| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:30 AM
I normally agree with op-ed contributor Tom Schaller's views, but his recent column on Susan Rice and the Benghazi affair was an exception ("GOP right to seek answers on Benghazi," Nov. 28).
My concern is with the inadequate security afforded to the...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Whether the House investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is a political witch hunt aimed at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her possible run for president in 2016, as Democrats allege, or a principled...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference -- at this point, what difference does it make?"
That was how then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton famously...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
The Benghazi hearings may be a political play by the GOP but no more so than the blockage of information by the Obama administration in September and October right before the election ("Benghazi deserves real review," May 10).
I have yet to see any...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:45 AM
I grew up in a Democratic home. My Dad was always very aware of what was happening in government. We have copies of letters Dad wrote to the politicians of his day and the responses he received. Dad kept a chart on the fridge of all the local, state and...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 8:15 AM
President Barack Obama just continues to avoid questions on requests that were made for help in the Libya attacks on our consulate and the killing of our ambassador and three other brave Americans.
President Obama did not give a yes or no answer last...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Anne Smedinghoff wanted to help the people of Afghanistan, those who knew her say. The 25-year-old Johns Hopkins University graduate was attempting to deliver textbooks to school children there when she and four other Americans were killed in a car bomb...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:17 AM
—A lazy Sunday morning. Arising later than usual. A long week of work in the books, a promising week ahead. Now living in Armenia, I correspond regularly with colleagues, friends and family back home in the States. Birds chirp as I check some emails...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 8:13 AM
In greeting new Secretary of State John Kerry, members of the Foreign Service were welcoming one of their own.
They hope his arrival at Foggy Bottom will mark new understanding of — and support for — the work they do around the world....
| Jan 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When Hillary Clinton went to Capitol Hill last week, Republicans opened their bags of overly ripe conspiracy theories and moldering fruitcake ideas and tossed everything at her. Every shot missed.
Republican senators and congressmen on the foreign...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 1:47 PM
The attack on the American consulate in Libya that left four dead, including our ambassador to that country, Chris Stevens, is outrageous and deplorable. The senseless loss of life there should be a cause of mourning for Americans, not a flash point in...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 4:00 AM
I was not aware of a film insulting to Islam until American embassies were attacked in Libya and Egypt. Thus, Muslim extremists managed, through the expedient of riot and rampage, to bring attention to the very thing they loathe, a thing which, but for...