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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.

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.

October 8th, 2013
06:55 PM ET

Shutdown stops military death benefits

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.

September 6th, 2013
07:57 PM ET

What a strike on Syria looks like

CNN's Tom Foreman and Gen. James "Spider" Marks explain the ways the U.S. could attack Syria.


Filed under: Military • Syria • Tom Foreman
September 5th, 2013
07:46 AM ET

Obama adviser's pitch on Syria

Wolf Blitzer presses Pres. Obama's deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken for answers on Syria.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Military • Syria • White House
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