May 2, 2012 — The paper describes experiments that suggest just a few genetic changes could potentially make a bird flu virus capable of becoming contagious in humans, and causing a dangerous pandemic. A fierce debate has raged over this study for months, because of fears that the work might provide a recipe for turning bird flu into a bioweapon.
Apr 26, 2013 — The White House now believes Syria has used chemical weapons. But President Obama has shown no inclination toward military involvement in another Middle Eastern war.
Feb 7, 2013 — The Obama administration has relied heavily on its drone program, but prefers not to talk about it. Yet drones and interrogation practices came under scrutiny as CIA nominee John Brennan testified before a Senate committee.
Feb 2, 2013 — The radical group posted a photo of the alleged suicide bomber on its website Saturday, calling the blast "an act of of self-sacrifice."
Dec 20, 2012 — State Department officials, testifying before Congress, acknowledge that security was inadequate in Benghazi before the deadly attacks in Libya. Sen. John Kerry, who was chairman of the Senate hearing, says the diplomatic corps needs more resources.
Jan 5, 2012 — Saying that "the size and structure of our military and defense budget have to be driven by a strategy — not the other way around," the president has unveiled his administration's new military strategy.
Aug 31, 2011 — While they believe "our country is undoubtedly safer and more secure than it was a decade ago," the co-chairman of the 9/11 Commission warn today that some of their panel's most important recommendations remain unfilled.
Dec 27, 2010 — The Transportation Security Administration such it is taking steps to address the situation.