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While Warning Of Chinese Cyberthreat, U.S. Launches Its Own Attack

The NSA managed to penetrate the networks of the giant Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, documents show. Journalist David Sanger says cyber-espionage is an "entirely new field of conflict."
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So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent

When 3,000 average citizens were asked to forecast global events, some consistently made predictions that turned out to be more accurate than those made with classified intelligence.
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The Arguments For And Against Releasing Jonathan Pollard

The formal naval intelligence analyst is serving a life term for spying for Israel. This is not the first time his case has cropped up in the larger context of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
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Hoping To Slim POW-MIA Bureaucracy, Hagel Makes One Out Of Two

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans Monday to merge the two agencies responsible for recovering and identifying U.S. war dead. The decision is partly a response to congressional pressure.
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Discipline Promised For The Dozens Cheating Missileers

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James discusses the Air Force's response to widespread cheating by nuclear missile operators on their monthly proficiency tests.
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As Soldiers Return, Who Is Caring For The Caregivers?

Over a million Americans are caregivers to returning veterans, and in many cases, they're doing so with little government support. As a major report finds, this is having some serious consequences.
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In A Former Afghan Hot Spot, The Taliban Are Subdued For Now

The Taliban have threatened to disrupt Afghanistan's presidential election this Saturday. But in some areas where the group once wreaked havoc, the Afghan security forces are now in control.
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Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg Will Be NATO's Next Secretary-General

The former prime minister of Norway will take over as head of the alliance in October from current Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
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House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers Won't Seek Re-Election

The Republican congressman from Michigan is going to launch a talk show on the Cumulus radio network. He's been one of the GOP's leading voices on issues related to national security.
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Air Force Roots Out Cheaters In Ranks — As Well As Why They Did It

The Air Force has implicated some 100 officers in a cheating scandal at U.S. nuclear missile bases. Its investigation has found an issue: Officers often feel pressure to achieve near-perfect scores.

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