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An F-15C Eagle aircraft returns to base after a mission during Operation Deny Flight, the United Nations-sanctioned no-fly-zone action over Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998. Retired Navy Capt. Tom Parker, who flew no-fly-zone missions in the Balkans, says the strategy could work in Libya. But Defense Secretary Robert Gates and others argue that it wouldn't be easy.
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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, shown in a 2008 file photo, has created an incredibly centralized state, with all decisions going through him, says Frederic Wehrey, a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corp.
On Feb. 14, plaintiff Abdullah al-Kidd (right) and his attorney, Lee Gelernt, discuss a Supreme Court lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft during an interview with The Associated Press in Los Angeles.
Researchers used hatchling loggerhead turtles, like this one wearing a special harness, to see how the turtles responded to changing magnetic fields as guides for migration.
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A U.S. soldier records video footage while blowing up an improvised explosive device found by an Afghan villager in Kandahar province on Dec. 29. The military is using new technology — sensors attached to American aircraft — to sniff out roadside bombs.
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Members of the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga., walk toward a C-17 aircraft at Sather Air Base in Baghdad on Nov. 30, beginning their journey home after a year in Iraq.
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat resigned in the wake of the leak of thousands of documents to Al Jazeera. But some say his resignation was also prompted in part by the broader turmoil in the Arab world.
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The sun gleamed down on the closed Washington Monument as the federal budget impasse continued in Washington on Jan. 4, 1996. Brawling and bargaining by turns, President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders struggled to make progress toward a balanced budget, while blaming each other for a partial government shutdown that inconvenienced millions.
Michael Wand of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany demonstrates a technology that recognizes speech through muscle activity in the face rather than sound.
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