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  • Illustration: Pentagon cuts

    LYONS: Budget crisis drives defense strategy

    Maintaining our freedom and way of life requires that we retain our global leadership with a national strategy for military superiority that determines our military budget. What's happening today is the reverse, and it will fail.

  • Former Bosnian Serb military commander Gen. Ratko Mladic is seen at the start of his trial at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Toussaint Kluiters, Pool)

    Ratko Mladic's genocide trial gets under way

    Twenty years after his troops began brutally ethnically cleansing Bosnian towns and villages of non-Serbs, Gen. Ratko Mladic went on trial Wednesday at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal accused of 11 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

  • Briefly: Human rights group reports on abuses in Mali

    The West African state of Mali is suffering its worst crisis in half a century after a coup in the capital and a rebel takeover in the country's north, an international human rights group said in a report released Wednesday.

  • Yemen: 19 killed in clashes with al Qaeda fighters

    Clashes between government troops and al Qaeda fighters left 19 people dead in southern Yemen on Wednesday, military officials said.

  • **FILE** Syrian President Bashar Assad (Associated Press)

    Assad says mercenaries are behind Syria unrest

    In his first interview since December, Syrian President Bashar Assad insisted Tuesday his regime is fighting back against foreign mercenaries who want to overthrow him, not innocent Syrians aspiring for democracy in a yearlong uprising.

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    Pakistan's Zardari to attend NATO summit in Chicago

    Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will attend the NATO summit, which begins Sunday in Chicago, his office said Wednesday, signaling that a deal is close on reopening alliance supply routes into landlocked Afghanistan from Pakistani ports.

  • FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told a Senate committee Wednesday that leaks threaten law enforcement operations, put sources' lives at risk and make it harder to recruit them, and damage ties with foreign law-enforcement partners. (Associated Press)

    FBI probes bomb plot leaks

    FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told a Senate committee Wednesday the bureau is investigating the source of leaks about a plot by al Qaeda terrorists to place a sophisticated explosive device aboard a U.S.-bound airliner.

  • The International Criminal Court may expand its war-crimes indictment against Congolese Gen. Bosco Ntaganda, seen here in June 2010 at the 50th anniversary celebration of Congo's independence. (Associated Press)

    Congo ex-general said to be recruiting child soldiers again

    A Congolese general already sought on an international arrest warrant for his reputed use of child soldiers during an earlier conflict has forcibly recruited an additional 149 boys and teenagers since April, according to a Human Rights Watch investigation published Wednesday.

  • World Briefs: Cyberattack could draw NATO alliance response

    A top British defense official warned Wednesday that a cyberattack aimed at a NATO member could mobilize the entire 28-nation alliance to act against an aggressor.

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