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  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, says the abortion issue "is a debate worthy of a great democracy." He is sponsoring a bill that would impose a ban on abortions after 20 weeks into pregnancy. (Associated Press)

    Graham vows to block all Obama nominations over Benghazi

    Sen. Lindsey Graham threatened Monday to hold up all nominations for federal government positions until survivors of last year's deadly attack on the diplomatic post in Libya appear before Congress.

  • Adm. Mike Mullen, vice chairman of the accountability review board for the Benghazi investigation, said he thought a Hillary Rodham Clinton aide "would be a weak witness." (Associated Press)

    Benghazi investigators gave Hillary Clinton heads-up on findings

    The leaders of the State Department's Benghazi probe defended their inquiry into the 2012 attack, but they acknowledged to Congress on Thursday that their mission was limited in scope and faced questions over why they gave Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton an advance look at their findings.

  • Left to right: State Department officials Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism Mark Thompson, Foreign Service Officer and former Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya Gregory Hicks, and Diplomatic Security Officer and former Regional Security Officer in Libya Eric Nordstrom are sworn in to testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Benghazi whistleblower: State Dept. should have interviewed more senior officials

    The State Department-chartered investigation into the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, last year erred in not interviewing more senior officials at the department, a packed hearing of the House oversight committee heard Wednesday.

  • Illustration Libya Deaths by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    NORTH: Second-term Obama will be held accountable for Libya disaster

    TAMPA, Fla--This is the hometown of U.S. Special Operations Command, at nearby MacDill Air Force Base. This headquarters dispatches our military's special operators -- Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines -- on missions in the most difficult and dangerous places on earth.

  • Embassy Row

    Pakistan's ambassador to the United States resigned Tuesday in a widening scandal over a secret letter to a top U.S. military official, fears of a military coup in Pakistan and accusations between the diplomat and a businessman who claims they plotted to deliver the message to the Pentagon.

  • Embassy Row

    Pakistani Ambassador Husain Haqqani, one of the most respected foreign envoys in Washington, has offered to resign over a controversy that involves a shadowy appeal to a top U.S. military official for help in removing the powerful chiefs of Pakistan's army and spy service.

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    DE BORCHGRAVE: No Afghan solution without Pakistan

    Before retiring last week, Adm. Mike Mullen made 27 trips to Pakistan as chairman of the Joint Chiefs that convinced him he had established a close personal relationship with his opposite number, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani - only to conclude in farewell interviews that he is still baffled by the world's most complex - and dangerous - situation.

  • Holding a banner that says "Down with America," Pakistani protesters burn a representation of the U.S. flag and an effigy of Navy Adm. Mike Mullen during an anti-American rally in Multan on Thursday. U.S. pressure on Pakistan to attack Afghan militants on its soil will not succeed, the prime minister said in response to Adm. Mullen's assertions that the army's spy agency is supporting insurgents. (Associated Press)

    U.S. 'threat' of military action unites Pakistan

    U.S. accusations that Pakistan is supporting Afghan insurgents have triggered a nationalist backlash and whipped up media fears of a U.S. invasion, drowning out any discussion about the army's long use of jihadi groups as deadly proxies in the region.

  • Inside the Ring

    Obama administration intelligence, military, defense and diplomatic officials are engaged in a vigorous debate over policy toward Pakistan.

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