David Welna David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.

Veterans Affairs Urges Congress For Help In Closing Budget Gap

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Senate Considers Anti-Torture Measure

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U.S. Appeals Court Overturns Conviction Of Guantanamo Detainee

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Senate Compromise Could Help Obama Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

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Latest Domestic Surveillance Issues Conjure Up Church Committee's Probe

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New Snowden Documents Reveal Government Collection Of Online Data

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Senate Advances USA Freedom Act, After Republican Leaders Fail To Amend Bill

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NSA Bulk Collection On Hold As Senate Considers Bill

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Senate To Vote On Patriot Act As Expiration Nears

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State Department Releases First Set Of Clinton Emails

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Congressional Stalemate Threatens To Kill Phone Data Program

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U.S. Releases Documents From 2011 Osama Bin Laden Raid

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John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, testifies on Capitol Hill last June. Sopko says the Afghans are still having trouble managing the money the U.S. sends to the country. The U.S. has spent $110 billion on Afghanistan's reconstruction since 2002. Charles Dharapak/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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The Man Who Keeps Tabs On U.S. Money Spent In Afghanistan

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House Considers Bill To Stop NSA Bulk Collection Program

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Appeals Court Rules NSA's Bulk Collection Program Is Illegal

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