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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel steps off a plane to visit U.S. troops in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Mr. Hagel spoke with troops and thanked them for being deployed during the holidays. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, Pool)

Hagel in Kabul but gets no invitation from Karzai

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel traveled halfway around the world for a rare visit to the Afghanistan war zone, but he did not meet with the man holding up an agreement to keep U.S. troops there after 2014. Published December 8, 2013

Libyan rebels were armed with SA-7s to help topple dictator Moammar Gadhafi, but weapons merchants have set up large operations with no interference. (Associated Press)

Missiles flow into Syria, risk falling into hands of al Qaeda

One of terrorism's most feared weapons, the shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile, has begun to flow into war-ravaged Syria in numbers that alarm the West because they may fall into the hands of al Qaeda, according to national security analysts. Published November 6, 2013

**FILE** A photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an F-15E Strike eagle in-flight over Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2008. (Associated Press/U.S Air Force/Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)

Air Force: Sequester, shutdown imperil crews and missions

The Air Force is telling Congress that the double whammy of sequestration budget cuts and the partial government shutdown "endangers the safety of our airmen" and "unnecessarily adds risks" to everyday missions. Published October 12, 2013

Thomas Rabe, right, places a wedding ring on Robert Coffman's finger during a marriage ceremony at City Hall in Baltimore, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ** FILE **

Pentagon: Ethics rules now apply to married gays

The Pentagon is alerting same-sex married couples they are now under the same federal ethics rules as heterosexual marriages and must avoid criminal conflicts of interest. Published October 5, 2013

Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, ordered the general overseeing all desecration cases to "crush" the defendants, who included Capt. James V. Clement. (Associated Press)

Marine Corps whistleblower faces vengeance from superiors

The Marine Corps officer who filed a complaint against the commandant for intervening in the Taliban urination cases against eight Marines is now the target of reprisals from superiors, his attorney says. Published September 29, 2013