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Obama: Afghan election marks important milestone 
April 06, 2014 08:28 AM
Obama says Afghanistan's presidential election marks another milestone in the effort by the Afghan people to take full responsibility for their country as the United States gradually withdraws its forces.
Congress rushing to put in place Russia sanctions 
By Bradley Klapper | March 06, 2014 10:59 AM
Congress is rushing to put in place hard-hitting sanctions on Russia in response to its takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, hoping Europe will follow the lead of the United States in upping the pressure on President Vladimir Putin's government.
Russia, West try to hammer out Ukraine diplomacy 
March 06, 2014 12:51 AM
Facing off in Europe’s capitals, Russia and the West Wednesday began trying to build the elements of a diplomatic solution to one of Europe’s gravest crises since the Cold War – even as the West appeared increasingly resigned to an entrenched Russian presence in Crimea.
Dempsey: Security row may push Afghans toward Taliban 
By Lolita C. Baldor | February 27, 2014 12:40 AM
America’s top military officer said Wednesday that the impasse over a security agreement between the United States and Afghanistan is encouraging the enemy to take bold actions and could lead some Afghan forces to align with the Taliban to “hedge their bets.”
Obama threatens Karzai with full US withdrawal 
February 26, 2014 11:09 AM
Frustrated with his Afghan counterpart, President Barack Obama is ordering the Pentagon to accelerate planning for a full U.
Is the U.S. ready for new WMD threats? 
By Bennett Ramberg | February 17, 2014 12:12 AM
The success of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in eliminating Syria’s chemical production sites, coupled with the start of the removal of chemical agents from the country by sea, mark important milestones in getting rid of a deadly arsenal, even if the ultimate outcome of the process still awaits final judgment.
Hagel orders full review of nuclear missile force 
January 25, 2014 12:11 AM
With public trust and safety at stake, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered immediate actions Thursday to define the depth of trouble inside the U.S. nuclear force, which has been rocked by disclosures about security lapses, poor discipline, weak morale and other problems that raise questions about nuclear security.
The Benghazi dispute was mostly over phony issues 
By David Ignatius | January 20, 2014 12:26 AM
The Senate Intelligence Committee made headlines last week by reporting that the 2012 attack in Benghazi was preventable. But frankly, we knew that.

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