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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.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports that Robert Gates reveals his frustration with government bureaucracy in his book.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Startling new video emerged over the weekend, of an 85 year-old American veteran apologizing on North Korean television for war crimes committed during the Korean War. Although it is Merrill Newman of California reading an apology in the video, many are questioning its authenticity. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
The Chinese extended military control into an area the U.S. defines as international airspace, and in response, America is standing its ground - flying two B-52 bombers through the zone and issuing a stern warning through the new ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the on-going tension.
Two U.S. warplanes flew over the East China Sea in a disputed area that despite Japan's protestations, China is claiming as an air defense zone. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.