Coexistence of aggressive interrogation and civil liberties

Panetta argues that “enhanced” interrogations were fruitful, but so were techniques without duress.

    In Ukraine, dueling executions -- and propaganda about them

    In Ukraine, dueling executions -- and propaganda about them

    The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists have both been accused of atrocities -- but there’s a propaganda war going on, too.

    Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty to new murder charges

    Ahmed Abu Khattala was ordered held without bond.

    Does this mysterious video show the Islamic State flying a fighter jet?

    Numerous versions of the nine-second clip have been circulating on the Internet since Saturday.

    Marine conquers rock wall-climbing challenge without his legs

    Marine conquers rock wall-climbing challenge without his legs

    Marine Cpl. Michael Egan wrote about his experience losing both legs on Checkpoint in June.

    U.S. commander: Strikes force Islamic State to alter tactics

    U.S. commander: Strikes force Islamic State to alter tactics

    The attacks have pushed the militant group to adapt, but Iraq’s army is unlikely to retake Mosul soon.

    Gen. Joseph Dunford takes over as new top Marine Corps general

    Gen. Joseph Dunford takes over as new top Marine Corps general

    Dunford, an infantry officer, is seen as one of the Marine Corps’ brightest leaders.

    Top general: U.S. needs to rethink how much it cuts the Army

    Top general: U.S. needs to rethink how much it cuts the Army

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said he is ‘starting to worry about our end strength,’ meaning he is concerned the Army is shrinking too much.

    NSA Secrets

    FILE - This June 6, 213 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The NSA has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the intelligence agency broad new powers in 2008, The Washington Post reports. In one case, telephone calls from Washington were intercepted when the city's area code was confused with the dialing code for Egypt.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    Revelations and reaction

    The National Security Agency has been forced to respond to unprecedented disclosures about its surveillance programs. Those programs have been assailed as a violation of privacy rights by critics and defended as critical to U.S. national security by intelligence officials. Explore our coverage.

    Family of slain Marine alleges cover-up by Marine Corps

    Family of slain Marine alleges cover-up by Marine Corps

    The lawsuit names Gen. James F. Amos, who retires as commandant of the Marine Corps on Friday, and numerous Defense Department agencies.

    Viral video: Marine survives sniper shot to the helmet

    The action occurred last year in Helmand province’s Now Zad district, where Taliban fighters continue to be a threat.

    U.S. airstrikes in Syria are now dwarfing those in Iraq

    U.S. airstrikes in Syria are now dwarfing those in Iraq

    At least 54 U.S.-led airstrikes have been launched in Syria in three days, and 53 of them have come around Kobane.

    U.S. soldier pulls grenade out of Alabama man’s leg

    U.S. soldier pulls grenade out of Alabama man’s leg

    An Army ordnance disposal technician is called in to help after a man accidentally fires a smoke grenade into his thigh.