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U.S. To Deploy Special Forces In Syria

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CIA Director John Brennan Breaks Silence On Hack Of Personal Email Account

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Democrats Accuse Benghazi Committee Of Political Intentions

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CIA Director John Brennan's Private Email Account Allegedly Hacked

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U.S. Army soldiers walk as a NATO helicopter flies overhead at coalition force Forward Operating Base (FOB) Connelly in the Khogyani district in the eastern province of Nangarhar on August 13, 2015. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How U.S. Troops Will Exit Afghanistan Remains Unclear

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ACLU Sues Two Psychologists For Developing CIA Interrogation Program

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Top Intelligence Officials Warn Against Growing Threat Of Cyberattacks

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Crew members of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Jason Dunham load supplies while docked in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, earlier this year. The U.S. and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations, but the U.S. says it remains committed to keeping the base. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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Despite Better U.S.-Cuba Relations, Guantanamo Set To Stay In U.S. Hands

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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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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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