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Missouri governor activates National Guard ahead of Ferguson decision

Posted: 11/17/2014 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Obama: Troop deployments depend on circumstances

Updated: 11/16/2014 - President Barack Obama is reiterating his desire not to send U.S. combat troops to fight Islamic State fighters, but says there are always circumstances where the U.S. might need to deploy ground troops.

Hagel: US needs game-changing military innovation

Updated: 11/16/2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is announcing a plan to inject fresh thinking and new ideas into how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and military modernization by Russia, China and others.

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