David Welna David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.
David Welna, photographed for NPR, 13 November 2019, in Washington DC.
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Trump Signs Order To Keep Guantanamo Open

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News Brief: State Of The Union, FEMA Ending Emergency Puerto Rico Aid

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Decades After They Were Held Captive By North Koreans, U.S. Crew Seeks Compensation

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Bob Chicca points to the spot on the deck of the USS Pueblo where he was wounded by a 57 mm shell during the attack on the ship by North Korea. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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Remembering North Korea's Audacious Capture Of The USS Pueblo

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House Approves Bill To Renew Spying Powers

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Controversy Over Guantanamo Prisoner's Art

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Defense lawyer Walter Ruiz represents Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, one of the detainees accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Michelle Shephard/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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Nation's Largest Court Case Inches Along In Guantanamo Bay

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News Brief: The Latest On The GOP Tax Bill; CVS Buys Aetna

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Arms Merchants Go To The Pentagon

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The ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island returns to port after a patrol. The president of the United States has the unilateral authority to order it to launch its nuclear weapons. MC1 James Kimber/U.S. Navy hide caption

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Shaken By Trump, Senators Ask: What Stops Him From Launching Nukes?

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