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Latest David Petraeus Items
Gen. John Allen is retiring from the military instead of enduring what likely would have been a messy Senate confirmation process to be NATO supreme commander.
The U.S. will eventually get "sucked into" Syria's civil war, the State Department's former lead diplomat on Syria predicted Friday.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry brushed aside questions Friday about why President Obama refused to embrace a plan from top advisers to send weapons to rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, saying he instead wants to look ahead to future policy challenges.
Syria secret: Panetta reveals rejected Pentagon plan to send weapons to rebels in push to oust Assad
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has revealed that he and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey originally backed a plan to send weapons to rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad in Syria - but the White House blocked it.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Thursday revealed he personally broke the news to President Obama that the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was under attack last year — but he and the president didn't speak the rest of the night as the assault on the compound unfolded.
A senior Navy intelligence official issued a blunt warning last week that China's growing "hegemonistic" threat to security is destabilizing the Asia-Pacific region.
Even though the White House Cabinet turnstile seems to be spinning out of control in recent weeks with first-term secretaries bolting for the private sector and fresh faces coming in rapidly, President Obama is still weeks behind in putting together his second-term team compared with the pace set by the previous two presidents.
Marine Gen. John Allen’s nomination to become the next commander of NATO had been postponed pending the outcome of an investigation into allegedly inappropriate emails between him and a married socialite. His exoneration clears the way for him to be confirmed as the alliance's next top leader.
The White House is moving forward with Gen. John Allen's nomination to become commander of NATO forces in Europe after the Pentagon cleared him of any wrongdoing in exchanging emails with a Florida woman linked to the sex scandal that brought down David Petraeus and forced him to resign as CIA director.