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America's Never-Ending Wars in the Middle East

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Parvez Ahmed

U.S. efforts to combat al-Qaeda have not diminished the threat from terrorism. Osama bin Laden's absence has not defeated terrorism. It has created a power vacuum that has been filled by groups more radicalized and more ruthless than al-Qaeda. America keeps playing the terrorist Whac-a-Mole. There is no grand strategy, only arbitrary lurches from crisis to crisis.

Top Officials Testifying At Issa Benghazi Hearing

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The leaders of an independent review board that investigated last year's deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi,...

For-Profit College Trade Group: Protectors of Bad Behavior

David Halperin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
David Halperin

A trade association of for-profits college could work to advantage those honest member schools who actually are helping students to learn and train for careers. But APSCU, instead, appears to subscribe to the quick buck ethos of its biggest, wealthiest, most powerful members.

Benghazi Review Board Heads Ready To Testify

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leaders of the panel that independently reviewed last year's deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, said T...

Clinton Role In 'Failure' Comes Under Scrutiny

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans pushed ahead Monday with their investigation of the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Li...

Benghazi Review Chairman: Hillary Clinton Didn't Make The Call

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The seasoned diplomat who penned a highly critical report on security at a U.S. outpost in Be...

Mitch Daniels & Mike Mullen Should Tell For-Profit Colleges Hard Truths, or Else Stay Home

David Halperin | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
David Halperin

Daniels should tell the APSCU members that they should curb their arrogant lobbying campaign, improve their programs, and halt their misconduct.

Benghazi Report Finds Systematic State Department Failures

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 02.17.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — An independent panel charged with investigating the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other A...

Former Joint Chiefs Chairman: 'We've Got 18 Vets A Day Who Are Killing Themselves'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival this weekend, giving a candid assessment of the growing p...

WATCH: Killing Bin Laden Was The 'Most Important' Day Of My Presidency

Posted 05.03.2012 | Media

A year after the killing of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama reflected on the decision he made to carry out the deadly raid. In an interview...

Who's On The Naughty List?

Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

It's been a tumultuous year in the political world. Congress became more unpopular than ever, the Occupy movement captured the hearts and minds of man...

Obama Speaks At Mullen Retirement Ceremony

Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) — President Barack Obama is speaking Friday morning at the swearing-in of the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs o...

Pakistan And U.S. Set To Clash?

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — U.S. accusations that Pakistan is supporting Afghan insurgents have triggered a nationalist backlash and whipped up media fears of a...

Pakistani Intelligence Service Reportedly Tied To Attack On U.S.Embassy

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's army chief dismissed U.S. allegations that his spy agency had helped Afghan militants attack the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, s...

Military Launches Probe Into Afghanistan Helicopter Crash That Killed 30 U.S. Troops

AP | PAULINE JELINEK and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The military has opened an investigation into Saturday's devastating helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan that killed 30 U.S. tr...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Shakes Hands With Troops

Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact

Comedian Jon Stewart, former NBA star Karl Malone, illusionist David Blaine and Admiral Mike Mullen met with troops during a three-country USO tour. ...

Joint Chiefs Chairman: 'I Don't Know' Whether Troops Will Get Paid

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan -- A half a world away from the Capitol Hill deadlock, the economy and debt crisis are weighing heavily on U.S. troops i...

North Korea Threat 'Remains Very Real,' Says U.S. Officer

AP | By SAM KIM | Posted 09.13.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea could see more North Korean provocations as Pyongyang works to strengthen leader Kim Jong Il's successor, the top U....

Mullen: Pakistan Gov Sanctioned Death Reporter Death

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.06.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The Pakistani government "sanctioned" the killing of a journalist last month, the top U.S. military official said Thursday, but he ...

Joint Chiefs Chairman: Pakistan 'Sanctioned' Journalist's Killing

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Pakistani government "sanctioned" the killing of a journalist last month, the top U.S. military official said Thursday, but he ...

War Economy: The Selling of Afghanistan, 2011

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The last president's legacy was tarnished when he declared "Mission Accomplished" too soon. It would be tragic if this president declared victory too late.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Criticizes Obama's Troop Withdrawal Plan

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military's top officer told Congress on Thursday that President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw up to 33,000 troops from Af...

Inside Obama's Decision To Shake Up His National Security Team

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY PLANE OVER THE PACIFIC (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the reshaping of much of President Barack Obama's natio...

Harsh Realities Impinge on Obama's Emerging Doctrine

William Bradley | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
William Bradley

In the wake of the take-down of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama used last week's glittering European tour to further lay out and demonstrate his emerging multilateral geopolitical doctrine.

Clinton: Osama Bin Laden Raid A Watershed Moment For Pakistan

AP | By ANNE GEARAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The killing of Osama bin Laden is a watershed moment for Pakistan's confrontation with homegrown terrorism, U.S. Secretary of State Hilla...