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Soldiers of the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, took over the responsibility of safeguarding civilians from airborne threats during a transfer of authority ceremony in Gaziantep, Turkey, Dec. 13, 2013.
Eight robots took their first steps into the future, Dec. 21, 2013, at a racetrack complex near Miami, one that scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency envisioned for them as the world watched the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster unfold in 2011.
President Barack Obama signed House Resolution 3304, Dec. 26, 2013, which provides pay and bonuses for U.S. service members, enhances counter-terrorism efforts overseas, builds security capacities of key U.S. partner-nations, expands efforts to prevent sexual assault and strengthens protections for victims.
American officials, including Secretary of State John F. Kerry, have made calls to leaders throughout Africa and the world seeking a solution to the crisis in South Sudan, U.S. State Department spokesman Jen Psaki said in a statement issued Dec. 24, 2013.