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Obama says he’ll have 'more flexibility' on missile defense after election

March 26, 2012 President Obama was caught on a live microphone near the end of a 90-minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, saying he will have “more flexibility” to deal with missile defense after the upcoming election, according to ABC News. Obama asked Medvedev to deliver ...

Secret Service code names revealed

March 20, 2012 Javelin and Petrus. That’s how the Secret Service refers to Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, according to a report in GQ that released their code names. Both candidates chose their names, and the tradition is a throwback to an earlier era when communications were not encrypted. The only rule of ...

Suspect in Afghan killings was once found liable in financial fraud

March 20, 2012 Robert Bales, the U.S. staff sergeant being held following the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians last week, joined the Army following the attacks of Sept. 11 and months after he had been accused of engaging in financial fraud as a stock broker, according to The Washington Post. Bales was accused ...

U.S. simulation shows Israeli strike on Iran could bring wider war

March 20, 2012 A classified war simulation conducted by U.S. officials forecasts that an Israeli strike against Iran would lead to a wider regional war, potentially drawing in the United States and leaving hundreds of Americans dead, according to The New York Times. The war game, held this month, was not intended as ...

Bin Laden reportedly plotted to kill Obama

March 16, 2012 Before his death, Osama bin Laden ordered al Qaeda to organize special cells in Afghanistan and Pakistan to attack the aircraft of President Obama and Gen. David Petraeus, The Washington Post has reported. In documents found in bin Laden’s compound and viewed by The Post’s David Ignatius, the former leader ...

Karzai says he is at ‘the end of the rope’ with U.S.

March 16, 2012 Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Friday that he is “at the end of the rope” because of what he says is a lack of U.S. cooperation in the investigation of a U.S. serviceman suspected of killing of 16 Afghan civilians, the Associated Press reported. On Friday, Karzai met with ...

Report: U.S. soldier 'snapped' under pressure

March 16, 2012 Burdened by the stress of a fourth deployment, issues at home and apparent alcohol use, the American soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians on Sunday "snapped" prior to the massacre, The New York Times reports. “When it all comes out, it will be a combination of stress, alcohol and ...

Senators: Iran can't be allowed nuclear capability

March 9, 2012 A trio of senators -- Republican, Democrat and Independent -- wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Friday to argue that the “red line” for Iran should be set at “nuclear weapons capability” rather than “nuclear weapons” and that a strategy of containment is unacceptable. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Joseph ...

Afghan Air Force probed in drug running

March 8, 2012 The U.S. is investigating allegations that officials in the Afghan Air Force, which was established largely with American funds, have been using aircraft to ferry narcotics and illegal weapons around the country, The Wall Street Journal reports. U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger called the allegations “fairly dramatic,” saying that ...

Two U.S. troops killed by Afghan gunmen

March 1, 2012 Two U.S. troops were killed by Afghan gunmen on Thursday, the third shooting incident involving U.S. soldiers since protests erupted a week ago over the burning of Korans at an American base, according to The New York Times. The early morning attack at a base in southern Kandahar province brings ...