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Don’t Like That Israel Has the Bomb? Blame Nixon.

Newly declassified documents reveal how the Nixon White House looked the other way while Israel built the Middle East’s first nukes.

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AFP/Getty Images

Vladimir Channels the Gipper

Putin's rationale for invading Crimea sounds a lot like Reagan's for invading Grenada.

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AFP/Getty Images

CIA Admits It Was Behind Iran’s Coup

The agency finally owns up to its role in the 1953 operation.

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USAF/Getty Images

The Secret History of the U-2

A just-released CIA report pulls the covers off America's most famous spy plane -- and Area 51.

National Security Archive/George Washington University
National Security Archive/George Washington University

Venting and Complaining

How the United States and the Soviet Union tried to conceal the problem of radioactive leaks from underground nuclear tests.

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Wikimedia Commons

Israel’s Secret Uranium Buy

How Argentina fueled Ben-Gurion's nuclear program.

David Burnett/Newsmakers
David Burnett/Newsmakers

Mission: Assassination

The CIA's a lot better at targeted killing now than it used to be.

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Wikimedia Commons

War Scare

The real-life war game that almost led to nuclear armageddon.

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SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

When America Became a Cyberwarrior

A secret document shows the NSA has been planning attacks since the Clinton years.

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FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Will Chinese Troops Cross the Yalu?

U.S. intelligence looks at Beijing's military options in North Korea.

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AFP/Getty Images
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Ministry of Defense via Getty Images

A Clear View from Foggy Bottom

How State Department analysts  -- and no one else -- foresaw the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.

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ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images

Our Man in Havana

Was USAID planning to overthrow Castro?

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SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images

The Plan to Stop Green-on-Blue Violence

The Pentagon’s secret PowerPoint on Afghan insider attacks.

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Over the last few years, the United States has moved to limit China’s technological rise. U.S.-led sanctions have imposed unprecedented limits on Beijing’s access to advanced computing c...Show more

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: U.S. President Joe Biden (R) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi participate in a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on September 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden is hosting a Quad Leaders Summit later today with Prime Minister Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide. (Photo by Sarahbeth Maney-Pool/Getty Images)
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Is America Making a Bad Bet on India?

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For decades, the U.S. foreign-policy establishment has made the assumption that India could serve as a partner as the United States jostles with China for power in the Indo-Pacific region. B...Show more

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Last weekend, spy chiefs and defense officials from around the world descended on Singapore to attend the Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia’s biggest annual security conference. The U.S. delegatio...Show more

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