David Welna David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.

The Pentagon's only maximum security prison, at the U.S. Army's Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, is one of the facilities being considered for placement of Guantanamo prisoners deemed too dangerous to release. Julie Denesha/Getty Images hide caption

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Kansas, South Carolina Take NIMBY Stance On Guantanamo Prisoners

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Critics Say U.S. Officials Promised 'Anytime, Anywhere' Inspections In Iran Nuclear Deal

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Kurdish rebels in northern Syria walk near the devastated town of Kobani last November. The U.S. bombing campaign helped the Kurds push back the Islamic State from the area. But overall, the U.S. operation against ISIS in Iraq and Syria has shown only limited gains in the past year. Jake Simkin/AP hide caption

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After A Year Of Bombing ISIS, U.S. Campaign Shows Just Limited Gains

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Obama Administration Officials Take The 'Malign' Line On Iran

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Captives separated by a fence conduct communal evening prayers at the Camp 6 prison building at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Walter Michot/Miami Herald/TNS/Landov hide caption

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New Gitmo Plan Would Relocate Some Detainees To U.S.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Visit To Iraq

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After Iran Nuclear Deal, U.S. Defense Secretary Reassures Mideast Allies

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In Wake Of Iran Deal, Defense Secretary Embarks On Middle East Tour

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President Obama hosts leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David, Md., on May 14. The president gave assurances that the U.S. would support its allies in the region concerned over Iran's growing influence. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Iran Nuclear Pact Could Spark Buildup Of Conventional Weapons

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Russia Poses 'Greatest Threat' To U.S., Gen. Dunford Tells Senate Panel

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Senate Panel Considers Gen. Dunford's Joint Chiefs Nomination

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Adm. Michael Rogers, NSA director and head of the U.S. Cyber Command, has avoided singling out China for blame in the OPM hack, which may affect as many as 18 million federal workers. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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In Data Breach, Reluctance To Point The Finger At China

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Veterans Affairs Urges Congress For Help In Closing Budget Gap

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Senate Considers Anti-Torture Measure

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