Jesse Ventura wins $1.8 million in suit against Navy SEAL

The sniper alleged that he punched out Ventura in a bar in 2006 for disparaging Navy SEALs.

Questions raised Afghanistan’s strike force fleet

Questions raised Afghanistan’s strike force fleet

The long-term outlook remains in question due to lack of spare parts and the patchwork nature of maintenance training.

U.S. says Russia violated 1987 treaty with missile testing

U.S. says Russia violated 1987 treaty with missile testing

The pact on the use of intermediate-range missiles was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Syrian defector displays images of mutilated bodies

Syrian defector displays images of mutilated bodies

Smuggled images prove torture of prisoners by President Assad regime, anonymous man says.

In Afghanistan, a last chance to tilt the scales

In Afghanistan, a last chance to tilt the scales

U.S. paratroopers drop into contested areas to examine how Afghan troops are faring against the Taliban.

State Department urges Iran to release Post correspondent

State Department urges Iran to release Post correspondent

Jason Rezaian was detained last week in Tehran along with his wife and two others.

Fine Print: It’s time to look at military personnel benefits

Tough decisions have to be made to get Defense Department costs under control.

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.

U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya, citing militia violence

U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya, citing militia violence

The decision comes after clashes between rival groups in the capital heated up in recent days.

Without visas for newly adopted kids, family waits in China

Without visas for newly adopted kids, family waits in China

A computer glitch in the U.S. State Department database has slowed processing worldwide.

Authorities struggle as new communication services grow

Industry says law enforcement already has the tools it needs as companies resist wiretap demands.

4 senators worry about NSA surveillance of Americans

4 senators worry about NSA surveillance of Americans

The senators tell intelligence chief their concerns about NSA collection of Americans’ e-mails, phone calls.