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Arlington Cemetery restrictions add to grief for some

The recent enforcement of a "longstanding" policy by Arlington National Cemetery has significantly curtailed what those paying their respects can leave in the cemetery to demonstrate their feelings.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 11:59am EDT

Tags: Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60, gravesite,

Pacific Predator Part 2: The No. 1 mission

As virtually undetectable and potent weapons, Navy subs are a key cog in the U.S. strategic defense plan. But the Maine is one of a group of ballistic missile submarines that carries an extra burden.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 06:46pm EDT

Tags: Navy, submarines, nuclear missiles, Pacific Predator, uss maine

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US scrambles to collect intelligence on al-Qaida

Al-Qaida has been rebuilding itself, little by little, despite the withering drone attacks that have killed key figures including Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. But much of that rebuilding may be going on outside the view of the U.S. intelligence community.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 07:19am EDT

Tags: al-Qaida, drones

Dempsey: 'Good will' not in North Korea's vocabulary

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey tells WTOP he is not under any illusions as far as North Korea is concerned.

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 06:33am EDT

Tags: Martin Dempsey, Kim Jong Un, North Korea, Francis Wiercinski

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Joint Chiefs Chairman worried about 'swagger' of force

With life-and-death conflicts raging 24 hours a day around the world, the Afghan war, deep budget cuts, nuclear weapons in unstable regions and the frantic pace of global change, Gen. Martin Dempsey is losing sleep at night.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 05:55am EDT

Tags: Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs of Staff,

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Inside the Navy's maritime giants

WTOP was granted access to several naval assets to learn how they train, what challenges they face and what the future holds for them.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 02:01pm EDT

Tags: Norfolk Naval Station, Oceana Naval Air Station, USS Harry S. Truman, USS Stout, U.S. Navy, Seaborne Stalkers

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Syrian rebels deny using chemical weapons

The United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria is "wrong" about reports the Syrian rebels have used chemical weapons, according to a rebel spokesman who accuses the organization of not being trustworthy.

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 10:01am EDT

Tags: syria, Abu Rami, Jay Carney, United Nations, Carla Del Ponte

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Expert: Boston suspects eluded 'broken system'

A former top CIA covert operative tells WTOP the Tsarnaev brothers were not amateurs.

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 09:18am EDT

Tags: boston marathon, bombings, Tsarnaev, Philip Mudd, Robert Baer

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Mali lawmaker begs for help from U.S.

The only female member of Mali's parliament representing the northern part of the country is pleading for help from the United States in the midst of a battle against al-Qaida fighters.

Monday - 04/01/2013, 12:21pm EDT

Tags: Mali, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, Haidara Aissata, Richard Barrett, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague, Tom Creal

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Spy in the Sky: The future of drone surveillance

Inside two noisy hangars about a mile apart sit two of the Navy's most important and carefully guarded projects that could radically alter maritime intelligence gathering.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 09:57am EDT

Tags: Navy, drones, spy in the sky,

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