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  • Obama to send up to 300 advisors to 'train, advise and support' Iraq

    Obama to send up to 300 advisors to 'train, advise and support' Iraq
    President Obama said Thursday that he is prepared to send up to 300 U.S. military advisors to Iraq to help government security forces fend off the Islamic militants who have seized up to a third of the country. Speaking to the nation, Obama said the U....
  • Obama and Iraq: Too-little, too-late

    Obama and Iraq: Too-little, too-late
    George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country...
  • Robert Ames and the CIA's history of back-channel talks with 'the bad guys'

     Robert Ames and the CIA's history of back-channel talks with 'the bad guys'
    When reports surfaced in Washington this month that the Obama administration has been holding secret back-channel talks with Hamas over the last six months, the denials came swiftly. "These assertions are completely untrue," proclaimed State Department...
  • 'The Americans:' Matthew Rhys kicks butt as a secret agent man

    'The Americans:' Matthew Rhys kicks butt as a secret agent man
    Matthew Rhys was slightly hesitant to play a Soviet spy working undercover in the U.S. on FX's "The Americans." "I'm not the big, macho, butt-kicking person," the Welsh actor said, "but I think as a cover we work well in that we blend into Americana...
  • Ambassador Locke reflects on time in China as he heads for the exit

    Ambassador Locke reflects on time in China as he heads for the exit
    BEIJING -- As the United States' first Chinese American ambassador to China, Gary Locke made an impression on many ordinary people here with his down-to-earth ways – carrying his own backpack, paying for his Starbucks with a coupon and flying...
  • The dawn of Cold War II

     The dawn of Cold War II
    Here's a chilly thought: We are seeing the dawn of a second Cold War between Russia and the West. But this one should be easier to manage than the first was. The headlines over the last week have echoed the bad old days of the 20th century: Russian...
  • Missing Shirley Temple [Commentary]

    Missing Shirley Temple [Commentary]
    The death of Shirley Temple has me thinking of the years nipping at my heels. She and I were — almost — precise contemporaries. Shirley was born on April 23, 1928, in Santa Monica, Calif. and I came along just two days later in faraway...
  • U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan

    U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is making contingency plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone missile attacks in northwest Pakistan in case the White House is forced to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan at the end of...
  • Venezuela braces for protest led by fugitive; U.S. diplomats expelled

    CARACAS, Venezuela — An opposition leader being hunted by authorities on homicide charges announced plans to lead a protest march Tuesday and then turn himself in to police. Leopoldo Lopez, a former Caracas borough mayor, denies the criminal...
  • Suicide bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan; 2 contractors killed

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two civilians working for the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan were killed Monday in a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy in eastern Kabul, officials said. An official at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, near the site of the...
  • Egypt detains U.S. Embassy employee

    CAIRO -- An Egyptian employee of the U.S. Embassy has been detained by police since Jan. 25, an embassy spokesman said Wednesday. The jailed staffer was identified as Ahmed Eleiba. Associates said his work involved monitoring developments concerning...