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Federal Court Hands Rare Win to NSA

When federal district judge Richard Leon ruled in late 2013 that the NSA’s mass collection of American phone records likely violated the Constitution and was “almost Orwellian,” it was seen as a landmark moment in the post-Edward Snowden era of judicial pushback against government surveillance programs.

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Situation Report: Carter back to the valley; U.S. Army shipping out for Europe; the forever war in Iraq grinds on; Iraqi generals killed by Humvee; Russia’s new fighter jet turns heads, and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley #flex? Defense Secretary Ash Carter is back in Silicon Valley to sell his vision for a collaboration between fast-moving ...

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Situation Report: U.K.-born Islamic State hacker hit; Israel strikes Hamas; Pakistan steps up nuke game; Americans fighting alongside Kurds; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Remember Pakistan’s nukes? While the world has remained focused on the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, a new ...

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Situation Report: F-22s headed for Europe; new truce between the Koreas; Syrians say they were sold out by the Turks; Special Ops under investigation; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Airpower to Europe. The U.S. Air Force is getting ready to send its newest high-tech fighter plane to Europe ...

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Situation Report: Explosion at U.S. base in Japan; top Senate Democrat endorses Iran nuke deal; chemical weapons attacks in Iraq and Syria; riding out the zombie apocalypse; and plenty more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Go boom. An explosion rocked the U.S. Army’s Sagami Depot about 25 miles south of Tokyo on Sunday, lighting ...

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