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Air Force airmen at Barksdale Air Force Base update anti-virus software for units to assist in the prevention of cyberspace hackers.

Who Defends the Virtual Countries of Tomorrow?

Here’s why Estonia is the new frontline in the cyberwar of the future. By Patrick Tucker

Iraqi Security Forces, on February 2, 2014, prepare to attack Islamic State militants in the western city of Ramadi.

Beyond Airstrikes, How the US Can Accelerate the Islamic State’s Defeat

Time is not on Washington’s side, despite greater clarity of the military, political and economic efforts it will take to defeat the Islamic State. By Bilal Y. Saab

Somali government soldiers patrol during an attack on the country's parliament in Mogadishu on May 24, 2014.

Pentagon Confirms US Air Strike Killed Al-Shabab Leader

Monday’s U.S. air strike in Somalia killed the co-founder of the terrorist organization al-Shabab. By Stephanie Gaskell

Former NSA Official: Edward Snowden Leak Has 'Clearly' Helped ISIL

According to a former top NSA official, Islamic State fighters have managed to avoid detection by American intelligence apparatuses because of protocols released in the Edward Snowden leak.

Eastern Sierra Leone is one of the epicenters of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

Ebola Could Reach the U.S. By the End of This Month

Study of global flight patterns puts the odds at 18 percent.

A Libyan man investigates the inside of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi after it was attacked in September, 2012.

New Book Claims CIA Guards Were Told to Stand Down During Benghazi Attack

Five members of a private security team say an unidentified CIA station chief ordered them not to intervene (against their protests) as the consulate was under attack by militants.

Pentagon, Congress Face Stark Budget Choices

A new assessment shows a yawning gap between the Defense Department’s strategy and funding.

Demonstrators rally in support of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in May in  Abuja, Nigeria.

U.S., Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger Team Up to Thwart Boko Haram

An assistant secretary of state said the situation on the ground "is worsening."

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the administration needs to get its priorities straight.

House Republicans Promise Action on ISIS to Force Obama's Hand

Lawmakers lash out at the president's foreign policy, but they have little authority to force a change in his approach.

Member flags fly outside NATO's Brussels headquarters.

White House Hopes NATO Allies Will Boost Defense Spending

Obama will use a summit in Wales to lobby alliance members.