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Karzai’s recalcitrance nudges U.S. ‘zero option’ for troops closer to reality

In January, when U.S. officials first raised the prospect of keeping no troops in Afghanistan after 2014, this “zero option” was broadly seen as a bargaining chip the White House was using to nudge along talks over a long-term security agreement.

November 30, 2013 5:40 pm
Pentagon sidesteps ban, buys Russian helicopters

Pentagon sidesteps ban, buys Russian helicopters

WASHINGTON - By the end of 2016, Afghanistan's air force is due to have 86 Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters. Most of them will have been purchased by the United States from Rosoboronexport, the same state weapons exporter that continues to arm the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad.

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McCain threatens to block pick for CIA

McCain threatens to block pick for CIA

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain on Sunday renewed his threat to place a hold on John Brennan's nomination as CIA director, saying his decision depends on Brennan's answers to his questions about the terrorist attack last September in Benghazi, Libya, and his knowledge of harsh CIA interrogatio…

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