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Marines embassy security teams to take fiscal hit

Marine Corps leaders have issued a 30 percent, across-the-board budget reduction to all service combat units not preparing for deployment to Afghanistan, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said Monday. 

Warren could not provide a specific dollar amount on how much the Marine Corps embassy security units would be cut by, but did say funding for those security forces would be cut, to pay for sequestration. 

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Iran's Beirut embassy bombed

A twin bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut killed at least two dozen people on Tuesday, Lebanon's Daily Star reports.

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