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How a Massive Nuclear Nonproliferation Effort Led to More Proliferation

June 25, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow SAVANNAH RIVER SITE, South Carolina - A half-finished monolith of raw concrete and rebar rises suddenly from slash pine forests as the public tour bus crests a hill at this heavily-secured site south of rural Aiken. Dozens of hard-hatted workers in bright green and orange vests slog through the damp ...

U.S. military says it made major mistakes in Iraq and Afghanistan

June 11, 2012 When President Obama announced in August 2010 the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, he complimented the soldiers who had served there for completing "every mission they were given." But some of military's most senior officers, in a little-noticed report this spring, rendered a harsher account of their work ...