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Pentagon Chief Searches For Beginning And Mid-Career Talent

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the military is looking for cyber professionals and others, saying it may have to waive barriers like age requirements in order to attract enough tech-savvy recruits.

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Morning Edition

After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

To keep its code-breaking prowess, the National Security Agency must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. The Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.

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All Things Considered

Iran Talks Shed Light On Nuclear Tensions Between India, Pakistan

Monday, March 30, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Frank O'Donnell, a doctoral candidate at King's College London, about how nuclear powers India and Pakistan manage their bilateral relationship.

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All Things Considered

Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue As Preliminary Deadline Looms

Monday, March 30, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish learns the latest in the nuclear talks with Iran and six world powers taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland. Their deadline to reach a preliminary agreement is midnight Tuesday.

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1 Person Killed After Car Tried To Ram Security Gate At NSA

Monday, March 30, 2015

A vehicle that was intercepted near the security gate of the National Security Agency's headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., was fired upon Monday morning, killing one suspect and injuring another.

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Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart. Shipping uranium to Russia is a point of contention.

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Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Plays Delicate Dance As Deadline Nears In Iranian Nuclear Talks

Friday, March 27, 2015

As nuclear talks with Iran approach a deadline, the U.S. must ease sanctions enough in order to make a deal with Iran while not letting it off the hook completely.

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All Things Considered

National Guardsman, Cousin Arrested For Trying To Join Islamic State

Thursday, March 26, 2015

An Illinois National Guardsman and his cousin were arrested for allegedly conspiring to provide support to the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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All Things Considered

Testing The Standards: Do Gender Differences Matter For Combat?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The man who designed the training experiment to determine if female Marines should be allowed into combat positions is not a Marine himself, but a civilian scientist.

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All Things Considered

Marines Hope To Determine Gender Neutral Standards For Ground Combat

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Katelyn Allison, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, about her observations of the women who are currently training in an experimental unit.

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All Things Considered

Co-Pilot's Actions In French Alps Crash Raise Questions About Cockpit Doors

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Prosecutors in France say the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane locked the pilot out of the cockpit. Cockpit doors were hardened to resist unauthorized entry after Sept. 11.

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How Yemen's Chaos Stretches Beyond Its Borders

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The U.S. has lost a key base for counterterrorism operations. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is heating up. And one more Middle Eastern state has dissolved into chaos.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Military Charges Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl With Desertion

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

U.S. Army officials said Wednesday that Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance is considered a crime of desertion. Bergdahl was freed last May after being held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years.

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All Things Considered

Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Marines have to carry a pack that weights more than 100 pounds. For some of the women training in the Mojave Desert to join combat units, that nearly matches their body weight.

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Panel Finds FBI Made Strides After Sept. 11, But Must Speed Reforms

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

An independent review of how the FBI implemented the recommendations made in the 9/11 Commission Report also says new threats to the U.S. challenged the bureau's "change-resistant culture."

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Report: Israel Spied On U.S. Nuclear Talks With Iran

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Wall Street Journal says Israel spied on the talks and passed on the information to U.S. lawmakers in the hopes of undermining the deal. Israel denies spying on the talks.

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All Things Considered

Nuclear Experts Remain Optimistic About Iranian Negotiations

Monday, March 23, 2015

Arms control experts are sounding upbeat Monday at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., as a deadline approaches on the Iranian nuclear talks.

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ISIS Issues 'Wanted' List Of 100 U.S. Military Personnel

Sunday, March 22, 2015

U.S. defense and intelligence officials tell NPR that the list appears to have been derived from publicly available sources and not a breach of a government server.

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Afghan President Makes First Official Visit To Washington

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani comes to Washington looking for help getting through this year's fighting season. With American attention shifting to other conflicts, that could be a tough sell.

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