| 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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may eventually be discovered, but there is something else that has been missing for much longer and its "disappearance" has far greater implications for America. It is our foreign policy. Can anyone say what...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 3:52 PM
CAIRO — Did a charismatic Libyan rebel chieftain with big ambitions overreach?
Trying to put a $36-million cargo of crude oil on the black market was an extraordinarily bold move by Ibrahim Jathran, a militia commander whose fighters played a role...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month.
Their mission: train Tunisian troops in...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 10:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Sunday defended controversial statements she made during a round of 2012 TV appearances about the attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, saying there was never an attempt to mislead the public.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:35 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. was "woefully vulnerable" prior to the deadly 2012 attack by militants, according to a report by House Republicans on the incident that blames the Obama administration for failing to beef up...
| Feb 2, 2014
I probably deserve a big moutza from readers for not telling you about my Russia plans for this coming week.
Soon I'll be leaving soon for the Sochi Olympics and plan on subsisting on a diet of pickled garlic and vodka through the coming days.
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:11 PM
WASHINGTON — The deadly 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was caused by the failure of the State Department to adequately protect the facility and poor intelligence-gathering by the CIA and other agencies, according to...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
When anything bipartisan comes out of a polarized Washington, one should be grateful. That's why a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The Senate Intelligence Committee made headlines last week by reporting that the 2012 attack in Benghazi was preventable. But frankly, we knew that. The deeper message of the bipartisan report was that Republicans in Congress wasted a year arguing about...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:21 PM
One reason “Captain Phillips” was such a satisfying movie was because it showed how the U.S. deploys its vast military might in the service of one puny life. There was something incredibly stirring about watching a Navy flotilla slice...