| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:55 PM
WASHINGTON -- White House officials convened a briefing on Syria for congressional leaders Thursday evening, as lawmakers from both parties continued to express skepticism about taking military action without congressional authorization.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:20 PM
WASHINGTON -- Some members of Congress renewed calls Wednesday for the Obama administration to intervene more decisively in the Syrian war after allegations of a deadly chemical weapons attack, even as Pentagon officials continued to caution against...
| Aug 26, 2013
The specter of economic doomsday makes war between China and the United States as unthinkable as fear of nuclear doomsday made Soviet-U.S. war. Or does it? In fact, Chinese and American military planners are thinking in exquisite detail, as they are...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:26 AM
WASHINGTON — Same-sex military couples will qualify for full benefits, including government-provided healthcare and housing allowances, as long as they are legally married, under new rules announced by the Pentagon.
The requirement for same-sex...
| Jul 28, 2013
"This is a great time to be a white-collar criminal."
An assistant U.S. attorney I know startled me with this remark in 2002. The bulk of her FBI investigators, she explained, had been pulled off to work on terrorism, which left traditional crime...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:40 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration’s unprecedented decision to close more than 20 U.S. embassies and consulates in response to intelligence information suggesting an Al Qaeda plot to attack Western interests received praise Sunday from senior...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON -- Britain announced Friday that it will close its embassy in Yemen this weekend, a move that suggests London may believe a terrorist threat causing concern in Washington emanates from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group’s Yemen-...
| Feb 20, 2013
Last August, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then-CIA Director David H. Petraeus proposed that the United States change its policy and send weapons and other aid to the rebels fighting the Syrian government. Defense Secretary Leon E....
| Mar 23, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Dog-tired, Capt. Abe Baum was snoozing on the hood of a military vehicle when he was shaken awake and summoned to a superior's tent. With worry on their faces, his unit's top officers were clustered around Gen. George S. Patton Jr., who had just issued...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When Hillary Clinton went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Republicans opened their bags of overly ripe conspiracy theories and moldering fruitcake ideas and tossed everything at her. Every shot missed.
Republican senators and congressmen on the foreign...
| May 27, 2013
| 3:49 PM
President Obama hailed the nation's fallen service members in a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, in which he noted that the war in Afghanistan was winding down but not over.
"Fewer Americans are making the ultimate...