The U.S. has sent Marines to Australia as part of a military pivot that will place greater emphasis on Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Some Australians are wondering how this might affect their relations with China.
The latest terrorism scare, like so many others, involved a plot to blow up an airplane. While it seems many terrorist groups are fixated on planes, there are also signs that they're now looking for easier targets that can cause catastrophic damage.
The U.S. strategy for leaving Afghanistan calls for U.S. troops to hand off responsibility for security to Afghan forces. The target date is two years away. It's been a slow process so far, with Afghan troops sometimes unwilling, or unable, to assume leadership.
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