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FBI's Comey Says Russia Also 'Harvested' Data From Republicans

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The FBI director, appearing with other top U.S. intelligence chiefs at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, said Russia targeted Republican National Committee Web domains no longer in use.


Amid Trump Defense Spending Statements, His Plans Are Unclear

Friday, December 23, 2016

As President-elect Donald Trump tweets about expanding nuclear security and the cost of combat aircraft, some wonder whether his hardball posts are just "Art of the Deal" tactics to help the Pentagon.


The Russian Hacking Controversy: What We Do And Don't Know

Monday, December 12, 2016

The email hacking case seems to perfectly correspond with the state of politics: tense, paranoid, zero-sum and subjective. Here's a look at where things stand.


Reports: Trump Taps Retired Marine General To Head Homeland Security

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Retired Gen. John Kelly, the former boss of the U.S. Southern Command, would be the third former general picked by President-elect Trump.


Trump Names Picks For National Security Adviser, Attorney General, CIA Director

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sen. Jeff Sessions has been offered the post of attorney general, while Rep. Mike Pompeo and Michael Flynn have been offered the respective positions of CIA chief and national security adviser.


For Clues To Trump's National Security Policy, Look To His Advisers

Sunday, November 13, 2016

All potential advisers discussed so far are longtime Washington hands who embody Republican orthodoxy. The more responsibility Trump delegates to them, the more familiar his administration may look.


How A Hostile Nation Could Disrupt The U.S. Election

Sunday, November 06, 2016

President Obama and other officials are confident that all the votes cast on Tuesday will be counted, but there are lots of ways a country or other organization could cast doubt on the process.


The Next U.S. President Can Expect Weakened, But Still Lethal ISIS

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Pentagon is predicting big victories soon over ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Even if that happens, the next U.S. leader will have figure out how to deal with a weakened, but still dangerous group.


In Yemen's War, U.S. Fires Back But Plays Down Direct Involvement

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Despite the U.S. strike, the Obama administration still hopes to keep America's role in Yemen's war offshore, with Saudi Arabia and other Arab militaries doing the actual fighting.


FACT CHECK: No, Russia Does Not Want To Defeat ISIS 'As Badly' As The U.S.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Donald Trump said Wednesday that "Russia wants to defeat ISIS as badly as we do." Also, Hillary Clinton defended her role in the campaign to attack Libya, saying it helped prevent a civil war.


FACT CHECK: Clinton On Ground Troops; Trump On Sexual Assault In The Military

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

At a candidate forum Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton vowed to never put troops on the ground in Iraq while Donald Trump said there are "no consequences" for sexual assault in the military.


Amid Breakdowns, Navy Struggles To Make New Ships Work

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The Navy's littoral combat ships are plagued by problems including engine failure and power losses. The ships were supposed to be nimble and versatile but instead have proved costly and ineffective.


WikiLeaks Offers Reward In Search For Democratic Party Staffer's Killer

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Founder Julian Assange has dropped broad hints that emails leaked to the site which embarrassed party leaders came from the murdered man. Police and the man's family don't support the story.


Counterterrorism Chief Sees Gains On The Battlefield, Stubborn Threats At Home

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Nick Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, says progress against the Islamic State may be slow to affect the terror attacks plaguing the West.


Examining Obama's Nuclear Legacy

Friday, May 27, 2016

In Hiroshima, Obama plans to update his vision for ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Nuclear doves say they're underwhelmed with Obama's record on reducing the size of the U.S. nuclear stockpile.


Obama's Nuclear Paradox: Pushing For Cuts, Agreeing To Upgrades

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Obama has sought to reduce the world's nuclear stockpile throughout his tenure. Yet he's also put the U.S. on course to spend some $1 trillion on upgrading its aging nuclear arsenal.


#NPRreads: Take Your Pick Of Space, Race Or Celebrity

Saturday, April 30, 2016

In this weekly story roundup, NPR reporters, editors and producers share what they have been reading. Today's mix explores life away from Earth, forgotten photos and fallen stars.


Fact Check: Has President Obama 'Depleted' The Military?

Friday, April 29, 2016

Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, claim President Obama has slashed defense spending and will leave his successor with a weaker force. We break it down.


Pentagon's Evolving Strategy: Treat The Islamic State Like A State

Saturday, March 26, 2016

The U.S. government objects to calling ISIS a state. But the military bombs the trappings of statehood: oil facilities, financial resources and "cabinet ministers."


U.S. Special Ops Troops Aim To Round Up ISIS Leaders In Iraq

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

American troops in Iraq are interrogating a leader of the Islamic State after capturing him in a special operations raid, according to national security officials in Washington.

The Pentagon will not say much about the ISIS leader, including his name, where in Iraq he was captured or what role he ...