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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

February 6th, 2014
07:13 PM ET

How would U.S. respond to Sochi attack?

The U.S. reaction to a potential terror attack in Sochi would be quick and multi-faceted, but it could be hampered by Russian forces standing in the way. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Olympics • Russia • Security
February 3rd, 2014
07:01 PM ET

Al Qaeda disowns an affiliate in Syria

Is the core leadership of al Qaeda losing control of its affiliates? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Syria
January 23rd, 2014
08:13 PM ET

North Korea's new attempt at unity

News that broke in "The Situation Room": North Korea sends a letter of reconciliation and unity in an apparent attempt to soften relations with South Korea. CNN's Barabara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • North Korea
January 23rd, 2014
12:30 PM ET

U.S. offers to help secure Sochi games

Several countries, including the U.S., are setting up their own plans to protect their own athletes and tourists at the Winter Games in Sochi. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Olympics • Russia • Security
January 8th, 2014
07:02 PM ET

Gates fed up with bureaucracy, book says

CNN's Barbara Starr reports that Robert Gates reveals his frustration with government bureaucracy in his book.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Robert Gates
January 6th, 2014
07:23 PM ET

al Qaeda re-emerging in fight for Iraq?

Over the last week, battles have raged throughout Iraq's western Anbar province. There, Shiite government forces, Sunni tribesmen, and al Qaeda-linked groups have been fighting for control of major cities like Ramadi and Fallujah - where hundreds of American soldiers lost their loves. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Iraq
December 26th, 2013
08:12 PM ET

Al Qaeda hints at new terror attacks in 2014

Newly intercepted messages from senior al Qaeda operatives are renewing concerns for terrorist attacks in the Middle East and overseas in 2014. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Terror
December 17th, 2013
07:53 PM ET

Did U.S. troops die in crash or enemy fire?

News that broke in "The Situation Room": The Pentagon is investigating whether six U.S. forces who died Tuesday morning in Afghanistan were killed in a helicopter crash or by enemy fire. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on what we know so far.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Barbara Starr • Pentagon • Troops
December 12th, 2013
08:13 PM ET

North Korea leader executes uncle

News that broke in "The Situation Room" tonight: North Korea's state news agency reports that Kim Jong Un's uncle - his number two man - has been executed for treason. CNN's Barbara Starr reveals what the execution means for East Asia's security and U.S. national security.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Kim Jong-Un • North Korea
December 6th, 2013
07:18 PM ET

American teacher killed in Libya

Days away from a trip home to Texas to see his wife and young son, Ronnie Smith - an American chemistry teacher at an international school in Benghazi, Libya - was gunned down during his morning jog. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the new details, including whether his Christian faith made him a target.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Libya • Ronnie Smith
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