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Apache Helicopter Pilot To Join Other Women At Army Ranger School

Six women have passed the 2-week assessment course. That sets them up for the full 2 months of training in April which is part of an effort to determine whether women can serve in ground combat units.
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'Torture Report' Reshapes Conversation In Guantanamo Courtroom

Last year's release of a Senate report on CIA interrogation practices means lawyers for the accused Sept. 11 plotters can now discuss in court the treatment they say their clients endured.
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Up First For Secretary Of Defense Ash Carter: Afghanistan And ISIS

The new Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, is one week on the job and already wrapping up an overseas trip to Afghanistan and Kuwait. Carter is getting up to speed on two of the Pentagon's top priorities: the war in Afghanistan and the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.
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Australia Announces Security Crackdown Amid 'Rising' Terrorist Threat

Under the proposed new measures, Australia can revoke citizenship to any dual national if they travel overseas to fight alongside jihadis.
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For TSA Officers, Congress' Inaction On Funding Could Hit Home

If Congress doesn't fund the Department of Homeland Security this week, most DHS employees will likely be ordered to stay on the job — and make do without a paycheck until funding is restored.
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Homeland Security Chief: Threat To U.S. Malls 'A New Phase' For Terrorists

Jeh Johnson, speaking on CNN's State of the Union, said he is taking seriously a video put out by the Somali-based al-Shabab group calling on followers to attack Western shopping malls.
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Ash Carter Says U.S. Is Considering A Slower Exit From Afghanistan

The defense secretary said Saturday that the U.S. may slow its withdrawal from Afghanistan to make sure "progress sticks." NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analyst Network.
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Court Blocks White House 'No-Release' Detention Policy

The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the policy of detaining mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S.
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Defense Secretary Carter Hints At Slowing U.S. Exit From Afghanistan

Ashton Carter, on a surprise visit to Afghanistan, said he was there to assess the situation on the ground and indicated that a "rethinking" of the U.S. troop withdrawal timetable was possible.
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Violent Extremism About Methods More Than Ideas

Audie Cornish speaks with counterterrorism expert Peter Neumann, who attended the White House extremism summit, on the paths to radicalization in Europe.

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