An independent investigation into the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans concluded that the State Department suffered from "systematic failures" in leadership and security that left the consulate vulnerable to a terrorist attack in the unstable city of Benghazi.
President Obama urged Americans to put aside partisan differences and come together as a nation for Thanksgiving.
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.
Indicators that an OSS Society event is under way: the official party favor is an elegant martini glass, strolling violinists play "The Ballad of the Green Berets" and multiple conversations begin with such phrases as "General, I haven't seen you since Afghanistan."
I invite you to visit USDebtClock.org and survey our government's current liabilities. The figures tell a shocking story. I implore you to return to that website from time to time as we proceed to the election in November -- perhaps the most important presidential election since 1860.
President Obama is brushing off criticism from the Special Operations community over politicized national-security leaks and his exaggerated role in the Osama bin Laden takedown. Two new organizations -- the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund and Special Operations Speaks -- have launched campaigns to highlight the president's exploitation of the military for political gain.
As Navy SEALs bask in the limelight for daring missions, some in the Army are wondering whether the other half of the nation's counter-terrorism covert warriors — Delta Force — is being upstaged and left in the shadows.
The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan on Thursday accused a powerful terrorist group with suspected ties to Pakistan's spy agency of mounting a weekend assault on Afghan cities, and he demanded that Pakistan drive the militants out of safe havens.
Afghan officials blamed a brazen series of weekend attacks on the Haqqani militant network, saying Monday that fighters captured in the assault claimed they were affiliated with the insurgent faction tied to the Taliban and al Qaeda.