| Oct 30, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Michael Bay, the four-time "Transformers" helmer, has long been a purveyor of militaristic action draped in apolitical big-budget fantasy. For his next directorial project, however, Bay could be applying his flair for pyrotechnics to an overtly...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 10:48 AM
The accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2012, terror attacks in Libya that killed an American ambassador and three other U.S. personnel pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday to charges stemming from the incident.
Ahmed Abu Khatallah, 43, was...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is suspected of helping direct the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, was indicted Tuesday as the "leader of an extremist military group" who conspired to carry out the fiery ambush that killed...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, already sounding like announced presidential candidates, appeared before several thousand conservative activists in Dallas on Friday to attack President Obama and Hillary Clinton while laying out their...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:06 AM
From the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday: The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Nero fiddled while Rome burned. On Saturday, President Obama played golf while his foreign policy, and that of the nation he leads, was going up in smoke. Literally.
Saturday was the day the State Department ordered the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:11 PM
After two years of political warfare that turned even the word “Benghazi” into a partisan epithet, a special House committee held its first public hearing Wednesday with a surprise – a deliberate effort at being sober, even boring....
| Aug 7, 2013
Last year, in the heat of his campaign, President Obama boasted that he had put Al Qaeda "on the path to defeat." This year, with 19 U.S. consulates and embassies closed and the State Department issuing vague warnings against travel anywhere in the world,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:11 PM
WASHINGTON — The deadly 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was caused by the failure of the State Department to adequately protect the facility and poor intelligence-gathering by the CIA and other agencies, according to...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In less than a week, more than 2,000 prisoners, many of them Islamic militants trained by Al Qaeda, have been broken out of detention in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan in spectacularly violent raids.
The spree of suicide bombings and rocket fire that has...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:40 AM
WASHINGTON -- The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Friday because of an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist threat that had already prompted plans to close U.S. embassies in key Middle Eastern countries.
U.S. officials have noticed an increase...