| Jul 13, 2013
| 4:39 AM
CAIRO -- Israeli officials were silent Saturday about growing reports that it was responsible for an airstrike July 5 that rocked the Syrian port city of Latakia.
If true, it would mark Israel’s fourth attack against Syrian weapons caches this...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:20 AM
JERUSALEM — Israel said Tuesday that it had tested a new version of its Sparrow target missile over the Mediterranean Sea, an unannounced launch that was immediately detected by Russia and quickly raised tensions in a region already on edge over a...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency once again missed hitting its desired target during flight test of an interceptor missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base, northwest of Santa Barbara.
The failure of the $214-million test Friday involved a ground-...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:44 AM
MOSCOW -- Russian officials responded coolly Wednesday to President Obama’s call for further reductions to the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals.
“We cannot allow the balance of the strategic deterrence system to be broken, or the...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:56 PM
WASHINGTON — White House officials refused to comment Friday on a Los Angeles Times report that CIA operatives and U.S. special operations troops have been secretly training Syrian rebels with anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons since late last...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:51 AM
BEIJING -- North Korea's latest missile launch comes after months of fiery rhetoric directed against South Korea, Japan and the United States, including threats of an imminent nuclear war.
The provocations eased with the conclusion of annual joint...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:22 AM
MOSCOW -- Russian officials on Friday defended the country’s weapons sales to Syria, saying the country is primarily providing defense systems that are in line with international treaties.
Responding to news reports that Russia has sent advanced...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:38 PM
What is the Strait of Hormuz and why are people worried about it? Iran has been threatening to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, a choke point between the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea. The waterway is bordered to the north by Iran, and its closure could...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The Pentagon is seeking a return to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, a sheltered anchorage off the strategically-important South China Sea....
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:40 PM
U.S. politics combined with diplomacy as Russian President Dmitry Medvedev took a swipe at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama pointed to an uncooperative Congress to explain why he was delaying negotiations with Russian...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta came here hoping to allay Chinese concerns that U.S. is pursuing a new military containment strategy aimed at Asia’s biggest power, but he failed to fully convince the leaders in Beijing....