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Network cables are seen going into a server in an office building following a cyberattack that affected dozens of countries in Washington, D.C., on May 13, 2017. 
(Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Can State’s New Cyber Bureau Hack It?

The U.S. State Department is working to stand up a new cybersecurity bureau, but it's hobbled by debates with lawmakers on its purpose and mandate.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is greeted by senior North Korean officials at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang on July 6, 2018. (Andrew Harnik/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. to Ease Limits on Humanitarian Aid to North Korea

Aid groups welcome the move, but it’s not likely to unlock stalled nuclear negotiations.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko (center) salutes during a military parade marking Independence Day in Minsk on July 3, 2018. (Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty)

A Diplomatic Breakthrough for Washington in Europe’s Last Dictatorship

Belarus lifts a cap on the number of U.S. diplomats allowed in the country as Minsk looks west and spars with Moscow.

The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing the tanker contract in 2011. (Boeing photo)

Boeing Finally Set to Deliver Years-Delayed Tanker to U.S. Air Force

The Air Force’s effort to buy a new refueling tanker is a long and sordid tale that dates back to 2001.

The Anduril and Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey speaks onstage atthe Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit 2018 in in Beverly Hills, California, on Oct. 10. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Can Silicon Valley Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Pentagon?

Palmer Luckey, the 26-year-old founder of Oculus VR, is leading the charge to get tech companies and the Defense Department on the same page.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) walks with Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) to a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence closed-door meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on April 27, 2017.  (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senate Bill Targets Chinese Economic Espionage

New measure would give U.S. prosecutors power to indict hackers working abroad.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and then-Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili attend a welcoming ceremony at the airport in Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 31, 2017. (Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images)

Georgia Rebuffs U.S. Ambassador Pick as Too Pro-Saakashvili

The move surprised U.S. officials, given Georgia’s staunchly pro-American stance.

An MQ-9 Reaper drone is parked in a hanger at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada, on Nov. 17, 2015. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

Trump’s Push to Boost Lethal Drone Exports Reaps Few Rewards

Sources say the U.S. Defense Department is stubbornly resisting the new rules.

Pro-government fighters give food to Yemeni children on Jan. 26, 2017. 
(Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Body Declares Famine Conditions in Parts of Yemen

World Food Program report expected to further erode support in Washington for Saudi bombings in Yemen.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a press conference in New York on Sept. 26. (Jim Watson/ AFP)

Iran Was Closer to a Nuclear Bomb Than Intelligence Agencies Thought

If Tehran pulls out of the 2015 deal, it could have a weapon in a matter of months.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to press at the State Department in Washington on Oct. 23. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pompeo to Tap New Envoy for Troubled Central African Region

Pompeo has reversed his predecessor’s policy of eliminating special envoy posts.

From left: Robert Story Karem, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, Thomas Goffus, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO, and
Alan Patterson, deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs. (William Pratt/U.S. Army/Department of Defense/Foreign Policy illustration)

Three Senior Pentagon Officials Leave in Quick Succession

Departures come amid speculation that Defense Secretary Mattis is on his way out.

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 25. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Inside Trump’s Plan to Scale Back U.N. Resolutions on Sexual Health, Violence Against Women

Internal memos reflect the growing influence of conservative Christians in the Trump administration.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert speaks to press at the State Department on May 29. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

State Department Considering Public Diplomacy Overhaul

The revamp comes as officials debate how to counter Russian and Chinese influence campaigns.

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