| May 7, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Israeli officials on Wednesday rejected espionage allegations reportedly made in American intelligence circles, the latest obstacle to Israel’s inclusion in the visa waiver program that would ease its citizens' travel to the U.S.
According to a...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Soon after a U.S. military drone killed about a dozen people on a remote road in central Yemen on Dec. 12, a disturbing narrative emerged.
Witnesses and tribal leaders said the four Hellfire missiles had hit a convoy headed to a wedding, and the...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:35 PM
There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:28 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan – Three American doctors were killed Thursday when an Afghan police officer opened fire inside one of Kabul’s leading hospitals in the latest deadly attack aimed at foreigners in Afghanistan.
The shooting occurred at...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:18 PM
The flight of foreign workers and diplomats from Libya accelerated Thursday, with thousands ordered home by their native countries as fighting consumed major cities and the Tripoli airport.
Clashes between Islamist gangs and fractured government...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 11:59 AM
The Iraqi military’s push to retake the flash-point city of Tikrit faltered Sunday in a sign of the difficulties facing government forces as they attempt to wrest control of key areas of the country back from a determined Sunni Muslim insurgency....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:46 PM
The Iraqi military faltered Sunday in its push to retake the tinderbox city of Tikrit from insurgents who declared that they had established a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the areas they control in Iraq and Syria.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:29 PM
An additional 200 U.S. troops have arrived in Iraq to provide security for U.S. personnel and property, further boosting the American contingent there, the Pentagon said Monday.
The troops, who arrived Sunday, are in addition to up to 300 special...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:37 PM
"We must resist our dreams of managing history."
—Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952)
When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years.
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The United States on Sunday condemned a militant group's claim of killing 1,700 Iraqi soldiers, a denouncement that came a short time after officials said they were boosting security at the embassy in Baghdad and relocating some staff.
The claim by...