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(USA Today) BAGHDAD — As the last U.S. troops withdraw from Iraq, that country faces major gaps in its ability to build a military capable of securing its borders and airspace from external attacks, according to U.S. military officials.
Chinese President Hu Jintao urged the People's Liberation Army Navy to prepare for military combat, amid growing regional tensions over maritime disputes and a U.S. campaign to assert itself as a Pacific power.
New intelligence indicates North Korea is building its first road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, an easily hidden weapon capable of hitting the United States, according to Obama administration officials.
Battered by Pakistan's military and U.S. drone strikes, the once-formidable Pakistani Taliban has splintered into more than 100 smaller factions and weakened, according to security officials, analysts, and tribesmen.