Hagel Grilled By Fellow Republicans At Confirmation Hearing

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U.S. May Build Base For Drones In Northwest Africa

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Panetta: 'Everyone Entitled To A Chance' At Combat

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Women In Combat Ban To Be Lifted

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Gen. Carter Ham, who heads the U.S. Africa Command, meets with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika last September. Amid upheaval in the region, AFRICOM is still attempting to define its mission. Farouk Batiche/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Military Seeks Its Role In Troubled North Africa

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Gen. John Allen Cleared In Email Probe

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Post Afghan Mission, How Many U.S. Troops Stay There?

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Obama To Pick New Pentagon, CIA Leaders

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Hagel Expected To Be Picked As Defense Secretary

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Islamist Militant Groups On The Rise In Africa

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Gen. Carter Ham is head of the U.S. African command. An Army brigade from Fort Riley, Kan., will begin helping train African militaries beat back a growing terrorist threat posed by al-Qaida. AP hide caption

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U.S. Military Builds Up Its Presence In Africa

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Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and then-presidential candidate Barack Obama in Amman, Jordan, in 2008. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hagel Would Be First Former Enlisted Soldier To Run Pentagon

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Syrian Government Harbors Tons Of Chemical Agents

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