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Mali an Unexpected Mission for French Defense Minister




General John Allen, until recently the top commander in Afghanistan, declined the offer to head NATO and said he will retire to spend more time with his family. A US computer security firm alleged that hackers affiliated with the Chinese military have made over 140 significant intrusions into US corporate and government websites since 2006.




Beyond Radiation: Pentagon Seeks Better Ways to Detect Nuclear Weapons




'Land Grabbing': Foreign Investors Buy Up Third World Farmland




Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S.




As Assad Holds Firm, Obama Could Revisit Arms Policy




Afghan Security Council Orders Armed Forces Consolidation




Hezbollah Unmasked




Renewed Push for Afghans to Make Peace With Taliban




After the Arab Spring: Al-Jazeera Losing Battle for Independence




Afghan Insurgent Is Killed on US-Led Military Base




Army may have to extend Afghanistan deployments due to budget cuts




US Military Faces Fire as It Pulls Out of Afghanistan




NATO air strikes for Afghan security forces must end: Karzai




At Pentagon, 'pivot to Asia' becomes 'shift to Africa'




US Official Details French Role in Mali




Afghanistan peace talks: 'The ball is now in the Taliban court'




Iran could use U.N. talks as cover to build bomb, Ban Ki-moon says




The Treasury Department designated Yahya Abu Al-Hamman, who heads the Sahel wing of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, as a global terrorist. President Obama issued an Executive Order promoting information-sharing on cyberthreats between government and key infrastructure companies; 198 attacks on critical US infrastructure systems were reported last year.




General Lloyd Austin, nominated to lead the Central Command, urged that the Afghan military be kept at its peak strength of 352,000 troops, rather than the much lower number currently planned, in order to ward off the Taliban. Retiring Defense Secretary Panetta announced the creation of the Distinguished Warfare Medal to recognize the contributions of drone pilots and computer defense experts.