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Obama Names Susan Rice As New National Security Adviser

President Obama has announced his choice of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as the next national security adviser, an appointment that does not require Senate confirmation. Congressional Republicans have sharply criticized Rice for erroneous statements she made after the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, last September.
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What's Next For Bradley Manning And The WikiLeaks Trial?

All Things Considered host Robert Siegel talks with Ed Pilkington of The Guardian about the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking classified military documents to WikiLeaks.
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Top Military Brass Face Panel Regarding Sexual Assaults

Tuesday on Capitol Hill a panel of top military officers — including the Joint Chiefs of Staff — faced a Senate panel that grilled them about the problem of sexual assault in the military. There was consensus that the problem is unacceptable, but there was less agreement about solutions. One controversial proposal, backed by some Senators, calls for taking responsibility for military trials of sexual assault cases from commanders. NPR's Larry Abramson reports on the debate over the military chain of command and sexual assault.
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What's Next For The FBI: A New Generation Of Challenges

As Robert Mueller's tenure at the director FBI comes to a close, the Obama administration narrows the global war on terror. The White House is expected to nominate former deputy attorney general James Comey. The new leader will face a host of new challenges.
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Senate Committee Investigates Sexual Assaults In U.S. Military

Congress holds another hearing Tuesday on ways to reduce sexual assault in the military. Despite agreement that sexual assault is a problem, the military is struggling to find the most effective way of dealing with the problem. Congress wants to see more offenders go to jail or at least get kicked out of the service. But in fact there's little evidence that strategy will actually reduce the number of assaults.
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Intent To Harm At Center Of Bradley Manning's Trial

Prosecutors say the soldier downloaded thousands of diplomatic cables and war field reports and sent them to the website WikiLeaks. His trial, which begins Monday, highlights the U.S. government's aggressive campaign to keep secrets.
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Can A Huge Hog Deal Pose A National Security Risk?

A Chinese company plans to buy U.S. pork giant Smithfield Foods for nearly $5 billion. The deal may undergo review by an interagency panel known as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. The panel has played a significant role in shaping foreign investments in this country for nearly four decades.

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