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President Barack Obama, hounded by pressure to increase border security during his visit to Western states, spoke in Austin, Texas, Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Despite Pentagon Concerns, Obama Requests No New Military for Border Threat

White House agrees the root causes of the border crisis threaten national security, but says the mission is not the military’s. By Molly O’Toole

Navy security stands watch at the Washington Navy Yard, Sept. 19, 2013. The Washington Navy Yard began returning to nearly normal operations three days after it was the scene of a mass shooting in which a gunman killed 12 people.

How to Fix the Government's Security Clearance Mess

We need to continuously monitor who has top secret clearance. Here’s how. By Steve Nguyen

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Are 'Pretty Buildings' Endangering Diplomats?

Oversight committee chairman says looks should not come at the expense of safety.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Germany Expels U.S. Intelligence Official After Spying Allegations

Although Germany is still investigating, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that if the allegations are true, "it would be a serious case."

Immigration activists protest outside the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles.

The $3.7 Billion Obama is Seeking Won’t Stop the Surge of Desperate Child Migrants

Violence and poverty in Central America are among reasons child migrants cross.

A B-2 stealth bomber flying over the Pacific Ocean. The current U.S. bomber fleet includes 20 25-year-old B-2s.

Surprise! The Air Force May Have Already Developed Its Next Bomber

A new report suggests the aircraft may already be headed for production.

ISIL militants in Raqqa, Syria, wave flags during a military parade, on June 30, 2014.

NATO Must Stop ISIL Before It’s Too Late

NATO’s road to Iraq runs through Turkey, then Washington—if the alliance really wants to bring an end to ISIL. By Philip Seib

Senators Will Play Nice if Chalabi Is Picked to Lead Iraq

'You have to,' said Sen. John McCain, a onetime supporter of the Iraqi politician.