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February 6, 2013
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  In the Pentagon 
  • France to start withdrawing troops from Mali
    France plans to start reducing its presence in Mali as African troops take on a more prominent role in coming weeks. Militants have abandoned many of the cities they once controlled in the country's northern regions, but skirmishes continue in surrounding areas, and a decisive battle is taking place in a mountainous region in the country's extreme north, officials say. The Wall Street Journal (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Board discusses Reserve master sergeant promotion process
    Members of the Active Guard and Reserve master sergeant board say only about one-third of Army soldiers considered for promotion in the October 2012 session certified their board file contents in time. The board reviewed 3,120 sergeants for possible promotion and selected only 36. Army Times (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Opinion: Smart budget cuts can help DOD maintain readiness
    The U.S. has historically done a poor job managing postwar drawdowns, and if that trend continues after the war in Afghanistan, America's interests will be in danger, writes Michéle Flournoy, a former undersecretary of defense for policy. She outlines a number of steps the Defense Department can take to reduce spending without undermining readiness, such as getting rid of excess infrastructure and reforming the acquisitions process. The Wall Street Journal (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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