U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press prior to talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the State Department in Washington on Friday. Nicholas Kamm /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Overseas Trip A Road Test For Secretary Of State Kerry

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People walk down a market street in Eastleigh, a predominantly Muslim Somali neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2009. The neighborhood has come under scrutiny as the U.S. cracks down on terrorism financing. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Fighting Stream Of Terrorist Capital, Kenya Cracks Down On Somali Businesses

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Defense Cuts May No Longer Be Political Sacred Cow

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Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., confer at the start of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing last week on the appointments of military leaders. McCain and Graham have been among the Republicans pushing the Obama administration for answers about the Benghazi attack. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Republicans Make 'Benghazi' A Frequent Refrain

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As Sequestration Looms, Defense Civilians Face Furloughs

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A Chinese soldier stands guard Tuesday in front of the Shanghai building that houses military Unit 61398. A U.S. cybersecurity company says the unit is behind nearly 150 computer attacks on U.S. and other Western companies and organizations in recent years. China denies the allegation. Carlos Barria/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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WBT radio's bomb shelter in Charlotte, N.C., part of a government-funded emergency communications network, as it looked in 1963. Courtesy of Jerry Dowd hide caption

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Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats

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As part of homecoming ceremonies at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state in January, Army Spc. Tyler Jeffries — with crutches and prosthetic legs — joins his unit in formation as the national anthem is played. The homecoming marked the first time Jeffries had seen his platoon since he lost both his legs in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan last October. Florangela Davila for NPR hide caption

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A Wounded Soldier Stands Tall At Reunion With His Platoon

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Gen. John Allen To Retire, Not Pursue NATO Commander Nomination

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This 12-story building houses a Chinese military unit allegedly behind dozens of cyberattacks on U.S. and other Western companies. It's in a modern, if bland, part of Shanghai. Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Op-Ed: It's Time To Recognize The Valor Of Cyber Warriors

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Hints Of Progress After Investigation At Guantanamo Court

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Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announces a new medal that recognizes combat contributions made far from the battlefield. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Winning The Battle Remotely: New Medal Awards Evolving Warfare

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Hagel Nomination Blocked At Least Temporarily

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'Zero Dark Thirty' Renews Torture Debate

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