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The Obama administration is curtailing some of the annual $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt; the "recalibration" is said to be temporary. Arab and Israeli allies expressed concern that the move indicates US disengagement from the region as part of the administration's 'pivot' to Asia. The FBI is investigating three recent attacks on the Arkansas power grid.
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.