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  • Inside China: Hobnobbing, war hysteria escalate

    Billed as the most important and substantial military exchange visit with the United States in nine years, the grand tour from Friday through Thursday by a large Chinese military delegation – led by Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie – received royal treatment at the Pentagon this week.

  • First responders transport a wounded soldier an ambulance at Fort Hood, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2009. Lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow domestic attacks on service members to be reviewed the same way as international terrorist attacks when it comes to awarding the Purple Heart. (Associated Press)

    Lawmakers: Victims of domestic terrorism deserve Purple Heart

    Top lawmakers on Capitol Hill are challenging the U.S. military to rethink how it classifies terrorist attacks on U.S. soil after the Defense Department decided the 2009 attack at Fort Hood and the attack on a recruiting office in Arkansas were domestic killings rather than flash points in the global war on terrorism.

  • FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday in favor of reauthorizing the FISA Amendments Act. (Associated Press)

    FBI chief urges restoration of searches without warrants

    FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III on Wednesday urged the reauthorization of an act passed by Congress in 2008 — but slated to expire at the end of this year — that gives federal authorities the ability to conduct warrantless searches.

  • Inside the Ring: PLA general denies cyberwar

    Aggressive Chinese cyberespionage and digital warfare capabilities were major topics this week during talks between senior U.S. and Chinese defense officials.

  • An injured Syrian army soldier (left) walks next to his comrade May 9, 2012, after a roadside bomb hit their military truck in Daraa city, southern Syria. (Associated Press)

    Blast near U.N. car shows fragility of Syria truce

    A roadside bomb hit a Syrian military truck Wednesday just seconds after the head of the U.N. observer team drove by, demonstrating the fragility of the international plan to end the country's bloodshed.

  • **FILE** In this photo from Nov. 30, 2009, released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), Iranian technicians work with foreign colleagues at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant just outside the southern port city of Bushehr, Iran. (Associated Press/ISNA)

    Israel: Iran must commit to stop all uranium enrichment

    Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of stalling in negotiations over its nuclear program with the international community, and said an upcoming round of talks can succeed only if the Iranians agree to halt all uranium enrichment.

  • Police officers are ready outside the Olympic Stadium in London. They are part of the United Kingdom's largest ever peacetime security operation. (Associated Press)

    Britain beefs up Olympics security as if it's going to war

    Woe betide the hapless backpackers who stumble upon the Olympic Park in London's East End this summer. They may feel the might of Britain's biggest security operation since World War II come crashing down upon them.

  • **FILE** Sudanese armed forces ride a military vehicle April 24, 2012, at the oil-rich border town of Heglig, Sudan. (Associated Press)

    Official: Sudan warplanes bomb South Sudan

    Sudan resumed its aerial bombardment of South Sudan, violating international calls for a cessation of hostilities between the two countries, a South Sudanese military official said Wednesday.

  • A traveler passes April 30, 2012, through a security check point at Portland International Airport, in Portland, Ore. (Associated Press)

    U.S. sends airport security guide to other countries

    In the wake of a terrorist bomb plot disrupted by the CIA, the U.S. advised some international airports and air carriers Tuesday about security measures for passengers traveling to the U.S.

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