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Afghan commanders have refused more than a dozen times within the past two months to act on U.S. intelligence regarding high-level insurgents, arguing that night-time operations would result in civilian casualties.
Americans typically want more spending on defense but favor cutting back when they are told how much actually is spent on defense compared with other budget items, according to opinion data released Thursday.
The radical Islamic group Boko Haram has carried out a number of violent and deadly attacks in Nigeria. Their bombings and drive by shootings have killed hundreds of Nigerian civilians, both Christian and Muslim.
The Obama administration is beginning a new push for Senate approval of the 1982 U.N. Law of the Sea treaty, saying it's necessary to protect the Navy's right to carry out exercises off the coast of China.