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  • Panetta: U.S. at 'limit of our patience' with Pakistan

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, paying a brief visit to the Afghan capital, said Thursday the United States was reaching “the limit of our patience” with neighboring Pakistan’s sheltering of insurgents who cross the border to attack...
  • Panetta explains Pentagon's 'pivot' toward Asia

     
    As the U.S. seeks to reassert its role as a Pacific power after a decade of distant ground wars, the Obama administration has run into a problem: It’s hard to convince allies and rivals that the enhanced military commitment to Asia is sufficiently...
  • Congressman renews efforts for Medal of Honor for fallen Marine

     
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is renewing his efforts to have the Medal of Honor awarded to a Marine from San Diego killed in combat in Iraq. In 2008, then-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ruled the actions of Sgt. Rafael Peralta......
  • U.S. officials frustrated as Pakistan still blocking supply routes

     
    Obama administration officials are showing growing frustration at Pakistan’s refusal to reopen ground routes used to move fuel and other war supplies into Afghanistan, a six-month standoff that the White House had hoped to resolve before the NATO...
  • McManus: Confronting Iran -- again

    McManus: Confronting Iran -- again
    Here's a prediction I don't think I'll have to apologize for at the end of the year: Some time in the coming months, probably this spring, there will be another crisis over Iran's nuclear program. It's become an annual event on the diplomatic calendar:...
  • Maria Shriver, Michael Lewis on ‘Meet the Press’; Douglas Brinkley on ‘Face the Nation’

     
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talks to ABC's "This Week." The program starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. The panel will be George Will; former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; Ron Brownstein of National Journal; Liz Claman of Fox Business Network;...
  • McManus: A team of rivals on Syria

    Last August, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then-CIA Director David H. Petraeus proposed that the United States change its policy and send weapons and other aid to the rebels fighting the Syrian government. Defense Secretary Leon E....
  • Goldberg: Benghazi -- no mere 'October surprise'

    If you want to understand why conservatives have lost faith in the so-called mainstream media, you need to ponder the question: Where is the Benghazi feeding frenzy? Unlike some of my colleagues on the right, I don't think there's a conspiracy at work....
  • Goldberg: Soldier girl blues

    Goldberg: Soldier girl blues
    What if, during the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney had accused President Obama of wanting to let servicewomen serve in combat? After all, Obama had hinted as much in 2008. What would Obama's response have been? My hunch is that he would have accused...
  • Women in combat: Good move?

    Women in combat: Good move?
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced hat the Pentagon would lift its ban on women serving in front-line combat roles. The new policy, backed by President Obama, could open 230,000 positions to women and give them more opportunities to advance their...
  • GOP lawmaker concerned over strength of Taliban

     
    U.S. intelligence operatives in Afghanistan believe that the Taliban is stronger now than it was before President Obama deployed 30,000 more troops in 2010, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Friday after returning from a three-day...