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  • Pakistani doctor caught between counterterrorism and treason

     
    The treason conviction and 33-year prison sentence given the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Osama bin Laden last year has outraged U.S. leaders who see Shakeel Afridi as a hero in their campaign against terrorism. A Senate panel voted to slash...
  • The budget outlook — and all the Magoos

     
    This week the Congressional Budget Office projected that the nation's public debt, under the most realistic scenario, is on track to swell from 73 percent of the nation's gross domestic product now to 200 percent by 2037. Keep in mind it was at 40 percent...
  • No military action in Syria without U.N., Leon Panetta says

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said that the U.S. should not take military action in Syria without authorization by the United Nations, a position seemingly at odds with that of another senior U.S. official who said the diplomatic channel has reached...
  • Pentagon seeks return to long-abandoned military port in Vietnam

     
    The Pentagon is seeking a return to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, a sheltered anchorage off the strategically-important South China Sea....
  • Shots fired, U.S. embassies stormed in furious protest over film

     
    Furious protests exploded around the world Friday as outraged demonstrators from Bangladesh to Sudan condemned an amateurish movie that mocked the Islamic prophet as a bloodthirsty womanizer and child molester. One person was killed after Lebanese...
  • U.S. escalates clandestine war in Yemen

     
    In an escalation of America’s clandestine war in Yemen, a small contingent of U.S. troops is providing targeting data for Yemeni airstrikes as government forces battle to dislodge Al Qaeda militants and other insurgents in the country’s...
  • Documents provide new insight into Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden movie

     
    The release of government documents has fanned a simmering controversy in Washington over how much access the White House, the CIA and the Pentagon granted director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal for their upcoming movie on the hunt for...
  • Chinese to Panetta: focus on diplomacy, not military might

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta came here hoping to allay Chinese concerns that U.S. is pursuing a new military containment strategy aimed at Asia’s biggest power, but he failed to fully convince the leaders in Beijing....
  • Boeing space plane returns to Earth after mysterious year-long mission

    Boeing space plane returns to Earth after mysterious year-long mission
    After orbiting the Earth for more than 14 months on a top-secret mission, an experimental space drone landed Saturday on an airstrip at Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Santa Barbara. Air Force officials offered few details about the mission,...
  • Marines to be Court-Martialed Over Urinating on Corpses Video

    Marines to be Court-Martialed Over Urinating on Corpses Video
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two U.S. Marines will be court martialed over their alleged involvement in a video showing troops urinating on dead Taliban fighters and posing for pictures with casualties. The Marine Corps announced the criminal charges Monday...
  • 3 Secret Service Agents Refuse Polygraph in Prostitution Scandal

    3 Secret Service Agents Refuse Polygraph in Prostitution Scandal
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Three of the 12 Secret Service agents involved in the Colombia prostitution scandal refused to cooperate with authorities and submit to a polygraph test, according to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-New York....