February 8, 2013 Some guard towers were unattended, and the insurgents "got lucky" by cutting through the fence at a remote area. A Congressional source says it doesn't appear anyone will be punished for the attack.
February 4, 2013 Congress, which has been pushing for answers, says there may have been serious security lapses. The attack killed two U.S. Marines.
February 1, 2013 Although a fiscal cliff was narrowly prevented at the beginning at the year, there's another budget deadline approaching. If Congress doesn't act, billions in automatic budget cuts will slice military spending, possibly hurting contractors and some personnel.
January 23, 2013 The U.S. Africa Command, designed to strengthen defense relationships in Africa, is still trying to define its mission. African states have been wary, while the State Department and aid groups also express concerns. But growing conflicts in the region may soon put AFRICOM to the test.