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  • New missile defense system being tested in Maryland

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has lofted a blimp with a new cruise-missile and drone-fighting radar system at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. The blimp — actually two helium-filled aerostats — floats 10,000 feet above the…

  • The new face of terrorism

    WASHINGTON — Thirteen years after the devastating attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, led by Osama bin Laden and a relatively small band of hardened jihadists from the Soviet-Afghan war, today’s biggest terror threat is composed…

  • The story behind the secret deal with Cuba

    WASHINGTON — More than a year ago in a secret location in Ottawa, Canada, representatives from the U.S. and Cuba began discussing how to resolve more than 50 years of distrust and tension. It involved long…