| Dec 8, 2013
Has John F. Kerry turned into the unexpected star of President Obama's second term?
He was Obama's second choice as secretary of State (after Susan Rice). He's the same windy, stiff Bostonian who ran unsuccessfully for president a decade ago. And he's...
| Oct 30, 2013
Two years ago, when the Arab Spring was in bloom, President Obama declared that promoting democracy in the Middle East would be "a top priority" for the United States. "We know that our own future is bound to this region by the forces of economics and...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:41 AM
EDGARTOWN, Mass. -- The U.S. “strongly condemns” the violent clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters and repeats its call for the interim government in Cairo to use restraint, the White House said Wednesday.
But White House...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON – A day before the United States and allies are to reopen talks on Iran’s disputed nuclear program, President Obama asked Senate leaders Tuesday to hold off on imposing new sanctions on the Islamic Republic to give the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:46 PM
With the clock ticking down to an end-of-year deadline for a U.S.-Afghan security agreement, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Monday failed to persuade recalcitrant Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign the pact, according to Afghan and U.S....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:45 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials seeking to close a deal by year's end on the future of American troops in Afghanistan are exploring ways to bypass the country's mercurial president, Hamid Karzai, who negotiated the agreement but now refuses to sign it....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- General Douglas MacArthur, in being relieved of his command by President Harry Truman in the Korean War, famously declared that "old soldiers never die, they just fade away." The last part of that has most often applied as well to defeated...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:28 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — In his first public remarks in the weeklong standoff between the United States and Afghanistan over a post-2014 security agreement, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan James B. Cunningham challenged President Hamid Karzai to end...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 4:37 PM
HONOLULU – President Obama warned Saturday that using military force to gain power in South Sudan could cost the country international support.
Obama was reacting to reports that four U.S. service members were wounded when South Sudanese...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 8:58 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Sudanese militias fired on three U.S. military aircraft on a mission to evacuate American citizens Saturday, wounding four U.S. servicemen, according to military officials.
The planes were headed to Bor, the...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:12 PM
HONOLULU -- President Obama told congressional leaders Sunday that he was closely monitoring the unrest in South Sudan, after four U.S. service members were attacked near Bor, and said he “may take further action to support the security of U.S....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
More than a year after four Americans died in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the New York Times has published a story reporting 1) that it found “no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault&...