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  • A hole caused by a NATO bombing attack is seen in Col. Moammar Gadhafi's compound in Bab Al-Aziziya in Tripoli, Libya, on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

    Pentagon: U.S., NATO not in manhunt for Gadhafi

    The Pentagon pushed back on assertions Thursday that either NATO or the U.S. military is actively engaged in a manhunt for Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi, underscoring ongoing sensitivities over the strict parameters of the U.N. mission there.

  • White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest gives a press briefing at a hotel in Vineyard Haven, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    White House: No evidence Gadhafi has left Libya

    The White House said Wednesday there was no evidence to indicate Col. Moammar Gadhafi had left Libya, but a spokesman said it was clear his hold on power had slipped even as loyalists waged scattered battles across Tripoli.

  • Men from Bangladesh, who used to work in Libya but recently fled the unrest, walk with their belongings alongside a road, as they head to a refugee camp after crossing the Tunisia-Libyan border, in Ras Ajdir, Tunisia, Friday, March 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    U.S. flying relief supplies to refugees in Tunisia

    Two U.S. Air Force cargo planes flew blankets, water and other relief supplies to Tunisia on Friday as part of an international effort to help refugees who fled from the fighting in Libya.

  • U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of the NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, listens to a question during a press conference Sunday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gen. McChrystal stressed that progress toward real stability in Afghanistan will be slow as international troops painstakingly try to win over a population that includes its enemies and has little trust in the government. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon says Rolling Stone writer denied embed

    The author of the Rolling Stone article that ended the military career of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander in Afghanistan, has been denied permission to join U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

  • "There is a real potential threat there to put American lives at risk," says Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the leak of a database of field reports from Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

    No news is still bad news in leaks of Afghan reports

    One of the most shocking things about the publication of a huge database of secret field reports from the U.S. military in Afghanistan is how few surprises it contains.

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