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Mexico Now World's Deadliest Conflict Zone After Syria: Survey

Mexico has surpassed Iraq and Afghanistan to become the world’s second-most deadly conflict zone after Syria, according to a study of wars around the …

Middle East
North Africa

Mattis Under Pressure to Look into China's Backdoor Threat to National Security

A group of lawmakers has begun pressuring Defense Secretary James Mattis to look into whether China’s effort to acquire additional access to the …

James Mattis

The Pentagon just pulled the top secret clearance of a Trump White House aide

Adam S. Lovinger, a 12-year strategic affairs analyst with the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment (ONA), has been on loan to the NSC since January when he was picked for the position by then-National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn.<p>Lovinger was notified in a letter from the Pentagon on Monday …

National Security

A retired US Navy admiral explains what he learned from being fired early in his career

Admiral William McRaven, author of "Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life... And Maybe The World," explains what he learned after being fired early on in his career. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Very early on in my career I was fired from one of my jobs.</i><p><i>I was a — team</i> …