National Security

  • 5:46pm Apr 04, 2013
    National National

    The Least Bad Options For Guantanamo Bay

    At the Guantanamo Bay detention center, 166 prisoners remain detained. U.S. officials say nearly a fourth of the captives are on hunger strike, though lawyers for the prisoners say the strike is more widespread. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has re-declared his desire to close the facility.
  • Staff Sgt. Jessica Keown, with the 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in El Paso Texas, served with a female engagement team, or FET, in Afghanistan.
    David Gilkey / NPR
    2:30pm Mar 25, 2013
    National National

    Women In Combat, And The Price They Pay

    For years, the Army has effectively ignored the ban against women in combat, though it's still hard for them to receive full recognition for what they've achieved. "Battle-fatigued female soldiers" is a new and uneasy concept for American society.
  • 9:20am Mar 24, 2013
    World News World News National

    The Value And Risk Of Drawing A Red Line

    The term "red line" has been used by the U.S. and other countries to refer to unacceptable actions including Iran's development of nuclear weapons and North Korea, and the use of chemical weapons in Syria. While there is value in having clear-cut parameters for intervention, there is also great risk.
  • 9:23am Mar 21, 2013
    National National

    Pentagon May Take Over CIA's Drone Program

    The Obama administration is taking steps to put the CIA's drone program under Pentagon control. The CIA has been covertly using drones to target and kill suspected terrorists. Putting the program under Pentagon control would make it more transparent and legally restricted.
  • 10:32am Mar 17, 2013
    World News World News National

    The Iraq War: 10 Years Later, Where Do We Stand?

    The war has cost thousands of lives and trillions of dollars, and there are many who will live with its legacy forever. Now, as it tries to stabilize without U.S. combat troops, the conflict in neighboring Syria could threaten its security.
  • 10:00am Mar 15, 2013
    National National

    Is All The Talk About Cyberwarfare Just Hype?

    U.S. officials and security experts regularly highlight the cyberthreat, but they also note that the prospects of a major cyberattack are remote. Cyberespionage and "nuisance" cyberattacks may be a problem now, but all-out cyberwar is not.
  • 6:42pm Mar 12, 2013
    National National

    Cyberattacks, Terrorism Top U.S. Security Threat Report

    In his annual assessment of threats, the director of national intelligence also cited Iran and North Korea. He warned the spending cuts mandated under the sequestration jeopardized the nation's safety.
  • 8:44pm Mar 06, 2013
    World News World News National

    John Kerry, A 'Recovering Politician,' Settles Into Diplomatic Role

    John Kerry's first trip as secretary of state took him to Europe — where he spent time growing up as the son of a diplomat. Kerry, who also had stops in the Middle East, says he can't speak as freely now as when he was a senator.
  • 8:45am Mar 06, 2013
    National National

    Drones Come Home, Privacy Concerns Fly High

    Across the country, law enforcement and first responders are flying unmanned aircrafts to take aerial photographs of traffic accidents and crime scenes. As the technology improves and more police departments acquire permits to fly them, concerns about privacy and regulation increase.