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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.

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
September 4th, 2013
08:04 PM ET

Can Pres. Obama win international support?

"I didn't set a red line," Pres. Obama said in Sweden on Wednesday as he travels to the G-20 in Russia. "The world set a red line." CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the president's stop in the Scandinavian country as he makes the case for international military action in Syria.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Jim Acosta • Military • Syria
September 3rd, 2013
07:42 PM ET

What a U.S strike in Syria could accomplish

CNN's Tom Foreman and military analyst Lt. Col. Rick Francona explain how effective "limited" military action in Syria could be and what it would target.


Filed under: Military • Rick Francona • Syria • Tom Foreman
September 2nd, 2013
07:54 PM ET

What steps Syria is taking

CNN's Tom Foreman shows how Syria is bracing for a U.S. attack and how the Russians are helping the al-Assad regime.


Filed under: Military • Russia • Syria • Tom Foreman
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