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Rowan Scarborough

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**FILE** The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., which has hosted presidents and once housed a secret bunker for Congress, is seen here in 2002. (Associated Press)

Congress has new shelter in case of attack

Congress has new plans to keep working if an attack on Washington, D.C., makes it impossible for lawmakers to meet at the U.S. Capitol. Published April 23, 2013

This image released by the FBI on Thursday, April 18, 2013, shows in a image from video what the FBI are calling suspect number 1, front, in black cap, and suspect number 2, in white cap, back right, walking near each other through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)

Former FBI agent predicts more attacks in Muslim jihad

The Boston Marathon bombings are a continuation of a Muslim jihad against the United States dating back before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, says a former FBI agent dedicated to warning America about the Islamist threat. Published April 21, 2013

Hip-deep in training: SEALs prep for action

Navy SEALs are the toast of America. Now there is a richly illustrated book, which its authors bill as the best inside look yet at how to train a naval commando. It shows the faces of men who protect America by fighting, and sometimes dying, in the shadows. Published April 14, 2013

Fighter pilots make way for remote warfare

A key symbol of the jet fighter culture vanished in 2011 from Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base, the hub of air-war strategy and tactics, when senior Air Force officials ordered the "Home of the Fighter Pilot" sign to be taken down to be more welcoming for drone operators. Published April 9, 2013

** FILE ** In this March 11, 2013, photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed March 12, 2013, by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un greets military personnel at a long-range artillery sub-unit of KPA Unit 641 during his visit to front-line military units near the western sea boarder in North Korea near the South's western border island of Baengnyeong. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

U.S. would seek regime change in North Korea if attack occurs

The U.S. would oust the communist regime in North Korea if it uses its nuclear weapons or launches an all-out invasion on South Korea and the 28,500 American troops stationed there, national security sources say. Published April 4, 2013

** FILE ** New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks March 1, 2013, at a news conference at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

Pentagon's budget fears fall on media's deaf ears

The Pentagon's intense public relations campaign is designed to sell Congress and the public on how the first year of "sequester" budget cuts is leaving the U.S. military unable to train or deploy overseas. Public warnings generally have garnered media sympathy, but there have been signs in recent weeks of a backlash from the Washington press corps. Published March 31, 2013

Models of a mock North Korea Scud-B missile (center) and other South Korean missiles are displayed at Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul on March 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

U.S. missile defense plans will raise Korea tensions, China warns

President Obama's decision to deploy additional missile interceptors at Alaska's Fort Greely reverses a decision he made in 2009 to scale back the number of active silos approved by President George W. Bush to blunt long-range nukes. Published March 18, 2013

The Pentagon, across the Potomac River from Washington, is seen in this aerial view in March 2008. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Unlike White House, Pentagon keeps up public tours

The Defense Department is keeping only one aircraft carrier in the strategically important Persian Gulf, but unlike the White House, the Pentagon is keeping its doors open for public tours. Published March 13, 2013