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Ashton Carter Nominated For Secretary Of Defense

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Hagel: More Reported Sexual Assaults Are Good For The Military

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Ashton Carter Said To Be Front-Runner For Defense Secretary Nomination

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A view of the the U.S. Naval Station base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama promised during his first days in office to close the U.S. prison there but it still houses detainees. Suzette Laboy/AP hide caption

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Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

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Hagel's Successor May Face A Tough Nomination Process

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Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan takes questions after addressing the Council on Foreign Relations on March 11. The CIA has proposed deleting the email of almost all employees after they leave the agency. But some critics are saying a larger portion of the email should be preserved. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The CIA Wants To Delete Old Email; Critics Say 'Not So Fast'

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A detainee is escorted in March 2002 by two Army military police at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The detainee was being led to the Joint Interrogation Facility to be interviewed by government investigators. Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Blocks Senate Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices

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NATO Warns Of Russian Movements In Eastern Ukraine

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Congressional Leaders To Be Briefed On Fight Against ISIS

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What Was The Result Of U.S. Attack Against Khorasan Group In Syria?

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Turkey's Call For Buffer Along Border Could Drag U.S. Into Syria

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Critics Say 'Inherent Resolve' Mission Against ISIS Is Underwhelming

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What's Holding Up Release Of The CIA 'Torture Report'?

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