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A Less Nimble America in the Arab World

Daniel Byman | Posted 01.08.2013 | World
Daniel Byman

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngOur diplomats are like our soldiers -- they are precious to us, but we must also recognize that if they cannot take risks they cannot do their jobs.

Looking Forward: Benghazi Blues, Climate Wake-Up Calls, and the Importance of Maps

William Bradley | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

In our increasingly goofy political and media culture, climate change was the big issue no one was talking about any more, even as it continued to grow in the real world. Then came the superstorm.

U.S. Officials Counter Reports About Benghazi Attacks

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 01.01.2013 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon provided more details Friday of the military response to the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as que...

Remembering Ambassador Christopher Stevens

Justice Paul H. Anderson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Justice Paul H. Anderson

Ambassador Christopher Stevens is an American hero and we must take special care not to tarnish his legacy.

Doubling Down on Diplomacy

Curtis S. Chin | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
Curtis S. Chin

As investigations continue into what really happened in Libya it will also be important that steps be taken to ensure that U.S. diplomacy efforts and our diplomats do not once again retreat behind ever higher embassy walls in the name of added security.

Janell Ross

John McCain Compares Libya Controversy To Watergate | Janell Ross | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R- Ariz.) on Sunday compared the growing debate over what the Obama administration knew about the crisis at the U.S. consulate in Be...

Witnesses Recount Organized Benghazi Attack

AP | PAUL SCHEMM and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 10.27.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- It began around nightfall on Sept. 11 with around 150 bearded gunmen, some wearing the Afghan-style tunics favored by Islamic milita...

"The '80s Are Calling... "

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It was interesting that virtually the entire foreign policy discussion focused on the Middle East, as if nothing else around the world matters. Not a peep about the European financial meltdown, for example, and how they'd help fix the collapsing economies of Spain, Greece and Italy. So who "won?"

The Last Debate -- Why Mitt Cannot Compete on Foreign Policy

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

Today's final presidential debate is bad news for Mitt. Rumor has it that it will dwell on foreign policy. That's hardly fair to a guy who has a pension for insulting even international friends.

Elise Foley

Dick Durbin: Darrell Issa Document Dump 'Unconscionable' | Elise Foley | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday attacked Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, for releasing sens...

On Libya Response, Obama Tells Jon Stewart: 'We Weren't Confused'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama rejected allegations of confusion within his administration following the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya while ...

Stay the Course in Diplomacy

Lt. General Donald L. Kerrick | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Lt. General Donald L. Kerrick

We must stay strong and resilient in our convictions as Americans always do, and stand our ground to promote our values and our national interests. That is how we can best honor the memory of those who gave their lives in Benghazi.

American Crossroads Attacks Obama Over Libya Response In New Web Video

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

American Crossroads, the conservative super PAC backed by Karl Rove, released a new web video Thursday targeting President Barack Obama for his admini...

Obama Takes Debate 2: So What Happens Next?

William Bradley | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Now that the somnambulant debater of Denver has awakened, if Obama supporters want something else to fear, billionaires who want a Wall Street engineer in office, or advocates of the old energy economy of fossil fuels, are definitely that.

John Christopher Stevens, 1960-2012: A Northern California Hero

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 12.17.2012 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

As a Northern Californian myself for 50 years, I affirm that John Christopher Stevens was a distinct kind of hero, a special personality for Northern Californians as well as other Americans, Libyans and, in Mayor Lee's phrase, "citizens of the world."

Hundreds Honor Slain Libyan Ambassador At City Hall

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.17.2012 | San Francisco

Hundreds of mourners, including family, friends and international dignitaries, gathered in the rotunda at San Francisco's City Hall Tuesday afternoon ...

Benghazi and Republican Hypocrisy

James Heffernan | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
James Heffernan

In the wake of what is now considered a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, a strike that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on the fateful day of September 11, the Republicans smell blood in the water. Political blood.

Turning Tragedy Into Talking Points

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Democrats in Congress in 2001 stuck to the best American tradition--when tragedy strikes do not attack the other party. Congressman Issa and his friends have ignored that tradition, and are trying to turn Ambassador Stevens' death into an election talking point.

Michael Calderone

Questions Continue Over Early Libya Reporting | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.15.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Sept. 12, Reuters reported that there were protesters present when the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked and described the assail...

Michael Calderone

NY Times Stands By Early Libya Reporting | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.15.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday night, State Department officials said they never concluded there were protests leading up to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. c...

Ambassador's Father: It Would Be 'Abhorrent' To Politicize Son's Death

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

The father of Christopher Stephens, the United States ambassador who was killed in the attack in Libya last month, said Saturday that it would be "abh...

Ian Gray

Gay GOP Group Publishes Gruesome Ad | Ian Gray | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

A Republican gay rights group in Florida put out a graphic ad this week that includes what it claims is a photo of the lifeless body of Ambassador Chr...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitt Romney Hits Back At Obama Campaign Over Libya: 'This Is A Serious Issue' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney assailed President Barack Obama and his reelection campaign Thursday for failing to r...

Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Military Force

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Strength and power are "hawkish" words -- kind of like shock and awe. Words don't necessarily get you into conflict but the attitudes behind them can.

Obama Campaign Attacks Romney On Libya, Overseas Gaffes, Ahead Of Foreign Policy Speech

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign issued a new attack on what it calls Mitt Romney's "failures on foreign policy" on Monday, the same day t...