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...
An Air Force unit that operates one-third of the United State's land-based nuclear missiles has failed a safety and security inspection.
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...
The Chinese have called it their ''underground Great Wall'' - a vast network of tunnels designed to hide their missile and nuclear arsenal.
Tony Capaccio, Washington US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities might delay its alleged nuclear program by only up to three years and warned of ''unintended consequences''.
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.
Simon Mann A United States marine stationed in San Diego was recently returning home to Alabama on leave. As he headed for his connecting flight in Dallas, a stranger walked in front of him reaching for his...
Simon Mann, Washington Casualties and the high economic cost are eroding support for US involvement in Afghanistan, reports Simon Mann.
Paul McGeough, Pakistan Umar Cheema, a journalist in Islamabad, is matter-of-fact in telling of his abduction and torture last year by 12 men.
Ed O'keefe and Craig Whitlock The Pentagon will permit gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military, allowing President Barack Obama to bring a formal end to the policy of 'don't ask, don't tell'.
Elisabeth Bumiller KABUL: The US is now ''within reach of strategically defeating al-Qaeda'' and the American focus has narrowed to capturing or killing 10 to 20 crucial leaders of the terrorist group in Pakistan,...
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.