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France and the U.S. solidified a partnership to combat terrorism and quell sectarian violence across the southern reaches of the Sahara. The French-American cooperation put renewed emphasis on the role of U.S. Africa Command.
Military watchers are hoping the president's State of the Union speech Tuesday will feature lengthy passages about the war in Afghanistan, the recent reductions in military retirement pay or the veterans claims backlog. But if history is any indication, they'll be disappointed.
Military family and benefits advocates said they plan to fight a new Pentagon proposal to gut the commissary program by slashing its funding, which could lead to widespread store closures.