U.S. military told troops not to visit Yasukuni Shrine

Aug 17, 2014

U.S. military told troops not to visit Yasukuni Shrine

U.S. military leaders in Japan advised against a planned visit by some of their troops to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in early April, before President Barack Obama’s visit to Tokyo, apparently out of consideration to South Korea and China, an American military source said Saturday. ...

Aug 14, 2014

Clinton and White House try to shrug off split

In yet another twist to a complex and heavily scrutinized relationship, Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama did their best to shrug off their differences Wednesday as they gathered on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard following a foreign policy split. Obama’s spokesman ...

Aug 14, 2014

Report: White House didn't OK 2013 immigrant releases

More than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 were released strictly for budget reasons by immigration agency officials who kept the homeland security secretary in the dark about the plan, according to a U.S. oversight report. This lack of communication led the Obama administration ...

Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees

Aug 14, 2014

Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees

President Barack Obama is considering a range of military options, including airlifts and creating safe passages, for rescuing thousands of Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain, and is expected to make a decision in days, the White House said Wednesday. Deputy national security adviser ...