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Vintage Spy Plane Gives High-Tech Drone A Run For Its Money

In the early days of the Cold War, the U-2 spy plane helped the U.S. collect intelligence on the Soviet Union. More than a half-century later, not only is the U-2 still in commission, but it's also successfully competing against the more expensive, remotely piloted Global Hawk.
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U.S. Targets Al-Qaeda In Chatrooms, Banner Ads

For some time now al-Qaeda has been attracting recruits through the Internet. The group has launched jihadi chatrooms and online magazines, and their recruitment efforts have been fairly successful. Now the State Department is fighting back with something they call the "Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications."
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Is Al-Qaida Dropping Clues About Planned Attacks?

Al-Qaida has had a habit of putting out subtle hints about attacks it's planning. In the wake of the recent airline bombing plot that was foiled, officials are looking back to see if the group telegraphed its intentions.
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U.S.-Bound Passenger Jet Diverted Due To 'Security Issue' On Board

US Airways Flight 787 was headed to Charlotte, N.C., from Paris when it landed in Bangor, Maine, instead. The Transportation Security Administration says there was a report of "suspicious behavior" by a passenger.
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NATO Plans 'Irreversible Transition' In Afghanistan

President Obama held a press conference Monday afternoon as NATO wrapped up its Chicago summit. Audie Cornish talks to Scott Horsley for more.
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Op-Ed: Send Message Of U.S.-NATO Solidarity

In recent years, critics have questioned the need for a U.S.-European alliance, originally formed to confront the Soviet Union. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright argues the president and NATO leaders must reaffirm the importance of their union to U.S. security.

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