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Houses in a tiny Yemeni village were damaged in a January 29 U.S. raid that left at least 25 Yemenis and a U.S. Navy SEAL dead, showing how difficult it is to tell who is al Qaeda in a country where the militants are mingled with tribes and are fighting on the same side as the government against the rebels. (Associated Press)

Navy SEALs startled by terrorists' combat readiness in Yemen mission

An after-action review of the deadly SEAL Team 6 raid of a terrorist compound in Yemen shows that the Jan. 29 mission was not compromised, but it also concludes that the enemy was more ready to fight than expected and that women in one building surprised the commandos by firing weapons. Published March 15, 2017

A U.S. soldier prepares to launch a drone with the Iraqi army near Mosul. The military routinely launches spy drones over the Persian Gulf as well as over Iraq and Syria, and now faces challenges of suicide drones and jamming devices developed by Iran. (Associated Press)

Iran deploys jamming device to counter drones

Iran has deployed a new counter-drone weapon -- a rifle-shaped jamming device that the regime says can electronically separate a remotely piloted aircraft from its command pilot and even reprogram it to turn on its owner. Published March 12, 2017

Rep. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, accompanied by Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey democrat, talks about the Palestinian effort to seek U.N. recognition of statehood, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Chris Coons walks back talk of Russia-Trump collusion

Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, on Sunday walked back his bombshell declaration about transcripts showing Russia-Trump collusion, saying he had no proof such documents exist and apologizing for any "hyperventilating." Published March 5, 2017

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, right, speaks during a meeting on cyber security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama loyalists suspected of 'sabotage' with leak of travel ban report

Trump administration officials believe that a Department of Homeland Security report that undercut the president's position on his travel ban was drafted with the express intent of leaking it to the press, a source close to the department says. Published February 26, 2017

Members of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran boast an extensive spy network, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its special forces wing, the Quds force, and has a track record of exposing clandestine parts of the Iranian security apparatus. (Associated Press)

Iran growing network to train foreign terrorists, dissident group says

Iran's hard-line Islamic regime has escalated its overseas terrorist operations, establishing a network of over a dozen internal training camps for foreign fighters, the regime's largest resistance group said at a press conference on Tuesday in Washington. Published February 14, 2017