| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:13 PM
As warplanes from the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates pounded Islamic State fighters near the Syrian city of Kobani for a third day, the U.S.-led military campaign began running up against the limits of what air power can accomplish.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As “Homeland” begins its fourth season on Showtime, about six months have passed since Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) sadly drew a star on the memorial wall at CIA headquarters.
That gesture honored her disgraced lover/comrade Nicholas Brody...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
With his Ivy League pedigree and professorial air, Ashraf Ghani long seemed ill-suited to the rough-and-tumble politics of his native Afghanistan, especially after a quarter-century as an academic in the United States.
After a disastrous presidential...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In a nationally televised interview that aired Sunday, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke of his director of national intelligence, James Clapper, the way a manager at a fast-food joint would speak of a grill cook who just botched a burger.
"Our head of...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The FBI believes it has identified the masked Islamic State militant who appeared in the videotaped beheadings of two American journalists, bureau Director James B. Comey told reporters Thursday.
The militant group sparked international outrage when...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Showtime Networks is betting that buzzing smartphones will help drive viewers to tune in to watch the next season of spy thriller "Homeland" -- as well as drive downloads of its mobile-video app.
In a new promo, the premium cabler has launched what it...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The U.S. and Philippine governments have worked out a new defense cooperation agreement that opens the way for the first large-scale return of American military forces to the island nation since their eviction in the early 1990s, according to the White...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Ruling out a "no-spy agreement" with any country, President Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States had not reached a deal with Germany to limit U.S. surveillance on its territory.
The U.S. and Germany have been negotiating over mutual rules...
| May 3, 2014
| 7:28 PM
They live on West Coast time, home school their two sons on lengthy Skype sessions and record themselves reading books so their children can remember their voices.
Forced to remain in Qatar while they fight prison sentences for the death of their...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 4:08 PM
As Russia's actions in Ukraine rattle its neighbors, the Maryland National Guard is affirming its decades-long partnership with Estonia.
Maryland has helped to train Estonian troops since shortly after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Now it's...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:02 PM
The way a country winds down a war in a faraway place and stands with those who risked their own safety to help in the fight sends a message to the world that is not soon forgotten.
As President Obama announced last week, the U.S. will withdraw all...