There is no favorable outcome in Syria at this point—only the least unfavorable—and even that will not likely be dictated by Washington.
A decade has passed since the U.S. invaded Iraq in pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. CNBC goes over some of the memorable sights and sounds from that conflict.
While in the private sector John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to be director of the CIA, was working for a corporate parent that was looking business from Chinese companies while it labored on sensitive US security operations.
Read ahead to see the most expensive U.S. military programs currently under way.
EA Games paid the Navy Seals to disclose classified materials and use unauthorized equipment to their newly released game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter." Brad Thor, author of "Foreign Influence,"discusses.
With a job fair on Wall Street, America’s financial titans are making a major push to find fresh talent among returning war veterans.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's visit to Afghanistan on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Although there are no shortages of veteran hiring initiatives on Wall Street, very few banks have hiring programs specifically for combat veterans. Despite all the hype, vets still have to apply online like everyone else and compete against other civilian job seekers, who typically have more relevant industry experience than they do.
After charting five consecutive years of steady growth in the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported a sharp five-percentage point decline in January and February of this year, bringing the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans below that of the general population for the first time since 2008.
NBC's Tom Brokaw has the story on millions of veterans coming home and the obligation the U.S. has to reintegrate soldiers into a civil society.
"Veterans have led in the field; they can lead in a factory or research facility. Veterans believe in getting the job done and doing it in the right way," writes GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt.
In the earliest days of the war in Iraq, the New York Fed shipped billions of dollars in physical cash to Baghdad. The money came from Saddam Hussein's frozen assets and was meant to help restart the government and restore basic services. Much of it may have been used for that purpose, but hundreds of millions and maybe billions of dollars went missing. As investigators rush to determine what happened to it, CNBC tracked down the last American official responsible for delivering the cash before it disappeared inside the vaults of the Central Bank of Iraq.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports billions of dollars in cash, sent to Iraq from the New York Fed, are missing, and follows the money trail.
Finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time.
It has been called the largest airborne transfer of currency in the history of the world. But finding out what happened to the billions of dollars the New York Fed sent to Iraq has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time. Eamon Javers investigates.
A look inside one of the convoys in Iraq.
The President has made it official, U.S. troops will be home from Iraq by the end of the year. CNBC's John Harwood has the detail.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow and former Vice President Dick Cheney discuss Cheney's new book, "In My Time."
The thought of investing in Iraq may make some investors cringe, but others argue the situation is changing on the ground. Given the euro zone debt jitters, a weaker outlook for the US economy and fears of some emerging markets overheating, it may be worth a consideration.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the government is trying to figure out how much money was actually sent to Iraq and how much was stolen.