President Obama pauses while speaking about the situation in Iraq on Thursday. Obama said the U.S. will send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq and set up joint operation centers. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Congress Keeping Close Watch On Obama's Plans In Iraq

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Iraqi Shiite tribesmen show their enthusiasm Tuesday for joining Iraqi security forces in the fight against Islamist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities. Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What, Exactly, Are U.S. Interests In Iraq's Turmoil?

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Defending Bergdahl Deal, Hagel Faces Critics On Both Sides Of Aisle

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Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., questioned whether phone companies would retain calling data. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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If The NSA Can't Keep Call Records, Should Phone Companies Do It?

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Senators Get Background Briefing On Sgt. Bergdahl's Release

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Congress Furious At White House Over Prisoner Swap

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House-Approved USA Freedom Bill Disappoints Original Supporters

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House Passes Measure Reining In Government Surveillance

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House To Vote On Fate Of A-10 Warthogs

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Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, speaks to reporters in April. She tells NPR she's "not particularly" comfortable with the CIA vetting the "Torture Report." Molly Riley/AP hide caption

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Faced With Pentagon Budget Cuts, Congress Finesses The Numbers

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Bipartisan Bill Would Stop NSA's Bulk Phone Data Collection

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An Mi-17 helicopter used by the Afghan air force sits on Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan in May 2013. The Pentagon purchases the Russian-made helicopters for the Afghan air force, but recent sanctions may put that deal in jeopardy. Kristin M. Hall/AP hide caption

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Sanctions Put Pentagon's Business Deals With Russia Up For Debate

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In Sex Assault Report, Pentagon Sees Progress — And A Long Way To Go

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Computer hacking experts from the National Security Agency and various branches of the U.S. armed services try to break into remote networks set up by competing U.S. military service academies. The hackers'€™ war room is in a building in Columbia, Md., owned by Parsons, a U.S. defense contractor. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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What's The NSA Doing Now? Training More Cyberwarriors

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