A drone takes its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base in California in February. In the near future, drones could be used outside of the military for things like traffic helicopters or flying jumbo jets. Alan Radecki/AP hide caption

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What Will We Watch As Drones Evolve?

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Army: AWOL Soldier Was Planning Fort Hood Attack

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How Bin Laden's Death Has Affected Al-Qaida

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National Guard members train at the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in Camp Atterbury, Ind., in this file photo from 2010. Sgt. William Hill/AP hide caption

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National Guard Members Keep An Eye On Day Jobs

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When it was first founded in 1942 to help build the atomic bomb, Oak Ridge, Tenn. was a military reservation. Now, the city is a world-renowned center for nuclear research and the destination for tons of German nuclear waste. AP hide caption

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Tennessee Awaits Tons Of German Nuclear Waste

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Reid's Deficit Plan Reportedly Includes Military Cuts

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The new Automated Target Recognition software eliminates passenger-specific images and replaces them with generic outlines. Courtesy of Transportation Security Administration hide caption

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With Modesty In Mind, TSA Rolls Out New Body Scans

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A soldier participates in a military exercise conducted by Georgians and U.S. Marines together on Friday. As the U.S. faces cuts to military spending, it's hoping to share more of its defense burden with European allies. Shakh Aivazov/AP hide caption

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U.S. Looks To European Allies For Defense Help

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Officials Certify Repeal Of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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The size of the Marine Corps could be reduced with the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, as the Pentagon focuses its resources on other types of threats, like cyberattacks. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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No Longer 'Wine And Roses' For Defense Spending

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U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) has warned the Justice Department not to punish insiders who talk to Congress about the "Fast and Furious" operation. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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FBI Tries To Send Message With Hacker Arrests

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FBI: Pakistan Spent Millions To Influence U.S. Politics

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This image provided by IntelCenter on Feb. 28, 2010, shows Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi in a posthumous video message posted on extremist websites. The al-Qaida double agent killed seven CIA operatives when he set off the 30-pound bomb strapped to his body at a fortified base in Afghanistan near the Pakistani border in December 2009. AP/IntelCenter hide caption

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The Al-Qaida 'Triple Agent' Who Infiltrated The CIA

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