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President Obama defended the recent US raids in Libya and Somalia, saying the US would continue to hunt down active terror networks and disrupt active plots. "We're not going to farm out our defense," he added. US officials said the Somali raid was not fully carried out due to "imperfect intelligence."
US forces conducted raids against terrorists in Libya and Somalia. Defense Secretary Hagel said "most" of the furloughed Pentagon civilian workers will be soon called back to work. Secretary of State Kerry said the US is not abandoning its "pivot" to Asia.
Negotiations for a post-2014 US presence in Afghanistan are at an impasse; although an agreement has been reached to assure legal immunity for US troops, the US has rejected Afghan requests that the US guarantee Afghanistan's security and that US troops refrain from searching for al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Afghan President Karzai has said he is in no hurry to reach an agreement.