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Marina Koren Marina Koren is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic. She was previously the news editor at National Journal.
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NASA Astronauts Testify Before House Space Committee

December 2, 2015 To testify before Congress, you don’t actually have to be in the room. That’s the case for NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station, who have occasionally beamed into congressional hearings via satellite. On Wednesday, Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren appeared before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. And,...

U.S. to Send Special Forces to Iraq to Aid in Fight Against ISIS

December 1, 2015 The United States will send special-operations troops to Iraq to aid in the fight against the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday. Carter said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing that the Defense Department will deploy a “specialized” team to assist local troops fighting the Islamic State....

Obama's Speech Before Thanksgiving: There is No 'Specific, Credible Threat' to the Homeland

November 25, 2015 Go about your Thanksgiving business, everyone. That was the gist of President Obama’s surprise announcement to the American people on Wednesday, which came after a meeting about U.S. security in the wake of the Paris attacks. “Americans are asking each other whether it is safe here, whether it is safe...

Conflicting Claims Over Downed Russian Warplane

November 25, 2015 Updated on November 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET A day after the Turkish military shot down a Russian fighter jet, the two sides traded claims about what happened in the skies over Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that his forces were in their right to fire at...

Hollande Tries to Rally the World to France’s War on ISIS

November 24, 2015 After terrorists sprayed bullets and blew themselves up in the streets of his capital, the French president vowed to “be merciless toward the barbarians of Islamic State group.” “Terrorism will not destroy France,” Francois Hollande said after the attacks, which claimed 130 lives, “because France will destroy it.” Hollande has...

Dozens Killed in Nigerian Market Bombing That Points to Boko Haram

November 19, 2015 Updated on November 18 at 4:52 p.m. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visited the northern city of Yola on Saturday, awarding medals to three soldiers who were wounded in military operations against Boko Haram, the Islamist group that has killed thousands of people in the country. Government forces, Buhari said, were...

Russia Is Now Hitting ISIS with 'Pinpoint' Strikes In Syria

November 18, 2015 When Russia started bombing extremists in Syria last month, news and intelligence reports suggested its missiles were not trained on the Islamic State—the threat it said it was going after—but instead on rebels fighting against the Assad government, Moscow’s longtime ally. But that was before a plane fell out of...

Police Arrest Secret Service Officer for Sending Naked Photos to Cop Posing as a Teenager

November 13, 2015 A Secret Service officer assigned to the White House was recently arrested for sending naked pictures of himself to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl, CNN reported Thursday—another big hit to the agency’s beleaguered public image. The officer, Lee Robert Moore, 37, allegedly sent the photos through a mobile...

Two NASA Astronauts Embark on Their First Spacewalks

October 28, 2015 There are six people in space, according to this handy tracker . Two of them are really, really in space: Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren are conducting their first-ever spacewalks, dangling by cords from the International Space Station as it hurtles around the Earth at more than 17,000 miles per...

Astronauts Mark Midpoint in One-Year Spaceflight

September 15, 2015 Today marks the midpoint of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko’s one-year stay at the International Space Station. For the U.S., the yearlong mission is a first. It’s going to help scientists study what happens to the human body during long spaceflights, and they have a pretty...