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March 5, 2013
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  • NATO: Decision on Afghan troop levels will come in June
    NATO will release in June its plan for how many troops it will keep in Afghanistan after 2014, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday. "I would expect it [the size of the force] to be finalized very soon because we also need to start planning," Rasmussen said. Reuters (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Algeria steps up anti-terror campaign with U.S. help
    The reported killing of two al-Qaida leaders is not expected to end the Algerian government's anti-terrorism efforts. The U.S. is encouraging greater cooperation. "Right now, the cooperation is quite limited. But they can use our human intelligence -- our networks in the field and among the populations. And we can use [the Americans'] technology, like the drones," said Mohamed Chafik Mesbah, a retired Algerian army officer. GlobalPost.com (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • House bill would shift Pentagon funding
    Republican lawmakers in the House on Monday introduced a $984 billion bill to fund the government. The bill would shift $10.4 billion into the operations and maintenance account of the Pentagon by trimming other Department of Defense accounts. "The key is, they are moving the money into the accounts where it's needed, so that DOD will not have to make as drastic as reductions in things like readiness," said Todd Harrison, a budget analyst. The Hill/On The Money blog (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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