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In lieu of Afghan security pact, NATO must remain flexible, defense chiefs say




A three-year Pentagon study has found that US intelligence agencies are not sufficiently able to detect the development or proliferation of nuclear weapons by foreign powers. Defense Secretary Hagel ordered thorough reviews of the US nuclear force. The US is seeking to expand by 50% its 500-Marine Africa crisis response team based in MorĂ³n, Spain.




US Embassy plot reveals Israel's growing Al Qaeda problem




Arms smuggling attempt foiled on Jordanian-Syrian border




German Military Faces a Difficult Year in Africa and Afghanistan




US designates Deputy Secretary-General of Palestinian Islamic Jihad

In its designation, the State Department noted that Iran is a key backer of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In addition, the State Department noted the increase in cooperation between PIJ and Hamas.


For US forces, delivering peacekeepers to the CAR is no easy task




At the Geneva II talks on Syria, Secretary of State Kerry said "parallel efforts" will be made during the talks to find other ways to pressure the Assad regime. Kerry also revived the idea that Iran could be part of the negotiations. The Navy is seeking more shore-based, localized solutions to the problem of piracy in African waters. The Pentagon adopted a new policy giving service members wider latitude for the manifestation of "sincerely held beliefs" in dress, grooming, and other matters.




Syria Talks Open with Acrimony and Testy Exchanges




Afghanistan cracks down on commercials that favor US troops




France to bolster military presence in Africa




Top American and Russian officials discussed security cooperation during the Sochi Olympics. The Navy said air and naval assets, including two warships in the Black Sea, will be available during the Olympics in case they are needed for contingency operations resulting from a terrorist attack. US military officials are urging the Obama administration to consider keeping 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014 and drawing that number down to near zero by the end of Obama's term; they say fewer troops will be insufficient for security purposes and thus the only other option would be a full pullout at the end of this year.




Former NATO commander warns of wider war in Middle East




US secretly backs rebels to fight al Qaeda in Syria




US Offers Russia High-Tech Aid to Thwart Sochi Terror




Pakistan 'disappointed' with US aid being linked to Shakil Afridi's detention




Geneva deal doesn't stop Iran's bid for a bomb: Israel




Despite concerns about terrorism at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, heightened by the release of a threatening video by Islamist militants, the US is sending a relatively small security contingent to the games. The US wants the UN to disinvite Iran to the Geneva II peace talks unless Iran endorses the Syrian transition plan adopted at the Geneva I talks.




Afghan Senate Repeats Calls for BSA Signing




Afghan Taliban reject US call for peace talks

Zabihullah Mujahid rejected the US' call for the group to "put down their arms and begin peace talks," a request that was made just one day after a Taliban suicide assault team killed 21 people, including two Americans, at a restaurant in Kabul.