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Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr., testifies during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing to become the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 9, 2015.  Dunford said Russia poses the greatest national security threat to the United States and that it would be "reasonable" to supply lethal arms to Ukrainians fighting against rebels backed by Moscow.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Iran's toll on America: 500 soldiers killed in Iraq

The Iranian Islamic regime was directly involved in the killing of more than 500 American service members in Iraq by supplying Shiite extremists with advanced roadside bombs, rocket-propelled explosives and other munitions, military officials say. Published September 15, 2015

While CIA Director John O. Brennan pushed aside questions about the legitimacy of news reports alleging that deep nuclear and missile cooperation already exists between Iran and North Korea, he stressed that CIA officials are "not going to assume that's not going to happen." (Associated Press)

CIA watching for Iranian nuclear collaboration with rogue states like N. Korea

The Iran nuclear deal is silent on an issue that the CIA and proliferation experts are concerned about: that Tehran may outsource parts of its nuclear and missiles program to the secretive regime in North Korea, which on Tuesday committed itself to producing more fuel for nuclear bombs. Published September 15, 2015

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, during Senate confirmation hearings in July, appears to be the first military official to use the 500 fatality figure, attributing it to Iranian "activities." (Associated Press)

Iran responsible for deaths of 500 American service members in Iraq

The Iranian Islamic regime was directly involved in the killing of more than 500 American service members in Iraq by supplying Shiite extremists with advanced roadside bombs, rocket-propelled explosives and other munitions, military officials say. Published September 13, 2015

Obama calls for more icebreakers despite lack of funds

President Obama's urgent call to construct a new fleet of heavy Coast Guard icebreakers to monitor the contested Arctic is belied by his recent budgets that slashed funding for even one new ship. Published September 8, 2015

Obama: No U.S. drones for ally Jordan

The Obama administration has told a congressman it cannot ship Predator or Reaper remotely piloted vehicles to Jordan because of restrictions under the Missile Technology Control Regime. Published August 19, 2015

Exiting senior Cabinet officials, such as Hillary Rodham Clinton as a former secretary of state, typically take their security clearances with them. The practice allows them to be called on to offer advice to their former department or to serve on boards and commissions that might handle classified data. (Associated Press)

Intelligence community wants Clinton's security clearance suspended

Security experts say that if Hillary Rodham Clinton retained her government security clearance when she left the State Department, as is normal practice, it should be suspended now that it is known her unprotected private email server contained top secret material. Published August 13, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens during a roundtable discussion on home care, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton emails contained signal intelligence from spy satellites

The revelation that Hillary Rodham Clinton's private emails contained sensitive information derived from spy satellites and signal intelligence undercuts her defense that she had no reason to believe she was dealing with classified information, security experts say. Published August 12, 2015