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U.S. Officials Point To Iran As Growing Threat

Before a Senate committee on Tuesday, the director of national intelligence cited Iran's unclear intentions as the nation moves toward nuclear capability as reason to consider it a growing security threat. The annual list of U.S. security threats also included al-Qaida and the growing intensity of unrest in Syria.
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Leaders Try To Break U.N. Deadlock Over Syria

The U.N. Security Council convened Tuesday to discuss the Syrian crisis, but the prospects for a resolution aimed at halting the violence seem dim. Russia is vowing to veto an Arab-backed resolution that calls on President Bashar Assad to step aside to make room for a national unity government.
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What The FBI Wants In A Social Media Monitoring App

The FBI raised eyebrows last week with a document that details plans for a map-based app that would help the agency gather intelligence from sources like Facebook and Twitter. Translating tweets and developing "a dictionary of 'tweet' lingo" are among the app's desired functionalities.
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Does The GOP Have A National Security Candidate?

Active duty and retired members of the military are an important voting bloc in Florida, which holds its primary Tuesday. But which of the remaining four GOP candidates best represents the issues of military voters?
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U.S. And Iran, A Decade After 'Axis' Declaration

Ten years ago Sunday, President George W. Bush announced that Iran, Iraq and North Korea were "the axis of evil." Now, American-Iranian relations may be at their lowest level since the Islamic Republic was born. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Shuster and Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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Pentagon To Rethink Its Strategy, Cut Troops

The Pentagon has announced plans to cut the Army and Marines Corps by tens of thousands of troops over the next five years to meet budget targets set by Congress. In some respects, the plan reflects a return to normalcy after 10 years of war.

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