Security

 

Obama to send 1,200 National Guardsmen to U.S.-Mexico border

The Obama administration will send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to stop illegal immigration and narcotics smuggling.

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Naomi Campbell embroiled in Liberian blood diamond case

Prosecutors say former Liberian president Charles Taylor gave the supermodel a blood diamond. Plus, five things you need to know to avoid buying one yourself.

South Korea says North will ‘pay a price’ for torpedo attack

South Korea bans trade and sea access, prepares military defense with U.S. support.

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Proof of Israel’s nuclear program may spark conflict at summit

Newly declassified documents may well prove what most observers and international officials have suspected for some time: that Israel possesses nuclear weapons.

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  The trouble in Juarez

Mexico has been mired in a bloody conflict with drug cartels. Need to Know traveled to the border to speak with Mexicans affected by the violence.

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One Jerusalem, or two?

As indirect peace talks begin, Israeli leaders are insisting that Jerusalem remain “unified.” But a new report suggests the city is anything but.

Spy chief resigns, highlighting agency dysfunction

Spy chief Dennis Blair’s resignation reflects lost confidence in his ability to coordinate the 16 intelligence agencies he oversees.

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Sanctions for Iran, but at what cost?

New sanctions may prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb. But the deal could hurt broader efforts to control the spread of nuclear weapons around the world.

Calderon talks immigration, gun control in visit to U.S.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon urged lawmakers to take action on two issues at the heart of domestic politics in the United States: immigration and gun control.