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Topic - National Security Council
The U.S. is urging North Korea to release an 85-year-old American who's been detained for more than a month.
The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly 700-foot, U.S. government-owned ship, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
A rare U.S. drone strike on an Islamic seminary outside Pakistan's tribal areas — where most past strikes have occurred — is fueling a heated international debate on the Obama administration's commitment to limiting civilian casualties.
China's leaders finished a closely watched policy meeting Tuesday with a promise to give market forces a bigger role in the country's state-dominated economy but failed to produce dramatic reforms to overhaul a worn-out growth model.
U.S. Ambassador Michael A. McFaul is battling widespread rumors in Moscow that he plans to resign this week from a diplomatic post he has held for fewer than two years.
Lt. Col. Oliver North, a retired Marine, author, columnist and host of the award-winning documentary series "War Stories" on the Fox News Channel, was once called by President Reagan "an American hero." He has the credentials to prove it.
Bill Daley, a former White House chief of staff, said Thursday that the National Security Council worker who lost his job over negative tweets about the Obama administration should seek psychological counseling.
A senior White House national security aide who was critical of the Obama administration's "whitewash" of the attack on the Benghazi consulate has been fired for writing anti-administration messages under the pseudonym @natsecwonk on Twitter.
President Obama and his top aides tried to rally support Thursday for retaliatory strikes in Syria, saying they remain convinced that the Assad regime used chemical weapons, but hopes for an international coalition took a major hit when the British Parliament voted against military action.
The U.S. ambassador to the former Soviet republic of Georgia is a seasoned diplomat who served in dangerous outposts such as Afghanistan and frozen ones such as the Arctic.
The Obama administration departed from its drone strategy when it filed secret criminal charges against men suspected of carrying out last year's attack in Benghazi, Libya, but the tactic works, analysts say, only if the U.S. can get its hands on the men.
In the face of punishing international sanctions and a growing consensus that hard-line policies are no longer paying off, Iranian voters last month elected a president committed to easing tensions with the international community and digging their economy out of a deepening hole.
President Obama's nominee to be the nation's next ambassador to the United Nations pledged Wednesday to vigorously defend Israel's interests as she sought to blunt criticism that her appointment would hurt relations with its key Middle East ally.
The State Department said Secretary of State John Kerry briefly boarded his private yacht at the same time of the Egypt's military ouster of President Mohammed Morsi — a drastic switch from denials earlier this week that Mr. Kerry was ever aboard the boat.
As a new interim president of Egypt was sworn in Thursday, President Obama met with his national-security team at the White House to review the situation and to warn Egypt’s interim government away from retaliation against its former Muslim Brotherhood leaders.