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Source: No Evidence Afghan Forces Helped Attack U.S. General's Plane

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There is no evidence that Afghan forces assisted Taliban forces with an attack that damaged Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey's plane, a senior Pentagon official tells U.S. News & World Report.

Enemy fighters fired rockets into an American base in Afghanistan early Tuesday morning and ...

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Department of Defense
foreign policy
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national security terrorism and the military

Little U.S., NATO Leaders Can Do About 'Insider Attacks'

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A number of recent fatal attacks on U.S. and Nato forces by Afghan security forces reveals there are few ways for U.S. and NATO officials to prevent similar attacks in the future.

On 32 occasions during the first eight months of this year, individuals wearing Afghan security uniforms have attacked ...

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Department of Defense
foreign policy
military
national security terrorism and the military
War in Afghanistan (2001-)

Loathed Continuing Resolution Might Be Way Out of Defense Cuts

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Washington insiders often lament lawmakers' newfound use of governmentwide spending measures each year to keep all federal agencies operating. But one budget guru says this newfound ritual might be the lone way to avoid the thing feared most in defense circles: sequestration.

Unless lawmakers send ...

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Department of Defense
foreign policy
military
national security terrorism and the military

Top Obama Aide: National Security Leaks 'Absolutely' Have Caused Damage

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A senior aide to President Obama is calling for any White House official who knowingly leaked details about classified national security programs to be prosecuted.

Details of national security programs that have been made public in recent months have been "unconscionable," John Brennan, Obama's ...

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Department of Defense
foreign policy
military
national security terrorism and the military

White House Official: Obama Yet to Rule Out Syrian Intervention

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A senior White House official says President Barack Obama has yet to rule out sending U.S. military forces to quell Syria's bloody civil war.

John Brennan, the White House's top homeland security and counterterrorism official, also says Syria is "awash" in weapons despite rebel leaders' claims that ...

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Department of Defense
foreign policy
military
national security terrorism and the military
Syria
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