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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 ...


Fact-Check: Are Women Facing The Draft?

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Pentagon has opened all jobs across the military to women, including once-closed posts in the infantry and special operations forces. The announcement in December came after a nearly three-year process, and with the acknowledgement that women had fought and died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Fact Check: Is Obama Handing Guantanamo Bay Back To Cuba?

Thursday, February 25, 2016

President Obama wants to finally make good on one of his signature campaign promises: closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Republican-controlled Congress is unlikely to go along, but the debate has raised another question: If the prison closes, what would happen to the naval base itself?

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Why The CIA Likes, And Dislikes, Social Media

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Social networks have changed the world, but they make things very complicated for the CIA.

Facebook, Twitter and other services give the spy agency enormous amounts of new information about people of interest around the world, but they also open up huge new vulnerabilities.

For example, how should the CIA ...