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In an extensive interview with Wolf Blitzer, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates talks about the nuclear deal with Iran, his biggest regrets on the job, and the emotional toll the role has taken on him.
Newly published photos appear to show U.S. Marines burning bodies in Iraq at the height of the war. CNN's Brian Todd reports on the new military investigation into the incident that has sparked outrage.
As the fighting in South Sudan teeters on the brink of an all-out civil war and possibly even ethnic violence, the U.S. maneuvers to end the conflict and evacuate Americans on the ground. Filling in for Wolf Blitzer, CNN's Brianna Keilar talks to the American ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, about what options the U.S. has to stop the violence.
Gen. Michael Carey controlled three nuclear arsenal units - until now. Officials say his bad behavior, including heavy drinking, put his delegation at risk. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Veterans could face reductions in benefits as a result of the new budget deal, sparing the government around $6 billion.
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.
CNN's Barbara Starr has the final chapter in a story we've followed since the shutdown began. Death benefits being denied to families of the fallen because of the shutdown have been restored, thanks to a deal with a private charity.
Four American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan this weekend, but their families will not get Pentagon funding to go to Dover Air Force Base to pay their respects. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the hold that the government shutdown has put on financial help for families of fallen troops.
CNN's Tom Foreman and Gen. James "Spider" Marks explain the ways the U.S. could attack Syria.
Wolf Blitzer presses Pres. Obama's deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken for answers on Syria.