Topic: David Petraeus
In Pictures President Obama in Afghanistan
President Obama's visit to Afghanistan comes just as WikiLeaks cables are bringing fresh attention to grave problems on the war front.
12/03/2010 02:55 pm
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chair Adm. Mike Mullen have been strong backers of a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.' But the heads of the Army, Marines, and Air Force said Friday the repeal could cause problems and should be delayed.
12/03/2010 02:08 pm
The release of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks contains some serious stuff: US diplomats have been trying to steal the credit card numbers of top UN officials, Saudi Arabia is putting pressure on the US to attack Iran, Iran has obtained advanced long-range missiles from North Korea. Other cables are not so earth-shaking, but they nonetheless reveal personalities and events that are comical, surprising, or just plain weird. Here's our top five.
11/29/2010 06:48 pm
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemns the WikiLeaks 'attack on the international community' as harmful to US policy goals. But major geopolitical shifts are unlikely, analysts say.
11/29/2010 06:18 pm
The WikiLeaks release of diplomatic cables could put Arab leaders in a tight spot – and make America's diplomatic dance a bit more awkward in the region.
11/29/2010 05:10 pm
The continued political survival of US Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry suggests the doubts he expressed about the war strategy have deepened in American government circles.
11/29/2010 04:21 pm
The WikiLeaks release of secret American diplomatic dispatches has a silver lining. It revealed the real Arab stance on Iran and its nuclear program – and it lines up with Israel's. The truth can't hurt in that cause.
11/29/2010 04:00 pm
The revelation that NATO and members of the Afghanistan government may have been negotiating with a Taliban impostor has dealt a blow to peace talks.
11/23/2010 02:26 pm
Terrorism & Security Obama arrives at NATO summit with a revised US strategy in Afghanistan: Stay past 2014
As Obama prepares for a longer commitment in Afghanistan, he must also convince allies convening at this weekend's NATO summit in Lisbon to extend their support.
11/19/2010 08:22 am