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Checkpoint Washington: January, 2012

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 01/30/2012

FDA surveillance lawsuit raises complex issues

Privacy experts say the courts can expect a surge of similar cases as the lines between home and work increasingly blur in the federal workplace and beyond. Many say court guidance is needed to help federal agencies and employees navigate a complex area of the law.

By Ellen Nakashima  |  03:23 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/30/2012

In Afghan war, rate of post-injury survival rises

Military physicians and nurses are saving lives of grievously injured in Afghanistan at record rate, report shows.

By David Brown  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Clinton: Done with the ‘high wire’ of politics. Really.

Secretary of state says she’s not interested in second term, or in being vice president

By Karen DeYoung  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 01/25/2012

SEAL Team Six parachuted into Somalia on raid

The SEALs were flown by Air Force special operations planes into Somalia and parachuted into an area about two miles from the compound where Jessica Buchanan, an American aid worker, was being held with a Danish man, Poul Hagen Thisted.

By Greg Jaffe  |  03:35 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Adm. McRaven gets a spot at State of the Union

Former SEAL who oversaw raid to kill Osama bin Laden will be guest of first lady Michelle Obama.

By Jason Ukman  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Syrian official responds to threatened closure of U.S. embassy: ‘That’s their business’

Foreign minister shrugs off warnings from American diplomats

By Liz Sly  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 01/23/2012

An Army officer, years on, still a lightning rod

Former undersecretary of defense, who was reprimanded for controversial speeches on religion, still drawing complaints from Islamic groups

By Greg Miller  |  10:07 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Weapons testers fault key Pentagon systems

Among the systems that have tested poorly are some of the military’s most vaunted new aircraft: the unmanned MQ-9 Reaper and the Global Hawk.

By Walter Pincus  |  03:35 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/20/2012

With Burma, U.S. seeks to keep some momentum

Ruling junta wants lifting of sanctions, a step Obama administration has made clear it is not yet willing to take

By William Wan  |  11:18 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Senate set to take up major cyber legislation

Over the past several years, dozens of cybersecurity bills from across a variety of committees have been penned, but no comprehensive measure has made it to floor of either chamber.

By Ellen Nakashima  |  08:44 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 01/19/2012

McMaster: Afghan anti-corruption drive is working

The senior American military officer tasked with rooting out corruption in Afghanistan says officials there recognize the costs of inaction.

By Jason Ukman  |  03:12 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Brother of slain former SEAL dies of wounds

Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin B. Wise died two years and 11 days after sibling Jeremy Wise was killed in a suicide bombing at CIA base in Afghanistan

By Joby Warrick  |  09:32 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Former CIA official: Al-Qaeda in Yemen still nimble

Former deputy director of the CIA says, even after death of Awlaki, AQAP remains nimble

By Jason Ukman  |  03:21 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 01/17/2012

U.S. drone that crashed in Iran goes miniature

American officials, after requesting return of RQ-170, will get a toy version instead

By Thomas Erdbrink  |  11:50 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Four Marines questioned in video scandal

Authorities still have not made a decision on whether to press charges

By Craig Whitlock  |  04:01 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Privacy group seeks to lift veil on domestic drones

Electronic Frontier Foundation sues to force the Department of Transportation to release its records publicly

By Jason Ukman  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Panetta: Apparent Marine desecration of Taliban corpses is ‘utterly deplorable’

Top U.S. officials try to contain fallout after U.S. Marines apparently urinate on corpses of dead Afghans.

By Craig Whitlock  |  07:50 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Video appears to show troops urinating on corpses

Marines investigating incident after footage circulates online.

By Craig Whitlock  |  05:11 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/11/2012

New index ranks countries on nuclear security

The least-secure nations with ‘weapons-usable’ nuclear materials: North Korea, Pakistan and Iran

By Jason Ukman  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Bradley Manning gets a billboard in Washington

Signboard erected by supporters of Army private accused of providing a trove of U.S. government secrets to WikiLeaks

By Julie Tate  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Doomsday Clock ticks closer to midnight

Board of Nobel laureates, scientists cite failure of global leaders to develop response to climate change and proliferation of atomic weapons

By Jason Ukman  |  02:45 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 01/10/2012

U.S. rescues Iranians at sea — again

It wasn’t the most dramatic operation in the annals of maritime history, but the rescue gave the U.S. military another public-relations victory in its ongoing feud with Iran over freedom of navigation in the region.

By Craig Whitlock  |  02:41 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Guantanamo detainees protest on anniversary

Prisoners plan to defy lockdown orders, refuse food over three days of peaceful demonstration

By Peter Finn  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Iran sentences U.S. citizen to death in CIA case

By Thomas Erdbrink  |  02:54 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 01/08/2012

U.S. rescues Iranian hostages, with good timing

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday described the rescue as a “humanitarian” act.

By Craig Whitlock and Jason Ukman  |  09:55 AM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

The myth of the two-war military strategy

Despite Iraq and Afghanistan, the nation’s force was never set up to wage near-simultaneous conflicts

By Walter Pincus  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Senators: Stop harassing former Pakistan envoy

Ambassador Husain Haqqani being subject to mistreatment at home, lawmakers say

By Karen DeYoung  |  02:42 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Backstory to bin Laden film gets another look

Defense Department and CIA respond to Rep. Peter King’s concerns about access given to filmmakers

By Greg Miller  |  12:01 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Raw doc: The Pentagon’s unveils new strategy

A look at how the Defense Department defines its vision for the future

By Washington Post staff  |  11:48 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 01/04/2012

A soldier, Ron Paul and political opinion

Army says it’s examining whether a 28-year-old reservist breached protocol when he spoke at a rally in Iowa

By Jason Ukman  |  03:52 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Was Petraeus the model for book’s drunk general?

Image on new book by Michael Hastings appears to show uniform of retired general

By Greg Jaffe  |  03:23 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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