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KABUL, Afghanistan — For more than a decade, the U.S. and the Taliban have met almost exclusively on the battlefield of America's longest war. In coming days, both sides said, they will sit down at a negotiating table to discuss ending the bloodshed...
McClatchy Foreign StaffAMMAN, Jordan The U.S. military began laying the groundwork to arm and support Syrian rebels more than a week ago, using a military exercise currently being held in Jordan as a cover for bringing in personnel and equipment. Despite official statements by...
Call Washington BureauPennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey renewed his call for U.S. intervention in Syria now that the White House has said decisively that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people. "The time for U.S. action is overdue," Casey...
A former Baltimore resident and Fells Point business owner, Avril D. Haines, has been named deputy director of the CIA -- the first woman to hold the second-highest position at the agency. Haines, 43, previously worked as a White House deputy...
McClatchy Washington BureauWASHINGTON Key senators on Thursday urged the Obama administration and U.S. retail companies to press for change in Bangladesh's apparel industry after an April building collapse killed more than 1,100 factory workers. At a hearing of the Senate...
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McClatchy Washington BureauWASHINGTON President Barack Obama's appointment Wednesday of two longtime loyalists to top national security positions is unlikely to result in major shifts in U.S. foreign policy, despite their records as advocates of military intervention to avert...
The civil war in Syria is heading in the wrong direction. In the last year, rebels had won control of big slices of territory, including much of the country's largest city, Aleppo. But those gains prompted a surge of military aid to Syrian President...
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration said Wednesday that it would add more sanctions on Iran in an effort to dissuade Tehran from continuing its nuclear program, but stopped short of backing tough new penalties that lawmakers are considering....
Cal ThomasIn his defense of President Obama, Press Secretary Jay Carney is beginning to sound a lot like Ronald Zeigler, Richard Nixon's spokesman. Carney only has to use the word "inoperative," as Ziegler did when incriminating evidence surfaced that proved his...
WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein made headlines recently by demanding a forceful U.S. response to Syria's use of chemical weapons against its population. Less noticed was that the California Democrat wasn't urging deeper military involvement...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Sen. Rand Paul sharply attacked former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, declaring that her actions in the months leading up to the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya last year were "inexcusable, it was a dereliction of...
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili visited Baltimore on Wednesday as part of a U.S. tour intended to build support for his country's bid to join NATO. Saakashvili visited the city to meet with Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat. He has also met with...
Tags: John Kerry, Mikheil Saakashvili, NATO
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