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Several hundred U.S. Marines are being moved into position to rapidly respond to possible violence in Libya, according to a Department of Defense official.
The recent enforcement of a "longstanding" policy by Arlington National Cemetery has significantly curtailed what those paying their respects can leave in the cemetery to demonstrate their feelings.
As virtually undetectable and potent weapons, Navy subs are a key cog in the U.S. strategic defense plan. But the Maine is one of a group of ballistic missile submarines that carries an extra burden.
Al-Qaida has been rebuilding itself, little by little, despite the withering drone attacks that have killed key figures including Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. But much of that rebuilding may be going on outside the view of the U.S. intelligence community.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey tells WTOP he is not under any illusions as far as North Korea is concerned.
With life-and-death conflicts raging 24 hours a day around the world, the Afghan war, deep budget cuts, nuclear weapons in unstable regions and the frantic pace of global change, Gen. Martin Dempsey is losing sleep at night.
WTOP was granted access to several naval assets to learn how they train, what challenges they face and what the future holds for them.
The United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria is "wrong" about reports the Syrian rebels have used chemical weapons, according to a rebel spokesman who accuses the organization of not being trustworthy.
A former top CIA covert operative tells WTOP the Tsarnaev brothers were not amateurs.
The only female member of Mali's parliament representing the northern part of the country is pleading for help from the United States in the midst of a battle against al-Qaida fighters.
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