Bob Woodward In a new memoir, former defense secretary Robert Gates unleashes harsh judgments about President Barack Obama's leadership and his commitment to the Afghanistan war.
Tony Capaccio Chinese President Xi Jinping has greater control of the military than his predecessor did, and that increases the need for a strong White House relationship with him, former U.S.
Jeffrey Heller Israel's hawkish defence minister drew rare US condemnation on Tuesday over reports he had denounced US Secretary of State John Kerry's quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace as messianic and obsessive.
Andrew Osborn British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday that former US defence secretary Robert Gates was wrong to say that spending cuts meant Britain's armed forces were no longer able be a full...
Alan Crawford US senator John McCain called on National Security Agency director Keith Alexander to quit over the damage done by revelations that his agency may have tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile...
An Air Force unit that operates one-third of the United State's land-based nuclear missiles has failed a safety and security inspection.
Karen DeYoung Six weeks before the raid by US Navy SEALs that killed Osama bin Laden last May, President Barack Obama's top national security officials debated various other options, including dropping an...
Nick O'Malley Officially, NATO meetings in Chicago this weekend will focus on the alliance's withdrawal from Afghanistan, improved military co-operation between the allies and missile defence.
Jon Swaine, Washington US president Barack Obama has been accused of risking national security for political gain by giving Hollywood filmmakers access to secret material on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has taken refuge in the South American nation's embassy in London and is seeking political asylum.
Patrick Wintour and Rupert Neate Britain's former defence secretary Liam Fox has been found to have breached the ministerial code in a brief but damning report on his improper links with his close friend and adviser Adam Werritty.
Laurent Thomet, Brussels AFTER three months of air strikes in Libya, the NATO alliance is showing signs of fatigue and discord, with no end in sight to the conflict.
Katherine Haddon, Kabul As the US starts exiting the Afghan war, analysts warn that dysfunction in Kabul and its naked hostility towards the White House jeopardise the US goal of handing over security in 2014.
Kabul Britain is involved in talks with the Taliban, Foreign Secretary William Hague said yesterday, days after the US revealed it was in negotiations to end the Afghan war.
Simon Mann, Washington The US will pull 33,000 troops out of Afghanistan by the end of the next northern summer, sooner than previously anticipated.
Simon Mann US President Barack Obama has announced he will bring home 33,000 US troops from Afghanistan by the northern summer of 2012. He said the first 10,000 troops would return home by the end of this year.
Simon Mann Barack Obama's timetable for bringing troops home from Afghanistan can be expected to cheer war-weary Americans who now support a drawdown in record numbers.
Simon Mann Barack Obama's timetable for bringing US troops home from Afghanistan can be expected to cheer war-weary Americans who now support in record numbers a drawdown of forces.
Simon Mann WASHINGTON: The United States's phased withdrawal from its decade-long war in Afghanistan is expected to include the exit of the 33,000 troops deployed in last year's "surge" by the end of next year.
Simon Mann America's phased retreat from its decade-long war in Afghanistan is expected to include the withdrawal of the 33,000 troops deployed in last year's ''surge'' by the end of 2012.