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Bipartisan House Defense Panel Erupts in Shouting Match

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There was screaming. There were allegations. There was partisan bickering. For nearly three hours Wednesday, one of the last-remaining bastions of political cooperation in Washington staged what one lawmaker dubbed a political "spectacle."

The House Armed Services Committee has long taken pride in a ...

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Romney Camp Uses Netanyahu to Hit Obama on Sanctions

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The Romney campaign tried to downplay new sanctions announced Tuesday by the Obama administration that are aimed at convincing Iran to end its nuclear arms program.

The new economic penalties are designed to place more pressure on Tehran as it moves closer to obtaining an atomic weapon, White House ...

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Iran

U.S. Expected To Remain Neutral In South China Sea Disputes

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As China and its neighbors bicker about rights to the profitable minerals and fossil fuels beneath the floor of the South China Sea, some say it is unlikely Washington will take a side as squabbles continue to emerge.

China has warned neighbors in recent months to refrain from conducting military ...

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China

White House Touts Drops in Cocaine Colombian Production, US Consumption

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A senior White House official on Monday touted declining drug production and consumption levels, but stifled any notion the Obama administration will propose legalizing marijuana to speed the trend.

White House drug control policy chief Gil Kerlikowske says cocaine production in Colombia has dropped ...

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U.S. Allies Have Intense Interest In Military Drones

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America's allies are extremely interested in buying U.S.-made military drone aircraft, positioning American firms well for an expected explosion of unmanned plane sales.

In his global travels, Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro says he detects "an intense interest" among U.S. allies to ...

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U.S. Official: No Evidence Of 'MANPADS Leakage' In Syria

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U.S. officials have uncovered no evidence showing the Syrian military has lost control of large numbers of portable missile launchers and other weapons, a senior State Department official says. Meantime, Washington hopes a political settlement in Libya will lead militias to turn over similar ...

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Libya

Study Urges Panetta to Send More Marines, Attack Subs to Asia-Pacific

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A report prepared for Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urges the Obama administration to beef up the U.S. military's footprint in the Pacific region by sending additional Marines, attack submarines, missiles systems, and other firepower the area.

The report includes a number of startling conclusions ...

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China
Panetta, Leon

At Start Of Romney Trip, Pentagon Announces Panetta to Tunisia, Egypt

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As presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney kicks off a three-country tour that will culminate in Israel to bolster his foreign policy and national security credentials, the Pentagon announced Thursday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will visit two key Arab countries before stopping in ...

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Israel

Obama, Romney Surrogates Trade Foreign Policy Barbs

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Backers of President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney are trading barbs over how America's foreign policy should be shaped even as the candidates largely focus on economic issues.

Romney surrogates charge Obama with withdrawing Washington from global leadership, selling out ...

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