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Obama Orders Review Of Government Response To Overseas HostagesPresident Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of how the U.S. government responds when American citizens are taken hostage by terrorists overseas, including protocol for how families of those being held captive are kept informed.
US Citizen Who Died Fighting For ISIS In Syria Posted On Twitter For Allah To Have Mercy On His SoulAn American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said.
NSC Confirms US Asking Hong Kong For Snowden ExtraditionThe National Security Council says U.S. officials have contacted authorities in Hong Kong for the extradition of Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who says he leaked highly classified documents about two surveillance programs.
Hagel: Iran 'Will Find A Partner' In US If It Lives Up To Nuke Program ObligationsThe United States' military is facing a number of challenges in the coming years, from budget cuts to civil war in Syria, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday in Omaha.
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