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  • This image provided by the U.S. Army shows U.S. soldiers and service members as they watch the cable news coverage of the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on a television at the Bagram air field on Monday. Bin Laden was slain in his hideout in Pakistan early Monday in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a decade. (Associated Press)

    Gates: Bin Laden death could be a game-changer

    The killing of Osama bin Laden could be a game-changer for the U.S. military in Afghanistan by splitting the native Taliban from the al Qaeda terror network, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday during a stop at a North Carolina Air Force base.

  • "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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