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U.S.-approved arms for Libya rebels fell into Jihadis’ hands

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The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats.

House Panel Votes to Cite Holder for Contempt of Congress

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A House oversight committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, marking an escalation of the long-running dispute between Republicans and the Justice Department over internal administration documents related to Operation Fast and Furious.

Iranian Nuclear Scientist Allegedly Assassinated

On The Radar

Death similar to recent ones linked to employees of enrichment facilities.

Iran Trumpets Nuclear Ability at a Second Location

On The Radar

Iran’s top nuclear official announced this weekend that the country was on the verge of starting production at its second major uranium enrichment site, in a defiant declaration that its nuclear program would continue despite new international sanctions restricting its oil revenue. The announcement, made through official news media reports, came after a week of escalating confrontations between Washington and Tehran, including a threat that Iran would respond with military force if the United States tried to send an aircraft carrier strike group back into the Strait of Hormuz.

North Korea's Nuclear Program

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After the death this week of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, we look back at the development of North Korea's nuclear program over the decade as reported on Washington Week. In 2003, North Korea confirmed its nuclear capability. Then in 2006, reports of that nation's first nuclear weapons test and the reaction from the international community.

North Korea Faces 2nd Leadership Change In 60 Years

On The Radar

Intelligence analysts are scrambling to assess North Korea's designated leader Kim Jong Un, of whom very little is known. He is untested, and North Korea watchers wonder whether he will be challenged by the military or others in the leadership elite. Similar questions were raised about his father when he took over following the death of Kim Il Sung in 1994.

On the Radar: July 28, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

March 26, 2010

Weekly Show

The roundtable reports on historic healthcare legislation, the standoff between the U.S. and Israel over Jewish settlements, and a new nuclear arms reduction agreement with Russia.