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Pentagon Says Wife Of A Dead Islamic State Leader Is Now In Iraqi Custody

Umm Sayyaf has been transferred from U.S. custody to the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry of Interior.
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Sen. Tim Kaine On ISIS, Iran And Obama's Carbon Emissions Plan

The Virginia Democrat talked with WAMU 88.5 about getting Congress to vote on authorizing U.S. military operations against Islamic State militants. The senator also discussed the Iran nuclear deal and President Obama's proposed power plant regulations.


Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?

Seventy years ago, an atomic bomb wiped a city off the map. The committee that picked the target knew the destruction would be awful, but hoped it could end the war and stop future use of such bombs.

Privacy Advocates To Senate Cyber Security Bill

The Senate is considering a bill to make it easier for businesses and the government to share data about cyber threats. Proponents say it would enhance security; opponents call it surveillance.

New National Guard Cyber Units May Help Retain Troops

As the Pentagon gives the Guard a new mission to defend government systems from cyberattacks, the Guard hopes these new units will help keep troops with IT skills from leaving the service.

25 Years In Iraq, With No End In Sight

Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990. The U.S. reversed Saddam Hussein's aggression, but it was just the start of the U.S. military role in Iraq that's spanned four presidents and a panoply of goals.

Nusra Front Attacks U.S.-Backed Syrian Fighters

The Syrian insurgent group affiliated with al-Qaeda has attacked U.S.-backed Syrian fighters. NPR's Rachel Martin gets the details from Anne Barnard of the New York Times.

ISIS Is No Weaker Than A Year Ago, Officials Say

U.S. officials believe the recent bombing campaign has done little to dislodge the self-declared Islamic State from Iraq and Syria, says an Associated Press report. AP reporter Ken Dilanian explains.

Kurdish Militias Appear To Be Sidelined By U.S.-Turkey Military Deal

The military deal reached by the United States and Turkey is an attempt to refocus the fight against ISIS. NPR's Scott Simon talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Frank Ricciardone.

Marine Version Of F-35 Deemed 'Combat Ready'

With a total program cost estimated at $400 billion and a per-plane price tag of $135 million, the Joint Strike Fighter program is considered the most expensive in U.S. history.