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How A Shrinking American Military Impacts Japan

Since World War Two, Japan has been the centerpiece of American security in the Pacific. About 50,000 US troops and 85 facilities are based here…along with the US Seventh Fleet. But in recent decades, the Japanese have worried about the strength of that US commitment to the defense of Japan.President Obama’s recent Asia tour and his so-called “pivot” to Asia was meant to assuage Japan.

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Global Politics

Obama-watchers in Kenya

The Kenyan village of Kogelo is home to Barack Obama's step-grandmother and step-brother. And it's been flooded with journalists covering local reaction to the US presidential vote today.

Global Politics

Russia reacts to Obama win

The World's Laura Lynch reports from Moscow on Russian reaction to Barack Obama's presidential victory...and how Russia will likely be high on the agenda for the new Obama administration.

Global Politics

Obama's promise to veterans

President-elect Obama promised to help veterans. As Senator he co-sponsored the new GI Bill, and during the presidential campaign he promised more efficient delivery of government benefits.

Conflict & Justice

Where to go after Guantanamo

President-elect Obama has vowed to close Guant-namo. Shutting down the prison camp will be the easy part. Figuring out what to do with about 250 detainees still being held there won't be so easy. The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Global Politics

President names two special envoys

Anchor Lisa Mullins has details on President Obama's naming today of two special envoys. Former US ambassador Richard Holbrooke will be focusing on relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan. Former Senator George Mitchell will work on Middle East peace.

Global Politics

NATO allies reluctant on Afghanistan

President Obama announced the US will send 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan, putting pressure on European NATO members to up their deployments as well. But as The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Germany, NATO nations are reluctant to do that.