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Pentagon officials have begun preparing for the first transfer of power during war since Vietnam. They insist that the complicated transfer from the Bush administration to the Obama administration will go smoothly.

President Bush met Thursday with members of his Cabinet, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and urged them to cooperate.

"We're in a struggle against violent extremists determined to attack us, and they would like nothing more than to exploit this period of change to harm the American people," Bush said. Read full article »

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