| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON -- Key lawmakers said Sunday they expect to press forward with an Iran sanctions package that can be imposed quickly if the interim accord to freeze Tehran's nuclear program fails to lead to a long-term deal.
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.),...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the Air Force looked for ways to save money last year to deal with declining budgets, officials decided to halt work on a high-flying, long-endurance spy drone built in Palmdale by defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp.
At a cost of $35,000 per...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:24 PM
SEOUL — U.S. and South Korean officials said Thursday that they are closely watching North Korea after a research institute report indicating that the government in Pyongyang may be restarting a nuclear reactor.
Officials said that any move by...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 11:22 AM
JERUSALEM-- Israel has 80 nuclear warheads and the potential to double that number, according to a new report by U.S. experts.
In the Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories, recently published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, proliferation...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:42 PM
TEHRAN -- One day Facebook is a handy way for Iranian government ministers to confer with the people. The next day it can be denounced as "a Zionist tool."
As with its on-again, off-again claim to want better relations with the West, Iran's recent flip-...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:08 AM
JERUSALEM -- Although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israel's delegation to leave the room during this week's U.N. speech by Iran's president, he was listening and was not happy with what he heard.
"As expected, this was a cynical speech that...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's debut on the world stage this week got mixed reviews on both sides of the Atlantic but succeeded in bringing U.S. and Iranian officials together on the issue that most bitterly divides them: Tehran's nuclear ambitions....
| Mar 17, 2013
Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain that the invasion...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Southern California Edison wants you to feel (and help pay for) its pain in shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Judging by the letters we've received so far in reaction to Edison's full-page ad in Monday's Times saying as much,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:32 AM
It isn't just the U.S. government that's hinting at military action against Bashar Assad's government for its alleged use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians.
On Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the use of such...
| Aug 29, 2013
So the U.S. launches a military strike. Then what?
As the Obama administration and the U.S. military plot military action against Syria, they should be spending just as much time — and arguably more — considering what happens next. Once...