Jackie Northam Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, politics, and life across the globe.
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta looks on at left as Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen testifies Thursday in Washington. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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U.S Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (left) speaks to French Finance Minister Francois Baroin (right) during talks in Marseille earlier this month. The U.S. is increasingly concerned that the European debt crisis will have an impact on the U.S. economy. Lionel Cironneau/AP hide caption

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Europe's Debt Crisis Casts Cloud Over U.S. Economy

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Darryl St. George, a Navy corpsman, walks along a mud compound wall in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. Next month will mark 10 years for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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As Wars Drag On, U.S. Interest Wanes

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Some In France Want To Say Au Revoir To The Euro

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Sarkozy, Merkel Want Balanced Budgets For Eurozone

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The Louis S. St Laurent icebreaker slices its way through the ice of the Northwest Passage. Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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A model of a surveillance drone by the French Dassault Aviation and the British BAE Systems is on display at the International Paris Air Show in June. Pierre Verdy/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A local resident walks Wednesday near Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The U.S. raid that killed bin Laden has been a source of tension in U.S.-Pakistani relations. Aqeel Ahmed/AP hide caption

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U.S.-Pakistan Relations Move From Grudging To Toxic

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