Thursday's global agenda: Obama meets the Palestinians

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The Obama administration is shifting control of its drone program from the CIA to the military. [The Wall Street Journal]

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned Obama that U.S. spy agencies were dropping the ball on China and other threats because of their obsession with drone strikes. [The Washington Post]

Foreign Policy asks whether North Korea tricked the U.S. into spending $1 billion on missile defense.

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Federal agents are investigating allegations that Reagan national security adviser Robert McFarlane has been illegally lobbying for Sudan, The Washington Post reports.

The State Department announced a meeting of the President's FY 2014 U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for May 15.

The State Department's Shipping Coordinating Committee will conduct an open meeting on April 23 to prepare for the 44th session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Sub-Committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping (STW) to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom, April 29-May 3.

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