More National Security Articles

  • For Obama, foreign crises grow more challenging

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Surveying a dizzying array of international crises, President Barack Obama stated the obvious: "We live in a complex world and at a challenging time." And then suddenly, only a day later, the world had grown much more troubling, the challenges even more confounding. The...

  • Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The flood of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents has slowed down in recent weeks, two senior Obama administration officials said Friday. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas have found fewer than 500 children...

  • Congress appears headed for impasse on border legislation

    Congress is scheduled to adjourn for a five-week recess two weeks from today, and prospects of doing anything about the crisis on the border with Mexico are growing slimmer by the hour.

  • Another $1.5 billion that may go up in smoke in Afghanistan

    As many of four out of five buildings the U.S. Army has built for the Afghan military, at a cost of $1.6 billion, face "significant fire hazard." The Corps says the Afghan soldiers are fit enough to run outside if there's a fire.

  • Report: 'Vast majority' of asylum claims granted

    New numbers released by the House Judiciary Committee show the "vast majority" of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum are granted it before even appearing before a judge.

  • Why perceptions of Obama's foreign policies may never turn around

    President Obama has never faced this many international crises at once. And it's never been so obvious that he lacks the silver bullet to fix them.

  • Secrets leaker Manning to begin gender treatments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — National security leaker Chelsea Manning can get initial treatment for a gender-identity condition from the military after the Bureau of Prisons rejected the Army's request to accept her transfer from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility. A defense official says...

  • APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identity condition....

  • US: Israel must do more to protect Gaza civilians

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accused Israel on Thursday of failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks. Noting the deaths a day earlier of four boys who were killed on a Gaza beach by an Israeli strike, the State Department said...

  • Why GOP is stuck on deporting illegal minors

    After more than a year of contentious debate, could Congress be any more divided over the issue of immigration? The answer is yes.

  • Iranian president backs extension of nuclear talks

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Thursday backed an extension of his country's nuclear negotiations with world powers underway in Vienna, saying it would be in the "interest of all" if the talks went on past their planned July 20 deadline. The talks aim at a deal that curbs Iran's...

  • Inspector general probing US 'Cuban Twitter' plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The inspector general for the nation's international aid agency is probing a once-secret Obama administration program that created a social media network in Cuba, The Associated Press has learned. The review centers on the U.S. Agency for International Development's...

  • VIDEO: Democrats say changing law won't stop immigration surge

    A State Department official says changing federal law will do little to address the surge of unaccompanied minors over the border. Senate Republicans disagree.

  • Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country's Revolutionary Guard to direct Shiite militiamen and government forces in the smallest details of battle,...

  • John Boehner not optimistic about a quick solution to the border crisis

    House Speaker John Boehner says he is not overly optimistic that Republicans and Democrats can come together to resolve the border crisis before Congress adjourns at the end of July for a month-long break.



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