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Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.

Special Operations Wants Portable Lasers, Better Night Vision Goggles

The Special Operations Command requires “revolutionary game changing” technologies to support its mission.

Should the U.S. Revoke Passports of Americans Fighting for ISIS?

Several lawmakers say that’s essential to keeping them from attacking U.S. soil.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., finish a news conference on Capitol Hill on March 27, 2014.

Islamic State Unites Congress, But Lawmakers Diverge on the Way Forward

The Islamic State may have provoked rare unity in a dysfunctional Congress -- but lawmakers’ support for Obama’s strategy comes with crucial caveats. By Molly O’Toole

Fighters from the Islamic State parade in Raqqa, Syria.

Vote on Spending Bill Postponed Amid Syria Debate

White House wants authority to arm Syrian rebels, but Republicans are wary.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-SC, is the chairman of the committee.

House Benghazi Select Committee Finally Gets Around to Holding a Hearing

The special House committee had disappeared from public view after it was created in May.

Kerry went from Amman to Baghdad Wednesday.

John Kerry Stops in Baghdad Ahead of Obama Speech

The unannounced visit gave Kerry the opportunity for a public show of support with Iraq's new, more inclusive government.

The Iraqi parliament this week approved the new cabinet of prime minister Haider al-Abad.

Things Are Breaking Obama’s Way in the War Against the Islamic State

As Americans see the group as a threat, Obama can point to positive dispatches arriving from the frontlines.

OPM Terminates Controversial Background Check Contractor

Falls Church-based USIS had been suspended after breach in computer network.

The Pentagon Sept. 11 Memorial was dedicated in 2008.

American Fears of Terror Attack Surge Ahead of September 11th

A new poll reveals that a striking number of Americans believe that the country is less than safe now it was before the 2001 attacks.

Obama Prepared to Strike Islamic State Without Hill Approval

Ahead of a Wednesday prime-time address, the White House makes clear he won't go to Congress.