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  • US shouldn’t divulge IS combat plans: Saudi prince Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:42 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    Saudi Arabia's ex-head of intelligence has criticized U.S. anti-terrorism tactics, saying Obama was wrong to rule out troops in Syria and Iraq.

  • Remembering the Sept. 11 attacks   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Remembering the Sept. 11 attacks

    Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the nation pauses to reflect on the nearly 3,000 people killed in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93.

  • Geopolitical risks weigh on markets   Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 7:35 AM ET
    Geopolitical risks weigh on markets

    Kevin Book, Clearview Partners, and Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management, share their outlook on oil prices and the currency markets amid growing global risk.

  • Oil companies evacuate Iraq workers   Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 7:32 AM ET
    Oil companies evacuate Iraq workers

    Major oil companies are pulling non-essential staff members out of the Middle East, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Iraq is aflame, oil prices aren't—not yet anyway Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    One would think Iraq's instability would prompt a price spike. Instead, ​they're about where they were a year ago.

  • US right to send help to Iraqis: UK's Tony Blair

    Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair tells NBC that the U.S. was right to send troops to Iraq but extremism in the Middle East is a "long-term" problem.

  • Without Iraq oil, we could see $200 crude: Pickens Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    T. Boone Pickens

    Take Iraq's oil out of the marketplace, and crude prices will go way higher than they are now, T. Boone Pickens told CNBC on Friday.

  • Former envoy says airstrikes needed on Iraqi rebels Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 6:06 PM ET
    An armored vehicle belonging to Iraqi security forces is in  flames after hundreds of militants launched a major assault.

    James Jeffrey, the former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, said the U.S. needs to deploy air power to stop the escalating violence in Iraq.

  • CIA spying on Senate leaders?   Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    CIA spying on Senate leaders?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on accusations by Senate leaders of the CIA hacking into Senate computers during the Iraq war.

  • Syria Has a Driver's Seat, and the US Isn't In It Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:45 PM ET
    Protestors wave Free Syria's flags and chant slogans during a demonstration.

    There is no favorable outcome in Syria at this point—only the least unfavorable—and even that will not likely be dictated by Washington.

  • Iraq: 10 Years On   Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 8:21 PM ET
    Iraq: 10 Years On

    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.

  • John Brennan

    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.

  • Most Expensive Military Programs Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:31 PM ET
    Most Expensive Military Programs

    Read ahead to see the most expensive U.S. military programs currently under way.

  • US Navy Seals Playing Games?   Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
    US Navy Seals Playing Games?

    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.

  • Financial Titans Make Push to Hire War Vets Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:31 PM ET
    Veterans Michael Futch (R) and Logan Remillard (L) register for the 'Hiring Our Heroes' job fair November 4, 2011 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.

    With a job fair on Wall Street, America’s financial titans are making a major push to find fresh talent among returning war veterans.

  • President Obama Visits Afghanistan   Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 3:00 PM ET
    President Obama Visits Afghanistan

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's visit to Afghanistan on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.

  • From War to Wall Street Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:48 PM ET
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    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.

  • GI Bill Benefit Cut Tied to Jump in Veteran Employment? Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 2:29 PM ET
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    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.

  • Immelt: Why GE Believes in Hiring Our Heroes Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 3:06 PM ET
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    "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.

  • The $40 Billion Iraqi Money Trail Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 4:20 PM ET
    It has been called the largest airborne transfer of currency in the history of the world. But finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time. Beginning in the very earliest days of the war in Iraq, the New York Federal Reserve shipped billions of dollars in physical cash to Baghdad to pay for the reopening of the government and restoration of basic services. By one account, the New York Fed shipped about $40 billion in cash betwe

    Finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time.