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Merkel Hopes To Dissuade Obama From Arming Ukraine

The German chancellor and her French counterpart, Francois Hollande, want to keep Washington from arming the rebels as part of a peace deal they are trying to forge.

Thailand's Military Moves Closer To China

An agreement for stronger ties with Beijing comes after last year's coup in Thailand soured relations between Bangkok and Washington.

Senate Hearing Learns Of No Clear Plan To Close Guantanamo

More than 100 detainees remain locked up at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama wants Guantanamo closed, but no solution is yet in sight to close it.

What's Inside The 28 Most Controversial Pages In Washington?

Robert Siegel talks with former Sen. Bob Kerrey about the call for the release of withheld pages from the Congressional Joint Inquiry into intelligence activities leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks.

Al-Qaida Operative Says Saudi Royal Family Helped Fund Sept. 11 Attacks

Zacarias Moussaoui claims the Saudi Arabian royal family helped fund the Sept. 11 attacks. Audie Cornish talks to Gregory Gause, a professor of international studies at Texas A&M University.

Secretary Of Defense Nominee Appears Headed For Easy Confirmation

Theoretical physicist and former high-ranking Pentagon insider Ashton Carter is fully expected to be the next Secretary of Defense. His confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee is less about him and more about President Obama's defense record, which Republicans consider feckless.

Killing Jordanian Pilot May Backfire Against Islamic State Militants

After grabbing the world's attention by beheading journalists and aid workers, analysts say the execution of a Jordanian pilot could set many in the Arab world against the group.

NSA's Bulk Collection Of Phone Data Continues, Intelligence Review Says

A year ago, President Obama proposed doing away with the National Security Agency's practice of collecting Americans' phone records in secret. Has that change been accomplished?

Ex-Agent: Secret Service Management Should Be More Proactive

Former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow spent five years on President Obama's detail. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the problems that have led to the agency's current scandals.

Democrat Seeks To Authorize Operations Against ISIS

Rep. Adam Schiff of California plans to introduce a bill to allow congressional authorization of military operations against ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Schiff about the new legislation.