Apr 25, 2015

After U.S. drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration’s reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation’s oft-criticized ...

Apr 24, 2015

U.S. says Iran nuclear deal will not allow North Korea-style slippage

The United States said Thursday that any deal reached with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions would be “fundamentally different” from a pact sealed with North Korea that later unraveled. “The restrictions, inspections and verifications measures imposed on Iran by a comprehensive plan of ...

Apr 22, 2015

Poland to buy Patriot missiles from U.S.

The United States welcomed news Tuesday that Poland is planning to buy the U.S.-made Patriot missile system in an unprecedented revamp of its military in a deal worth up to $5 billion. “Poland is a stalwart NATO ally, and its defense modernization program . ...

Ship that survived A- bomb tests found off California

Apr 18, 2015

Ship that survived A- bomb tests found off California

Experts have discovered a World War II U.S. aircraft carrier that is “amazingly intact” despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The ship is upright, listing only slightly and may even have a plane inside The former USS ...

U.N. gives 007 a new mission, to eliminate mines

Apr 15, 2015

U.N. gives 007 a new mission, to eliminate mines

Daniel Craig, who won international acclaim playing James Bond, received a special mission on Tuesday when Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed the actor as the first U.N. Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards. In a brief ceremony at U.N. headquarters, Ban ...

Iraqi leader to seek arms with deferred payment on U.S. visit

Apr 12, 2015

Iraqi leader to seek arms with deferred payment on U.S. visit

Iraq’s prime minister will seek President Barack Obama’s help to acquire billions of dollars in drones and other U.S. arms to fight the Islamic State group during a U.S. visit this week, a senior Iraqi official said. Facing a cash crunch due to a ...

Pakistan says Saudi Arabia wants warplanes, warships, soldiers for Yemen

Apr 6, 2015

Pakistan says Saudi Arabia wants warplanes, warships, soldiers for Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen has asked Pakistan to contribute soldiers, Pakistan’s defense minister said Monday, raising the possibility of a ground offensive in the country. Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif made the comments as Pakistan’s parliament debates whether to contribute ...