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Were the Comanches stronger than the U.S. military in the early 19th century?

Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on June 27, 2016.

China Rules E-Sports

Recent tournament victories are changing norms in a country that views video game addiction as a disease.

Sacrificing a Queen for a Knight

Obama's Syria chemical weapons deal was not a proud moment.

The UAE Spends Big on Israeli Spyware to Listen In on a Dissident

In attacking the iPhone of human rights defender Ahmed Mansour, the Emirati government reportedly bought a rare, zero-day, Israeli exploit of Apple’s iOS.

Colombia’s War Just Ended. A New Wave of Violence Is Beginning.

As the country declares peace after five decades of war against the FARC, a scramble for territory and control over the drug trade is emboldening new, anarchic gangs.

When Donald Met Nigel …

Fear of immigrants. Demagoguery. Support from undereducated voters. A peek inside the budding bromance between Donald Trump and Nigel Farage.

Turkey Concedes: No Evidence Linking Gulen to Coup Sent to Washington

Turkey is conceding it has not sent any evidence to Washington linking Fethullah Gulen to the failed July 15 coup attempt, despite increasingly angry calls by Ankara for the United States to extradite the Pennsylvania-based cleric or suffer a severe downgrade in diplomatic relations.

Washington’s Tightrope Act in Syria

President Barack Obama's administration is trying to stay on the good side of both Turkey and Syria's Kurds, even as its two partners are increasingly at each others' throats.

Norwegian Politicians Are Obsessed with Pokemon Go

Instead of listening to hearings on defense policy or preparing for high-level meetings, some of Norway's top politicians are playing Pokémon Go.

Kenya’s Cheapskate Olympic Committee Strands its Team in Rio

The Kenyan Olympic Committee organized a disastrous appearance at the Rio games.

Watch: Iranian Attack-Boats Swarm U.S. Destroyer

Iran's swarming tactics can overcome the U.S. Navy's technological superiority.

The New Face of Chinese Nationalism

'Little pink' web users are jumping onto Twitter and Instagram to call out enemies of the state.

U.N. Claims Syrian Regime and Islamic State Used Chemical Weapons

For the first time, the U.N. formally blames Assad regime and Islamic State extremists for using poison gas in Syria.

The Winner in France’s Burkini Ban? Its Inventor.

The woman who copyrighted the burkini says profits have increased 200 percent in the wake of criticism.

Turkey Is Finally Bombing Syria, But It’s Not Hitting Who the U.S. Wants

Ankara has sent tanks and commandos across the border, but its primary focus isn't ISIS — it's the Kurds trying to seize territory along its border.

Zika Is Just the First Front in the 21st-Century Biowar

Why a new era of synthetic biology could make the dangers of the atomic age seem quaint.

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