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Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."
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The Drone War's Bottleneck: Too Many Targets, Not Enough Pilots

Much of America's military campaign in Iraq and Syria is conducted by drones. NPR's Scott Simon talks with U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh about the shortage of drone pilots.
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Netanyahu Speech To Congress Is High-Risk, High-Reward, Analysts Say

Israelis are watching the latest spat between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the White House — which could worsen his country's global standing, but win him votes in Israel's March elections.
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U.S. Careful Amid Turmoil And Transition In Yemen, Saudi Arabia

The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.
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Paris Attacks Refocus Attention On Homegrown Terrorist Threats

Thousands of European men and women have traveled to Syria to fight, and some have returned home — possibly battle hardened. The concern is that they haven't come back to resume their lives, but instead have been dispatched by al Qaida or the so-called Islamic State to attack the West.
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'Charlie Hebdo' Gunmen Are Textbook Case Of Radicalization

The 2 brothers responsible for the attack on a Paris weekly went from scofflaws to violent jihadists. We trace the younger brother's history. He is thought to be the driving force behind the attack.
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At The Monterey Presidio, City And Army Partner To Reduce Costs

Along California's central coast, the city of Monterey and the Army's Defense Language Institute have formed a partnership, saving about $2 million a year by sharing costs.
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Communities Around Fort Campbell Brace For Word On Budget Cuts

This week, the Army held a town hall meeting at Fort Campbell. The sprawling Army post straddles Kentucky and Tennessee and is a major economic driver for the region.
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Scholar: U.S. Drone Use Has Contributed To Yemen's Instability

The spectre of civil war and chaos hangs over Yemen's capitol. Robert Siegel talks with Brookings Institute scholar Ibrahim Sharqieh about the dynamics in this poor and troubled nation.
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A 'Guantanamo Diary' From A Prisoner Still On The Inside

In the first memoir from a prisoner still being held at Guantanamo, Mohamedou Ould Slahi tells how he went from his native Mauritania to joining al-Qaida in Afghanistan to the U.S. prison in Cuba.

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