WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is warning Congress that failure to act on a defense policy bill before year’s end would create more uncertainty for the military and undercut the nation’s commanders.
WASHINGTON — Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry’s financial livelihood.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An inspection team from the U.N.'s nuclear agency will visit Libya to assess the thousands of barrels of yellowcake uranium that reportedly are being stored in a former military facility amid a "precarious" security situation in the country.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Pakistani leaders Monday that if they don’t resolve protests stalling some military shipments across the border with Afghanistan, it could be difficult to maintain political support in Washington for an aid program that has sent bil…
LONDON — American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world’s most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as “World of Warcraft.”
TACLOBAN, Philippines — Japan's defense minister called on the international community Sunday to oppose China's recently declared maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea and possibly over the disputed South China Sea.
Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, left, is welcomed by a Philippine civil defense official as he arrives at the airport in Tacloban, central Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Onodera went to typhoon-ravaged Tacloban to look at the magnitude of the disaster for additional Japanes…
Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, left, greets a Filipino evacuee as he visits a school that was used as an evacuation center for typhoon survivors in Tacloban, central Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Onodera went to typhoon-ravaged Tacloban to look at the magnitude of the dis…
Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, center, waves as he arrives at the airport in Tacloban, central Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Onodera went to typhoon-ravaged Tacloban to look at the magnitude of the disaster for additional Japanese aid. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Japanese officers bow to Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, right, during his visit at their tent in Tacloban, central Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Onodera went to typhoon-ravaged Tacloban to look at the magnitude of the disaster for additional Japanese aid. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
President Barack Obama speaks at the Saban Forum during the Brookings Institution's 10th annual Saban Forum titled “Power Shifts: U.S.-Israel Relations in a Dynamic Middle East,” at the Willard Hotel in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. The 2013 Forum is examining the political changes tak…
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Saturday he believes the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50-50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Saturday that Afghanistan’s defense minister had reassured him that a security agreement with the U.S. will be signed in a timely manner.
U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries may be militarily effective, but they are killing innocent civilians in a way that is obscene and immoral. I’m afraid that ignoring this ugly fact makes Americans complicit in murder.