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Intelligence Chief Puts New Spin On Claims Of Slanted ISIS Reports

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In little noticed remarks Tuesday morning, the nation's top intelligence official appeared to spread the blame in the unfoldi...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Pentagon Struggles To Downplay Disclosure Of ISIS War Plan | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It could hardly have been a more perfect storm, and it was all because of a single question in a routine briefing. On Feb. 19, U.S. C...

CENTCOM Twitter Account Hacked By Individuals Claiming To Be Part Of ISIS

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

The Twitter account for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) was hacked on Monday by individuals claiming to be part of the Islamic State, the militant grou...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Turkey, Reluctant Partner In Obama's ISIS Strategy, Frustrates U.S. Officials | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Turkey, with its resources, geographic position and potential regional sway, is uniquely suited to be the West's key partner against the...

Report Shows Taliban Attack Could Have Been Prevented

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. commanders at a base in Afghanistan where two Marines were killed in a surprise insurgent attack last year had ...

Iran Sanctions Not Working, Top U.S. Commander Says

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.05.2013 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration program of sanctions and diplomatic efforts to stop Iran from gaining nuclear capabilities is not working...

Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf Dies At 78

AP | MITCH STACY and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn't care much for his popular "Stormin' Norman" nickname. The seemingly no-nonsens...

U.S. Suspects NATO Forces Were Lured Into Deadly Pakistan Raid

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration scrambled diplomatically Tuesday to repair the damage caused by a NATO air assault that killed 24 Pakistan...

Rocket-Propelled Grenade Downed Chinook, Report Says

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. military investigators have concluded that the Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 30 U.S. troops in A...

James Mattis Picked To Replace David Petraeus At U.S. Central Command

AP | ANNE GEARAN and ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis has been picked to take over U.S. Central Command, the Pentagon announced on Thursday. Mattis would...

Surge in Pakistan Violence: U.S. Central Command Warns Patrick Cronin to Stay Home

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

U.S. intelligence fears an uptick in suicide bombings over the next week directly targeting hotels and high population centers where foreigners populate. The fact is that it easier today to visit Baghdad than Pakistan.