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John McCain: U.S. Military Support in Iraq Should Continue

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) believes the U.S. should continue to assist the Iraqi government in stopping civil war and political unrest in the Middle Eastern nation, he told CNN in an interview aired Sunday. McCain told CNN’s “State of the Union” program that the White House should offer Iraq other forms …

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Intel Chiefs Tell Congress al-Qaida Not Done

The top two U.S. intelligence chiefs told a joint Congressional intelligence committee hearing Tuesday al-Qaida is weaker 10 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, but is still a threat and that domestic terrorists may be inspired by al-Qaida. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA Director David Petraeus both …

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Petraeus Sworn In as CIA Director

David Petraeus, the recently retired Army general who served as top commander in both Afghanistan and Iraq, was sworn in Tuesday as director of the CIA. Petraeus becomes the 20th director in agency history, taking over for Leon Panetta, who left the CIA in June to become defense secretary. After …

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Petraeus Bids Army Farewell, Warns Against Cuts to Military

Army Gen. David Petraeus will begin his new assignment as CIA director Tuesday, after receiving unanimous confirmation in June from the Senate. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn praised Petraeus as a great military leader. Mullen said Patreaus set …

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Obama Officially Nominates Panetta, Petraeus to New Posts

President Barack Obama has sent the nominations of CIA Director Leon Panetta to be defense secretary and Army Gen. David Petraeus to fill Panetta’s post at CIA to the Senate for confirmation, the Defense Department reports. Obama first announced the national security personnel shakeup April 28. Defense Secretary Robert M. …

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