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Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

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In this July 4, 1991 file photo, President George Bush congratulates Desert Storm commander Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf after presenting him with the medal of freedom at the White House in Washington. Schwarzkopf died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. He was 78. AP Photo/Doug Mills, File

Retired General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over the second Gulf War against Iraq, died Thursday. He was 78.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No delays in rescue effort in Libya-US officials

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In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, a man looks at documents at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The graffiti reads, "no God but God," " God is great," and "Muhammad is the Prophet." CIA security officers went to the aid of State Department staff less than 25 minutes after they got the first call for help during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, as they laid out a detailed timeline of the CIA's immediate response to the attack from its annex less than a mile from the diplomatic mission.(AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri)

CIA security officers went to the aid of State Department staff less than 25 minutes after they got the first call for help during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday, as they laid out a detailed timeline of the CIA’s immediate response to the attack from its annex near the diplomatic mission.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Prostitution charges likely against US sailors

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A senior military official says the U.S. expects to charge two Navy sailors in connection with the prostitution scandal that engulfed U.S. Secret Service and military members preparing for a presidential visit to Colombia earlier this year.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US officials say 2 warships moving toward Libya

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The Pentagon ordered two warships to the Libyan coast in the aftermath of the attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three others, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Libyan military launches second Scud missile

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WASHINGTON— U.S. military officials say Libyan forces have once again fired a Scud missile, but it was unclear where it landed.

Posted: August 23rd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama outlines global plan for cyberspace

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WASHINGTON—The Obama administration laid out plans Monday to work aggressively with other nations to make the Internet more secure, enable law enforcement to work closely on cybercrime, and ensure that citizens everywhere have the freedom to express themselves online. And in the strongest terms to date, the White House made it clear the US would [...]

Posted: May 17th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Videos show bin Laden watching himself on TV

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WASHINGTON—Newly released videos show Osama bin Laden watching himself on television and rehearsing for terrorist videos, revealing that even from the walled confines of his Pakistani hideout, he remained a media maestro who was eager to craft his own image for the cameras. The videos, released by U.S. intelligence officials Saturday, were offered as further [...]

Posted: May 8th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pentagon: US-led strikes help rebels retake city

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WASHINGTON  — A barrage of U.S.-led airstrikes opened the door for Libyan rebels to retake the eastern city of Ajdabiya Saturday, handing President Barack Obama a tangible example of progress as he defends the military action to war-weary Americans. The administration has been under pressure to better explain why the U.S. was embroiling itself in [...]

Posted: March 27th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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