A counterterrorism training session at the FBI training center in Quantico, Va., taught agents that Islam was a violent religion and erroneously linked religiosity to terrorism. Officials close to the process say part of the problem is that the counterterrorism training division has a lot of autonomy.
Melissa Block speaks with NPR's Ted Robbins about Wednesday's hearing on the future of Jared Loughner. The alleged shooter in January's Tucson rampage is being medicated against his will. This hearing will discuss his treatment — and whether he is fit to stand trial.
At a moment when the partnership between the United States and Pakistan is fraying, new details are emerging about an ambush where Pakistani troops attacked visiting U.S. officers. Michele Norris talks with New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall about her story on the attack.
The military is trying to make big changes in what fuel it uses. The Air Force and Navy have been testing their aircraft — everything from fighters to unmanned spy planes — on fuel made from vegetable oil or even animal fat. One catch: It costs 10 times the price of traditional fuel.
The U.S. military faces a December 31 deadline to withdraw from Iraq. Many Americans argue that it is time for Iraq to stand on its own. But Meghan O'Sullivan, former deputy national security adviser to President George W. Bush, says the U.S. must maintain a strong force in Iraq.
The Obama Administration has dramatically ramped up its use of drones as military and foreign policy tools. But many other countries want drones of their own, and advances in technology will soon allow for smaller, more powerful and cheaper models.
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