaders vital to American interests. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2012

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