The vice-commandant of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Charles Ray, learned that he is infected with the coronavirus. Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley is now in quarantine as a result. The consequences for national security could be staggering, says a former secretary of defense.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jim Lewis, director of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington about the ever-changing ways the US is dealing with cybersecurity.
More than 20,000 women have served in Iraq of Afghanistan, but they haven't received the same recognition or opportunities for advancement as their male counterparts. But now that the ban has been lifted, hundreds of thousands of front-line jobs will now be open to women.
The Central Intelligence Agency for a few years has operated a group focused on examining how climate change could affect U.S. National Security. But, recently, the desk has been shutdown, which some environmentalists say is because of opposition from Republicans in Congress.
Even before the Petraeus scandal widened, General John Allen's time as top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan was winding down. Last month, President Obama nominated General Joseph Dunford to replace Allen.
Geo Quiz: We're looking for a city that's a major oil port in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province. Can you name the Saudi city where Aramco is headquartered?
U.S. officials are trying to come to terms with the rise in so-called green-on-blue, Afghan on NATO, attacks lately. Some experts suspect a rise in PTSD among Afghan soldiers may be a cause of the violence.
China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping held his first talks with a foreign official since vanishing from the public eye nearly two weeks ago. He met with US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.
Defense Secretary Panetta spoke Wednesday about tensions in Afghanistan. He touched on the issue of attacks by Afghan soldiers on coalition soldiers: so-called Green on Blue attacks.
Multiple foreign policy crisis including anti-American demonstrations, the war in Syria and unrest in Afghanistan,Iraq and south China are adding up to critical test for President Obama, says Susan Glasser, the editor in chief at Foreign Policy magazine.
Mitt Romney spent the weekend in Israel, where he received an enthusiastic welcome from the Israeli leadership. But critics said Prime Minister Netanyahu's praise for the GOP presidential candidate crossed a dangerous line and threatened to strain Israel's relationship with the Obama administration.