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Even as many countries increase their militaries' budgets, global defense spending dropped by almost 2 percent in 2013, according to a new report. Most of the cuts are due to shifting spending in the West.
The Coast Guard aims to seize 40 percent of the estimated 890 metric tons of cocaine moving between South America and the U.S. every year, but would need more than 12 additional ships to close in on that goal.
Following backlash from his statements in front of a Senate subcommittee on personnel, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Mike Barrett is working to clarify his position in a written letter to Marines.