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Long before Havana Syndrome, the U.S. reported microwaves beamed at an embassy

In the 1970s and '80s, U.S. officials routinely referred to the Soviet use of microwave radiation against the American Embassy in Moscow. The Soviets were believed to be seeking intelligence. → Read More

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Is China a threat or an opportunity? Depends which Americans you ask

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Midwestern farmers and Wall Street investors all see China as a business opportunity. Yet in Washington, China is first and foremost a security threat. → Read More

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Long promised and often delayed, the 'pivot to Asia' takes shape under Biden

President Obama called for a greater focus on Asia to prepare for the challenges of the 21st century. A decade later, Obama's vice president, now President Biden, seems intent on making it happen. → Read More

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CIA Recalls Vienna Station Chief In Move Related To Handling Of 'Havana Syndrome'

A growing number of U.S. intelligence officers and diplomats in Vienna have reported symptoms in recent months consistent with "Havana syndrome," which include dizziness, migraines and memory loss. → Read More

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Two Decades After 9/11, Are We Safer?

Just hours after the Sept. 11 attacks, President George W. Bush said, "The resolve of our great nation is being tested." So here we are 20 years later. Have we passed the test? → Read More

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3 Books — And 3 Lessons — 20 Years After 9/11

These books provide a detailed accounting of events that have defined the U.S. role in the world in the first part of the 21st century. None makes for cheery reading, but all offer sobering lessons. → Read More

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At-Risk Afghans Urgently Look For A Way Out: 'The Taliban Are Seeking Us'

Many Afghans who worked with the American military are desperately trying to flee. One of them is Mohammed, a colonel in the Afghan army who's now in hiding with a group of more than a dozen families. → Read More

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CIA Chief And Taliban Leader Meet As Taliban Demand Aug. 31 U.S. Withdrawal

The talks between CIA Director William Burns and Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar come as an Aug. 31 deadline looms for the end of the U.S. airlift and withdrawal of U.S. forces. → Read More

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How Valuable Are The U.S. Weapons The Taliban Just Captured?

In a scene repeated across Afghanistan, retreating government forces ditched billions of dollars worth of U.S.-supplied military hardware, ranging from assault rifles to Black Hawk helicopters. → Read More

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The Future Of The Afghan Girls Robotics Team Is Precarious

The teenagers made headlines when they came to Washington in 2017 for an international competition. Today they face a uncertain future with the Taliban again in charge of their homeland. → Read More

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CIA Director Says He Is Escalating Efforts To Solve 'Havana Syndrome' Mystery

In an NPR interview, William Burns says he has appointed a senior officer who led the hunt for Osama bin Laden to head the investigation into ailments that has afflicted U.S. officials worldwide. → Read More

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With The U.S. Military Gone, The CIA Faces Tough Challenges In Afghanistan

The CIA and the military depend on each other in war zones like Afghanistan. Now that U.S. forces have pulled out almost entirely, the spy agency will have a harder time keeping tabs on the Taliban. → Read More

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UFO Report: No Sign Of Aliens, But 143 Mystery Objects Defy Explanation

The U.S. government report is the most substantial public effort to date to address decades of speculation about UFOs and whether the government had a role in concealing information. → Read More

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Biden Tells Putin To Crack Down On Ransomware. What Are The Odds He Will?

The president says the U.S. will respond if it keeps getting hit with cyberattacks linked to Russia. But Putin has shown little interest in combatting cyber crimes called ransomware-as-a-service. → Read More

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How Bitcoin Has Fueled Ransomware Attacks

If you're planning a multi-million dollar ransomware attack, there's really only one way to collect - with cryptocurrency. It's fast. It's easy. Best of all, it's largely anonymous and hard to trace. → Read More

As Cyberattacks Surge, Biden Seeks To Mount A Better Defense

Russian spies have penetrated U.S. government computer networks. Russian criminals have hit the U.S. gasoline and meat supplies. Can the president figure out how to stop the non-stop intrusions? → Read More

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As Cyberattacks Surge, Biden Is Seeking To Mount A Better Defense

Russian spies have penetrated U.S. government computer networks. Russian criminals have hit the U.S. gasoline and meat supplies. Can the president figure out how to stop the non-stop intrusions? → Read More

The U.S. Looks To Support The Afghan Military From 'Over The Horizon'

President Biden and the Pentagon say that after U.S. forces leave Afghanistan they will still assist that country from afar. But what precisely does that mean and can it be effective? → Read More

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The U.S. Looks To Support The Afghan Military From 'Over The Horizon'

President Biden and the Pentagon say that after U.S. forces leave Afghanistan they will still assist that country from afar. But what precisely does that mean and can it be effective? → Read More

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In The CIA's 1st Plot Against The Castros, Fidel Wasn't The Target

Exploding cigars. Poisoned pens. The CIA had lots of failed plots to kill Cuban leader Fidel Castro. But the first such plan was directed at his brother Raúl, who just retired at age 89. → Read More