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A Tomahawk cruise missile flies toward Iraq after being launched from the AEGIS guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto in the Red Sea.

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A Tomahawk cruise missile flies toward Iraq after being launched from the AEGIS guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto in the Red Sea.

Syrian Assault: Reconciling No ‘Pin-Pricks’ with ‘Unbelievably Small’

The threat of military strikes against Syria has receded for now as the U.S. and Russia prepare for Geneva gestures over whether and how President Bashar al-Assad would turn over his chemical weapons. But if the talks fail, the U.S....

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Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain listens during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on September 3, 2013 in Washington.

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Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain listens during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on September 3, 2013 in Washington.

McCain: iSee Your Syria, iRaise You

In the field of foreign affairs, experts try to stay one step ahead of the opposition. Sometimes, flush with victory, they can get straight to the matter at hand, though the ever-present wild card has a way of turning a...

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In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network on Aug. 29, 2013, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, members of the UN investigation team take samples from the ground in the Damascus countryside of Zamalka, Syria.

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In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network on Aug. 29, 2013, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, members of the UN investigation team take samples from the ground in the Damascus countryside of Zamalka, Syria.

Senators on Syria: ‘Eyes of World Upon Us’

Updated at 3, 3:33 and 4:22 pm EST Both John Kerry and Chuck Hagel have served on this committee, Kerry as chairman. Now Kerry, the secretary of state, and Hagel, the secretary of defense, are seeking its approval. Senate Foreign Relations...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH, listens as President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Syria during a meeting with members of Congress at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 3, 2013.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH, listens as President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Syria during a meeting with members of Congress at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 3, 2013.

Boehner on Syria: U.S. ‘Needs’ to Act — Cantor, Pelosi on Board Too

Updated at 11:40 am EST As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepares to hear today from Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey on the Obama administration’s plan for a military...

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Israelis protest against President Barack Obama and call for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American who was jailed in 1987 on charges of spying on the U.S., on March 21, 2013 in Jerusalem.

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Israelis protest against President Barack Obama and call for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American who was jailed in 1987 on charges of spying on the U.S., on March 21, 2013 in Jerusalem.

Washington Daybook: The Price of Secrets

How tough is the U.S. on people who reveal classified information? Twenty-seven years ago this month, intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard pleaded guilty to passing classified documents to Israel. Despite personal pleas by Israeli leaders for his release, Pollard remains in...

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey briefs the media at the Pentagon.

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey briefs the media at the Pentagon.

Generals Slide, Fall From `The List’ — Defense Industry Awaits Full Roster

Never mind Hollywood’s Golden Globe nominations. Defense industry bigwigs in Washington want to know who made The List. Two sister trade publications, Defense News and Army Times, are compiling their first Top 100 Most Influential People in Defense. The list,...

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