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December 8th, 2014
06:40 PM ET

U.S. bases, embassies on high alert

U.S. military bases and embassies are on high alert amid fear they may be targeted after the release of a torture report.

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Filed under: Elise Labott • Marines • Military • National security
August 26th, 2014
07:31 PM ET

Obama on VA: We're going to fix what's wrong

In a speech before the American Legion, President Obama details how his administration will rectify shortfalls in caring for veterans - even as a new report slams the VA for its deadly wait lists. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: Jim Acosta • President Obama • veteran
August 12th, 2014
07:46 PM ET

U.S. military weighs humanitarian options in Iraq

More than one hundred additional military advisers will be sent to Iraq, Pentagon sources confirm to CNN's Barbara Starr, as they consider new options for humanitarian relief for the Yazidis trapped by ISIS.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Iraq • Military
August 4th, 2014
08:30 PM ET

Russians chase U.S. spy plane

A confrontation in the skies over Europe: CNN's Brian Todd reports on the close encounter between Russian fighter jets and a U.S. spy plane.

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Filed under: International affairs • Military
June 30th, 2014
06:36 PM ET

Meet Obama's pick to fix the VA

CNN's Joe Johns profiles Bob McDonald, the man President Obama has tasked to lead the VA amid the recent scandal.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Military • Military families • Situation Room • veteran
May 21st, 2014
06:59 PM ET

Fact check: Has Obama improved the VA?

Weeks after CNN broke the story of deadly wait times at VA hospitals, President Barack Obama claimed that his administration has improved services for veterans, from job opportunities to VA funding. CNN's Tom Foreman investigates.

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Filed under: President Obama • Tom Foreman • veteran
April 23rd, 2014
06:49 PM ET

U.S. troops touch down in eastern Europe

The first U.S. troops land in Poland as a show of force against Russia and its push into Ukraine. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports with the latest on the crisis unfolding on the ground.


Filed under: International affairs • Jim Sciutto • Military • Russia • Ukraine
April 16th, 2014
02:41 PM ET

See why Navy paid $3 billion for this ship

The U.S. Navy's newest stealth destroyer is twice as long as the Statue of Liberty - and it barely shows up on radar. See the amazing new capabilities that cost $3 billion.


Filed under: Military • National security • U.S. Navy
March 17th, 2014
07:14 PM ET

Naval Andaman Sea search comes up empty

Commander William Marks explains the Navy's search tactics and why they will not continue searching the Andaman Islands.

March 4th, 2014
07:30 AM ET

The U.S. awaits Russia's next move

CNN's Barbara Starr has the latest U.S. intelligence on what military options the Russians are considering taking against Ukraine.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Military • NATO • Russia • Ukraine
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