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John Kerry: Israel, Palestine to Revive Peace Talks in D.C.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Israel and Palestine are preparing to begin peace negotiations over the territorial and political dispute that has been ongoing for decades, Reuters reported Saturday. Arshad Mohammed writes Kerry expects Israeli Cabinet minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat to arrive in Washington, …

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Report: Bruce McConnell to Leave DHS Next Month

Bruce McConnell plans to step down on August 10 as acting deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity of the Department of Homeland Security, GovInfoSecurity.com reported Thursday. Eric Chabrow writes McConnell managed vital programs and presidential directives to enhance countermeasures against cyber threats since Mark Weatherford left the position in April. Allan Friedman, …

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Martin Dempsey: Sequester Cuts Put Military Readiness At Risk

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate committee panel Thursday that budget cuts under the sequestration hurt the U.S. military’s ability to address national security threats, Reuters reported. David Alexander writes Army Gen. Martin Dempsey remarked about the impact of across-the-board defense cuts during a Senate …

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