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Afghan Offensive Critical To Obama Strategy, Allies

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Obama Administration Shifts Its Tactics On Iran

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U.S. Troops Try For Order At Distribution Centers

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Devastation Lies Beyond Haiti's Capital

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Search And Rescue Teams In Haiti Race Against Time

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U.S. soldiers arrive at the Port-au-Prince international airport on Friday. The U.S. Army took over operations at the airport, which has suffered from major bottlenecks as flights with rescue teams and relief supplies have descended in the wake of Tuesday's earthquake. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Airport Logjams Stymie Relief Efforts In Haiti

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Concern Grows About U.S. Focus On Afghanistan

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Ex-Guantanamo Inmates Among Detroit Plot Planners

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U.S. Has Long Kept Watchful Eye On Yemen

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Corruption Ignored, Deplored In Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan, U.S. Success Depends On Karzai

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Afghan Forces To Take Over Security Responsibilities

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