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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 21st, 2014
07:58 PM ET

Obama to award 24 overdue Medals of Honor

The White House will award the highest military honor to 24 veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. CNN's Barbara Starr profiles the brave soldiers.

Filed under: Barbara Starr • Medal of Honor • Military • President Obama
February 19th, 2014
06:49 PM ET

VIDEO: U.S. bomb drops on U.S. base

The U.S. Air Force calls a bomb they almost dropped on an American outpost in eastern Afghanistan a 'major target mistake.' CNN's Barbara Starr has the dramatic, new video of the near disaster.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Air Force • Barbara Starr • Military
February 7th, 2014
07:46 PM ET

Top military brass under investigation

Sexual assault, illegal gambling, adultery, drunkenness, disorderly conduct - these are the allegations against several top U.S. military leaders. Does the military have a culture problem? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Filed under: Barbara Starr • Military • Pentagon
January 16th, 2014
07:41 PM ET

Full interview with Robert Gates, Part II

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.

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Filed under: Interviews • Iran • Military • Robert Gates
January 15th, 2014
07:09 PM ET

Marines probed for burning Iraqis

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.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Iraq • Military
December 24th, 2013
06:42 PM ET

Power: South Sudan needs diplomacy

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.

Filed under: Interviews • Military • Samantha Power • South Sudan
December 20th, 2013
07:59 PM ET

Nuke commander fired for wild behavior

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.

Filed under: Brian Todd • Military • Nuclear
December 16th, 2013
07:05 PM ET

Budget ax looming over veterans

Veterans could face reductions in benefits as a result of the new budget deal, sparing the government around $6 billion.

Filed under: Budget cuts • Military • Tom Foreman • veteran
November 26th, 2013
07:13 PM ET

U.S. defies China with B-52 flight

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.

Filed under: Barbara Starr • China • Japan • Military
October 10th, 2013
11:44 AM ET

Military death benefits debacle resolved

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.

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