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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel laid out his strategic vision for a smaller, more technologically advanced military force that will play a supporting role to foreign policy, in contrast to the last decade in which foreign policy was dominated by 9/11 and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Obama and his Pakistani counterpart emerged from their meeting Wednesday at the White House vowing to work together to combat terrorism, but controversial U.S. drone strikes continue to cloud the relationship between the two nations and threaten future cooperation.
China will become the world's largest importer of crude oil in October, surpassing the U.S. for the first time as the Asian giant's rising consumer class of drivers grows increasingly thirsty for fuel, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is projecting.
Security inside Iraq is unraveling at an alarming pace, and al Qaeda terrorists there aren't just pulling the thread; they're setting it on fire.
As Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met at a State Department dinner Monday night for their first direct talks in more than three years, some in Washington's foreign policy community said ongoing meltdowns in other Middle Eastern nations may have created a rare window for peace between the two sides.
The U.S. military in Afghanistan spent $32 million to prevent Improvised Explosive Device attacks after more than 600 troops were killed, but brass has no proof the pricey effort was effective — or even implemented.
A new report estimates that cybercrime costs the U.S. economy between $24 billion and $120 billion a year, including commercial cyber-espionage by trade rival China, online theft and damage to industrial reputations from hacking.
Russia’s decision Tuesday to go ahead with the delivery of a sophisticated air-defense system to Syria will prove a a huge advantage to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in its war against Western-backed insurgents.
The U.S. military could blind Syria's air defenses -- as it would need to do to establish a 'no-fly' zone over rebel held areas -- without firing a shot, using new and highly secret cyberattack capabilities, according to USA Today.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a meeting Thursday at the White House, is expected to urge President Obama to arm the Syrian opposition and enforce a "no-fly" zone in an effort to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
The Polish ambassador in Washington is angered over plans by a Chicago-based film distributor to market a German movie that portrays Polish resistance fighters in World War II as greedy anti-Semites.
The major candidates to become Pakistan's next prime minister oppose American drone strikes on Islamic extremists in their country, which bodes ill for the U.S. policy after Pakistan's historic parliamentary elections in May.
One of the Army's more famous combatants and intellectual lights turned to a new guidance Wednesday when explaining how to fight a ground war — "Seinfeld."
The nation's top military officer said Monday that he hopes, but isn't optimistic, that the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration will "get defused in some future budget deal."
President Obama's plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan is "strategically risky and threatens to plunge" the region back into a safe haven for terrorists, a top House Republican said as he announced plans for a congressional hearing this week.