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Obama's Military Tactics: Risky Missions, Elite Units

For the president, commando raids and drone attacks are part of a new focus on "low-cost, small presence" military tactics. There have been several recent successes, though analysts are still debating the legality and long-term effectiveness.
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Navy SEALs Rescue Kidnapping Victims In Somalia

More than two dozen commandoes from the Navy's SEAL Team 6 swept into an encampment in northern Somalia Tuesday, rescuing American Jessica Buchanan and her Danish colleague some three months after they were taken hostage. The two were in the country as aid workers. The SEALs killed nine of the captors and apprehended three others. NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman tells Robert Siegel the latest.
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Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Leaking Information

A former CIA agent is facing criminal charges for allegedly leaking classified information to reporters. The Justice Department accuses John Kiriakou of violating the Espionage Act by telling reporters about some of the agency's most sensitive counter-terrorism operations.
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CIA Officer Charged With Leaking Information

A former CIA officer has been charged with leaking classified information to reporters. The Justice Department alleges that John Kiriakou, 47, leaked the name of a covert CIA operative and confirmed that another was involved in a counterterrorism operation.

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