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Does The GOP Have A National Security Candidate?

Active duty and retired members of the military are an important voting bloc in Florida, which holds its primary Tuesday. But which of the remaining four GOP candidates best represents the issues of military voters?

U.S. And Iran, A Decade After 'Axis' Declaration

Ten years ago Sunday, President George W. Bush announced that Iran, Iraq and North Korea were "the axis of evil." Now, American-Iranian relations may be at their lowest level since the Islamic Republic was born. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Shuster and Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Pentagon To Rethink Its Strategy, Cut Troops

The Pentagon has announced plans to cut the Army and Marines Corps by tens of thousands of troops over the next five years to meet budget targets set by Congress. In some respects, the plan reflects a return to normalcy after 10 years of war.

Panetta Announces Impact Of Defense Cuts

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced cuts in the Pentagon budget on Thursday. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Tom Bowman for more.

Obama's Military Tactics: Risky Missions, Elite Units

For the president, commando raids and drone attacks are part of a new focus on "low-cost, small presence" military tactics. There have been several recent successes, though analysts are still debating the legality and long-term effectiveness.