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Debate Shows GOP Has Little Unity On Security Issues

Most of the Republican presidential debates in this election cycle have taken place in a swing state, and focused on the economy. Tuesday night's gathering was different. CNN and two conservative think thanks sponsored the eleventh debate of the year in Washington, D.C.
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U.S. Rethinks Its Dealings With Political Islam

The uprisings in the Arab world have altered the political landscape in North Africa and the Middle East. Islamist parties, often suppressed under autocratic leaders, have gained ground in Tunisia and are poised to do well in Egypt and Libya as well. This trend has forced the U.S. to rethink its dealings with political Islam. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. will see what those parties do and engage those who play by democratic rules.
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Does Supercommittee Failure Imperil Pentagon?

The Pentagon already plans to cut about $500 billion from its budget over 10 years. Now, it faces another $500 billion in automatic cuts due to the failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns that it could lead to a hollow force.

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The American Behind The 2008 Attack On Mumbai

David Coleman Headley was one of the leaders of the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai. A new Frontline documentary chronicles how the son of a Pakistani father and an American mother became a radicalized Islamic militant while working as an informant for the U.S. government.
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Suspect In New York City Bomb Plots Arrested

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that 27-year-old Jose Pimentel was "plotting to bomb police patrol cars and also postal facilities as well as targeted members of our armed services returning from abroad." But authorities have no evidence the suspect was working with anyone else, the mayor said.

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