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President Barack Obama said for the first time on Saturday his goal was to end the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and to significantly reduce the number of U.S. troops deployed there by then.
The push to end the policy barring openly gay men and women from serving in the military has new life on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have announced plans to push forward with their efforts despite opposition from most Republicans.
The United States should trim its lopsided military edge over the rest of the world as part of its efforts to cut its deficit, a nonpartisan group of national security policy experts said as the core defense budget comes under scrutiny.
A Coast Guard petty officer implicated in the 2009 boat collision on San Diego Bay that killed an 8-year-old boy has been cleared of wrongdoing, the Coast Guard announced Wednesday. Three others face criminal charges in courts-martial.
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates said that there were indicators that international sanctions on Iran had caused a rift between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.