By Joel Gehrke | 02/20/14 02:39 PM
A spokesman for President Obama couldn't identify a U.S. national security interest in Ukraine, emphasizing an American desire to support human rights rather than a "old Cold War" rivalry with Russia. "This is something that we're monitoring," White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest...
By Robert Burns | 02/20/14 01:03 PM
A new assessment of Afghanistan's future says the country could once again become a terrorist haven unless U.S. and international partners underwrite a much larger Afghan security force than is currently planned beyond 2014.
By Brian Hughes | 02/20/14 11:39 AM
The White House on Thursday called on Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to withdraw security forces from downtown Kiev after renewed violence put an end to a brief truce between his government and opposition forces. “We are outraged by the Images of Ukrainian security forces firing...
02/20/14 10:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military drone strike in Yemen last December may have killed up to a dozen civilians on their way to a wedding and injured others, including the bride, a human rights group says. U.S. officials say only members of al-Qaida were killed, but they have refused to make...
By Alicia A. Caldwell | 02/20/14 08:10 AM
The Homeland Security Department has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It's the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about possible attempts to smuggle explosives on a commercial jetliner.
By Alicia A. Caldwell | 02/20/14 08:09 AM
The Homeland Security Department abruptly reversed course Wednesday and dropped plans to ask a private company to give the government access to a nationwide database of license plate tracking information.
By Brian Hughes | 02/19/14 09:53 PM
President Obama in a joint press conference late Wednesday said the U.S. did not view the violence in Syria and Ukraine as part of “some Cold War chessboard,” insisting that the administration’s response was not motivated by a competition with Russia.
02/19/14 08:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It's the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about possible attempts to smuggle explosives on a commercial jetliner. Homeland...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/19/14 03:55 PM
The White House on Wednesday cautioned that the U.S. and Russia were not in competition over Ukraine's future, and encouraged Moscow to help bring a peaceful end to the violence in Kiev. “The message that we delivered to the Russians is that, again, we are not in some competition for the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/19/14 03:02 PM
"The United States condemns in the strongest terms the violence that’s taking place. And we have been deeply engaged with our European partners as well as the Ukrainian government and the opposition to try to ensure that that violence ends,” said Obama in Toluca, Mexico, where he is...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/19/14 11:31 AM
The White House said the President Obama would publicly address the escalating violence in Ukraine and that the administration was considering a “toolkit” of actions to rein in Kiev, including sanctions. White House press secretary Jay Carney and deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes...
By Bradley Klapper | 02/19/14 08:15 AM
The accelerating U.S. national security threat is leading the administration to take a fresh look at previously shelved ideas, including more robust assistance to Western-backed rebels. They are also are looking at newer, more far-reaching options, including drone strikes on extremists and more...
By Associated Press | 02/19/14 08:12 AM
The U.S. Navy says one of two U.S. warships dispatched to the Black Sea before the Sochi Winter Olympics is being inspected for damage after it ran aground at a Turkish port last week.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/18/14 02:30 PM
The White House on Tuesday said there were no “active negotiations” with the Taliban to secure the release of Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009, but that the administration was open to discussing his release. “We have long made clear that we support an Afghan-led...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/18/14 02:23 PM
President Obama is willing to negotiate with the Taliban for the release of an Army soldier, his spokesman said when asked if the United States still has a policy of not negotiating with terrorists.
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