Petraeus Slated To Take The Helm Of The CIA

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U.S. Tries To Lay Groundwork For Afghan Peace Talks

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Gates Discusses Future Of Military Presence In Iraq

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Do Libyan Rebels Have Al-Qaida Links?

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Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa speaks during a press conference in Tripoli on March 19. Koussa arrived in Britain on March 30, and told the British government that he was resigning from his post. Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Libya's Moussa Koussa Had Relationship With U.S.

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Defense Secretary Gates Defends No-Fly Policy

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Radiation Levels Force U.S. Ships To Change Course

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Then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met with CIA Director Leon Panetta at the presidential palace in Cairo in January 2010. For years, the CIA knew the main players in Egypt. Now, the map of Egypt's power structure must be redrawn. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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In North Africa, Power Map No Longer Drawn In Ink

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Relations Strained Between CIA, Pakistan's ISI

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Army Brig. Gen. Heidi Brown, shown here at the Pentagon: "Gender now shuts the door for me." David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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A Lonely Club For Women In Top Army Jobs

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Betsy Thompson (left) and her daughter, Kelly MacDonald, both decided to become soldiers. Courtesy of Betsy Thompson hide caption

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A Soldier's Life For A Mother And Her Daughter

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Retired Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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General Remembers Her 'Different' Military Days

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Leigh Ann Hester, now a police officer in the suburbs of Nashville, Tenn., is the first female soldier since World War II to receive the Silver Star medal for valor in combat. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Silver Star Recipient A Reluctant Hero

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