| Mar 15, 2011
| 7:43 AM
Gen. David Petraeus will testify today before Congress on the war in Afghanistan, and he'll probably echo the cautious optimism recently voiced by Defense Secretary Robert Gates about how it is going. But it's hard to see how this war can end well from...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:00 AM
On March 25th, I returned with three other members of Congress from a six-day trip to Iraq and Afghanistan. I came away, as all do, tremendously impressed by the commitment of American soldiers and civilians to executing their mission. We were in...
| May 3, 2011
| 4:30 AM
God bless former President George W. Bush for putting General David Petraeus in charge, and God bless President Obama for being smart enough to keep him.
Even though after 10 years Osma bin Laden was old and dying from kidney damage, it is gratifying...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 2:48 PM
With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 7:50 AM
When has a network ever let anyone have two separate specials on the same night?
Now, and it's not just anyone: It's Barbara Walters.
Following her on-air Thanksgiving weekend visit with President and Mrs. Obama, much of ABC's evening is on the...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 1:20 PM
A former CIA officer is facing decades in prison after being charged Monday with disclosing classified information to journalists, the latest in an unprecedented Obama administration crackdown against national security leaks.
John Kiriakou, who made news...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 10:21 AM
The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee praised CIA Director David H. Petraeus at a public hearing Tuesday, and criticized a Los Angeles Times story that said the retired Army general was working to improve relations with some members of...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee took aim Thursday at an Obama administration plan to transfer five prisoners out of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay as part of a package of negotiations with the Taliban.
With four of the...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 5:00 AM
During the campaign summer of 2008, candidate Obama said of Afghanistan, "This is a war that we have to win." Yet now, although progress is being made the job is still very much unfinished, we find Obama as president extracting our resources from...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 4:09 PM
KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Forces in Afghanistan said on Sunday they have suspended training new recruits to the Afghan Local Police (ALP) amid a spike in the number of insider attacks which are damaging trust between Afghans and their allies.
The ALP is a...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:00 PM
American Military Command from World War II to Today
Thomas E. Ricks
Penguin Press: 556 pp., $32.95
Deep in his impressive, disturbing study of U.S. Army leadership, "The Generals: American...