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  • Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, left, confers with Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2014, prior to the committee's hearing focusing on the Korean peninsula during a review of defense authorization requests for fiscal year 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    During an exchange with Sen. John McCain, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command said the U.S. military has the capability to thwart a N.Korean strike. 

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 09, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT
  • Afghan National Army soldiers roll up the red carpet after the hand over ceremony of the Parwan Detention Facility from U.S. military control to Afghan authorities in Bagram, outside Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, March 25, 2013. The handover of Parwan Detention Facility ends a bitter chapter in American relations with Afghanistan's mercurial president, Hamid Karzai, who demanded control of the prison as a matter of national sovereignty. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

    Talks come amid concerns that the Afghan president may be jeopardizing progress in the war against extremism with his anti-American rhetoric.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 25, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT