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  • U.S. escalates clandestine war in Yemen

     
    In an escalation of America’s clandestine war in Yemen, a small contingent of U.S. troops is providing targeting data for Yemeni airstrikes as government forces battle to dislodge Al Qaeda militants and other insurgents in the country’s...
  • Bin Laden ordered squads to try to attack Obama's aircraft

     
    WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden ordered terrorist teams in mid-2010 to blow up the planes of President Obama and Gen. David H. Petraeus, then commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, when they visited Afghanistan or Pakistan, according to a declassified...
  • Petraeus offers apology for scandal during speech at USC

     Petraeus offers apology for scandal during speech at USC
    Signaling a desire to return to public life, retired Gen. David H. Petraeus offered an apology Tuesday for the scandal that led to his resignation as director of the CIA and brought an illustrious career to an abrupt end. Petraeus has kept a low...
  • Army leaders are reviewed in 'The Generals'

    Army leaders are reviewed in 'The Generals'
    -------------------- The Generals American Military Command from World War II to Today Thomas E. Ricks Penguin Press: 556 pp., $32.95 -------------------- Deep in his impressive, disturbing study of U.S. Army leadership, "The Generals: American...
  • Titillation of Petraeus affair comes at a high cost for America

    Titillation of Petraeus affair comes at a high cost for America
    Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was lucky there was no such thing as email during the Second World War. His romantic relationship with his lovely Irish driver, Kay Summersby, did not come to light for decades and did not keep him from leading the D-Day...
  • The Petraeus affair: unscripted and simply scandalous

    The Petraeus affair: unscripted and simply scandalous
    It's "Homeland" meets "The Real Housewives" — and it's hands down the best serialized show on TV. It's "Dallas" in military drag, in which a ridiculously retro social order (who knew that "socialites" and "hostesses" even existed anymore, never...
  • Former CIA officer charged with leaking classified information

    Former CIA officer charged with leaking classified information
    A former CIA officer is facing decades in prison after being charged Monday with disclosing classified information to journalists, the latest in an unprecedented Obama administration crackdown against national security leaks. John Kiriakou, who made news...
  • Lawmakers praise Petraeus, downplay reported tension

    Lawmakers praise Petraeus, downplay reported tension
    The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee praised CIA Director David H. Petraeus at a public hearing Tuesday, and criticized a Los Angeles Times story that said the retired Army general was working to improve relations with some members of...
  • Intel panel chair: 'Dangerous line' crossed in talks with Taliban

    Intel panel chair: 'Dangerous line' crossed in talks with Taliban
    The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee took aim Thursday at an Obama administration plan to transfer five prisoners out of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay as part of a package of negotiations with the Taliban. With four of the...
  • Obama urges Florida pastor to drop plan to burn Koran on 9/11 anniversary

    Obama urges Florida pastor to drop plan to burn Koran on 9/11 anniversary
    President Obama on Thursday joined the growing chorus of top U.S. officials calling on a Florida pastor to abandon his plans to stage a Koran burning on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "This is a recruitment bonanza for Al Qaeda," Obama...
  • Hubert Humphrey III to head new consumer office for seniors

     
    Hubert Humphrey III: The Obama administration has chosen former Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III to head a new office on older Americans at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....