Iran will be testing more efficient uranium enrichment technology.
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Obama said the chances of a permanent nuke deal with Iran are at best no more than even odds.
A bipartisan group of senators asked China to back off its territorial claims in the Pacific.
Obama insists deal has halted Iran's progress on nuclear weapon.
"Obama's decision to rebalance to the Pacific Basin is not in question,” Biden said.
"Public demands that [Afghanistan] sign the agreement by the end of the year . . . contribute to President Karzai's mistaken belief that the United States needs Afghanistan more than Afghanistan needs the United States," Levin said in the letter.
"The next Afghan president, whoever he is, is also likely to be more reliable than President Karzai, and there would be greater confidence in his sticking with an agreement he has signed," the Michigan Democrat wrote.
The senator blasted the "frivolity" of a press conference about the investigation.
The Pentagon is merging its intelligence oversight and civil liberties protection offices as part of an overarching effort to revamp how it conducts military espionage operations in the post-Afghanistan era.
The move would not only link more closely DOD-led efforts to ensure current and future military intelligence programs do not violate privacy rights, but will also save the department millions in personnel and overhead costs.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has little to no hope that ongoing sequestration talks on Capitol Hill will rescue the Pentagon from the next round of draconian budget cuts.
While the Pentagon chief lauded the positive tone of the sequestration negotiations, "I do not expect any rescue" from lawmakers before the next round of across-the-board cuts under sequestration, he said.
The secretary of State told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem that Israel's security is “at the top of our agenda.”