The U.S. command in Afghanistan has suspended joint patrols by U.S. and Afghan forces. The move comes as the military tries to figure out how to stop insider attacks by Afghans against U.S. and NATO troops.
The violent protests at U.S. embassies this week seemed to catch the new Middle East governments flat-footed. So are these attacks an aberration on the rocky road of nation building, or a harbinger of a region moving toward greater chaos?
After the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, President Barack Obama said yesterday that the United States would "work with the Libyan government to bring to justice" the people involved.
The attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya killed four American diplomats, including the ambassador. Reaction in Washington, D.C., to the attack has focused attention on security for American envoys abroad.
The ambassador always wanted to get out of the embassy and experience events firsthand. Stevens spent much of his career in North Africa and was thrilled to be in Libya at this crucial time in its history.
For years, the U.S. Army has been using sophisticated data analysis to identify "high-value" targets and dismantle the groups that plant IEDs. With billions of dollars at stake, however, a major battle has erupted over which software the Army should use.
In today's dollars, the bill for U.S. immigration enforcement since 1986 comes to $219 billion — roughly the cost of the space shuttle program. About 80,000 government workers depend on immigration enforcement. Despite a drop in illegal immigration, the border industrial complex is here to stay.
The book No Easy Day gives a Navy SEAL's account of Osama bin Laden's death, an operation he participated in. It can be found on bookstore shelves now — just over a year after the raid. One major reason the book came out so quickly is that it was not submitted for Pentagon review. Audie Cornish talks with attorney Mark Zaid about what that SEAL may be up against for skipping the official vetting process.
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