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Pentagon Won't Feel Most Of Sequester's Effects Until Summer

Across-the-board spending cuts are set to go into effect on Friday. But the sequestration will be more like a long slope than a cliff. Pentagon officials don't expect serious cuts — like furloughs and lost flying time — to kick in for at least two months.
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Overseas Trip A Road Test For Secretary Of State Kerry

One dominant theme of the trip will be how to resolve the crisis in Syria, where an estimated 70,000 people have been killed over the past two years. Kerry is portraying his first trip as secretary of state as a listening tour, and he certainly expects to hear a lot about Syria.
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Fighting Stream Of Terrorist Capital, Kenya Cracks Down on Somali Businesses

U.S. counterterrorism efforts include choking off the flow of cash to extremists and urging friendly countries to help. But in places like the Nairobi neighborhood of Eastleigh, where Somali refugees have flocked, it's hard to distinguish between tainted money and honest cash.
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Defense Cuts May No Longer Be Political Sacred Cow

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said the looming automatic spending cuts will damage U.S. national security. But the warnings don't appear to be moving the needle with lawmakers or the American public.
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How Could The U.S. Respond To Chinese Hacking?

President Obama and the Pentagon have recently raised concerns about the threats posed from cyber attacks. But there's no clear consensus on how best to address the problem.

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