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Dealing With Dictators, The U.S. Playbook Varies

The U.S. has used military force to help oust three dictatorial regimes since 2001. But other autocrats have good relations with the U.S., and some even get the red-carpet treatment. What factors account for the different responses around the world?
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'On The Table': Options For Ending The Iran Standoff

The U.S. is determined to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, saying ominously that "all options are on the table." But just what are those options? Are any of them up to the task of stopping Iran from getting the bomb?
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U.S. Not Afraid To Say It: China's The Cyber Bad Guy

American officials have long complained about countries that systematically hack into U.S. computer networks to steal valuable data, but until recently they did not name names. In the last few months, that has changed.
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Congress Treads Lightly On Cybersecurity Measures

Congress is considering several versions of a comprehensive cybersecurity law, which lawmakers say is needed to ensure critical infrastructure is protected from cyberattack. But civil liberties groups are concerned the bill creates a backdoor for law enforcement to eavesdrop on private communications, and could be used to avoid wiretapping laws.
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Christmas Day Bomber Sentenced To Life In Prison

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up a plane with a bomb he hid in his underwear.
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'Underwear Bomber' To Be Sentenced In Detroit

The man who tried to blow up a U.S. passenger plane on Christmas Day in 2009 is set to be sentenced in Detroit Thursday. That case fundamentally changed the way terrorism cases will be prosecuted in this country. The presumption now is that foreign terror suspects will be tried in a military court rather than federal criminal court.
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As Wars Wind Down, What Are U.S. Security Needs?

For the past decade, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with the terror threat from al-Qaida, have been the focus of U.S. security officials. Now the debate is shifting, and planners are trying to figure out what comes next.

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