Topic: Donald H. Rumsfeld
His top generals reveal an internal debate over the risks of a premature troop pullout in Afghanistan. Like modern-war commanders, Obama is mainly a risk assessor.
06/24/2011 03:44 pm
In Pictures Long may it wave: Flag Day 2011
After a decade of much warmer relations between Ankara and Damascus, Turkey’s tough new stance against the Assad regime's crackdown on protesters should provide Washington and the West with the opportunity – if not the impetus – to adopt a more assertive stance on Syria.
06/09/2011 03:24 pm
Sarah Palin's Bus Tour to Nowhere is attracting a gaggle of reporters, much to the chagrin of the declared Republican candidates. How savvy is Sarah Palin in handling the media?
06/03/2011 01:51 pm
When Mitch Daniels decided not to run for president, many Republicans were disappointed that their dream candidate bowed out. But the current field may not be as weak as people think.
05/23/2011 05:06 pm
The US is now waging a troop-heavy counterinsurgency to win Afghan hearts and minds. But the bin Laden raid has boosted critics, who say the Afghanistan war should involve smaller forces and a greater reliance on targeted strikes.
05/10/2011 05:03 pm
Half of Americans credit Bush for Osama bin Laden's killing, reigniting a debate over tactics including secret prisons and 'enhanced interrogation' techniques.
05/05/2011 11:17 am
Many Bush administration officials say yes. Obama officials say there was a 'mosaic of sources' that led to Osama bin Laden – no single confession. Documents offer some insight into who said what – and how they were treated.
05/05/2011 09:34 am
News of Osama bin Laden's death broke on Twitter, and drove up Web traffic worldwide.
05/04/2011 05:47 pm
The US had reasons to bury Osama bin Laden at sea. But now conspiracy theories are cropping up that he is not dead, adding to domestic pressure on the US to release a photo of his body.
05/03/2011 08:46 pm