MHN: Simon Wiesenthal Center Takes 'Last Chance' at Bagging Nazi War Criminals


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* American military leaders are hoping to learn just how many U.S. troops will be staying in Afghanistan past the general pullout in 2014.
The Pentagon is looking for concrete guidance from the White House by this fall.

* Lawmakers are fuming that the Afghan government is charging the U.S. military an exit fee to bring its equipment home.
In response, congress is threatening to cut $5 in foreign aid for every $1 in fees imposed.
* At least 2,114 U.S. service members have died supporting the Afghanistan war and more than 19,000 have been wounded, according to the Pentagon.
* The Simon Wiesenthal Center is taking another crack at bringing Nazi World War II criminals to justice.
Dubbed Operation Last Chance, the effort offers rewards for exposing those linked to crimes against humanity.
* In a sign of the pending drawdown in Afghanistan, The Washington Post reports the CIA is closing operations there and is turning its attentions elsewhere.
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Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.