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Topic - Ben Rhodes
President Obama promises that the U.S. troops he's sending to Iraq won't get into another shooting war, but a top White House adviser has listed several scenarios that would prompt direct military action against Islamic militants.
The Obama administration sent a message for years to wary military and intelligence officials who believed the release of the Taliban Five would come back to haunt the U.S.: 'Suck it up and salute.'
Confronting critics of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years in office that aims to avoid overreach as the second of the two wars he inherited comes to a close.
The White House said Wednesday it withheld an email from Congress and the media regarding Susan Rice's infamous "talking points" about the terrorist attack in Benghazi because the memo did not deal directly with the attack.
Key communication chiefs at the White House waged an all-out strategy to rally behind President Obama and help him push the mantra that the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. facility in Benghazi were due to an Internet video — and not policy failure, a watchdog revealed.
A clutch of newly released White House emails provides the clearest evidence to date that top presidential aides sought to use anti-American protests sweeping across the Middle East in 2012 — as well as the aftermath of the Benghazi terrorist attack — to push an image of President Obama's foreign policy as "steady and statesmanlike," just weeks before his re-election.
The three Obama ladies — first lady Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha — are heading out to China this week for a few days of tourism, meetings and what's being billed by the White House as "soft diplomacy" type talks.
As President Obama arrived in New York ahead of his planned Tuesday speech to the U.N. General Assembly, a key outstanding question is whether he'll sit down with new Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, a meeting that potentially could signal a shift in relations between the two nations.
As President Obama touched down in St. Petersburg for the Group of 20 summit on Thursday, the White House said there are no plans for a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
With President Obama set to leave for a weeklong stay in Africa, the goals of his trip — boosting economic partnerships and engagement with the U.S. and promoting democratic development in African nations — are in danger of being overshadowed.
President Obama is under fire for the price of the first family's upcoming weeklong trip to Africa, which could cost taxpayers as much as $100 million at a time of federal budget cuts and furloughs.
The White House said Friday that Syrian rebels should begin to receive shipments of U.S. arms within weeks, but cautioned that imposing a no-fly zone, as some have advocated, isn't a "silver bullet" to ending the two-year-old civil war.
The Syrian government used chemical weapons against rebel forces trying to overthrow the regime, the Obama administration said Thursday, acknowledging that President Bashar Assad has without doubt crossed the "red line" President Obama laid down for U.S. action in the country's bloody civil war.
President Obama on Monday will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, two potentially controversial picks for his second-term national security team.
The White House sent Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Jerusalem, Ramallah and Cairo Tuesday in an effort to quell the violent clashes between Israel and Hamas.
In addition to those two possibilities for military action, Mr. Rhodes told foreign journalists Tuesday that the Obama administration would consider engaging ISIL forces if the U.S. believes it can make "a positive difference."
"I think the threats that we would look to, for instance, would include an evaluation of whether ISIL is posing a threat to U.S. interests that would necessitate our taking action against them, as we have against terrorist organizations in other parts of the region," Mr. Rhodes said. "I think the security and safety of our personnel would certainly be of profound interest to the United States."