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  • Paul McCartney coming to Yankee Stadium in July

    Paul McCartney is coming to Yankee Stadium.

  • Jalaluddin Haqqani

    Haqqani terrorists threaten U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Continued support from Pakistan's military and intelligence agency for a major Islamic terrorist network is hamstringing the Obama administration's efforts to withdraw U.S. troops from neighboring Afghanistan, according to Western officials and analysts.

  • CIA Director Leon Panetta is expected to be the next secretary of defense. Pentagon officials are preparing appeals of cuts made by Secretary Robert M. Gates to present to Mr. Gates' successor. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Ring

    Defense and military officials are working quietly on plans they hope will reverse some of the weapons cuts and defense policy changes made by outgoing Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who said in a recent speech that he had canceled 30 arms programs during 4 1/2 years on the job

  • 'CRISIS' ENDING: Syrian President Bashar Assad acknowledged that his security forces made mistakes in the crackdown against protesters but suggested that the current crisis was nearing a conclusion. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Obama's Syrian conflict

    NATO warplanes subjected Tripoli to hours of heavy bombing on Tuesday, apparently hunting Libyan leader and international outcast Moammar Gadhafi. But as NATO's mission to protect Libyan civilians continued, so did Bashar Assad's mission to gun down demonstrators against his regime in Syria. Over a thousand have been killed and reports emerging from the country indicate worse things are coming.

  • **FILE** Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III (Associated Press)

    Future wars seen as longer, deadlier

    The wars of the future will be longer, deadlier and waged against a more diverse variety of enemies than ever before, and U.S. armed forces must be ready, Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III said Wednesday.

  • Syrian protesters carry national flags as they shout slogans against President Bashar Assad in front of the Syrian Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Syria's army has carried out days of deadly assaults to crush protesters calling for the end of Mr. Assad's rule. (AP Photo)

    Syrian forces head to the rebellious north

    Convoys of Syrian tanks and elite troops led by President Bashar Assad's brother were heading Wednesday to a restive northern area where soldiers reportedly joined an anti-government uprising, a Syrian activist said, citing witnesses.

  • Ryan Crocker, President Obama's nominee for ambassador to Afghanistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Ambassador nominee says Afghanistan not hopeless

    President Obama's choice for U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan said Wednesday the United States must continue its investment in the country to prevent it from backsliding into a safe haven for terrorists.

  • Inside China

    Chinese Gen. Xiong Guangkai, a longtime military intelligence chief who recently retired, has published an article that says the reason much of the world views China's rise as a threat is the result of those in the West mistranslating a Chinese phrase on Beijing's strategy.

  • Ryan C. Crocker (left) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry greet each other Wednesday before a two-hour hearing on Mr. Crocker's nomination to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

    Nominee: Afghans to need support after U.S. pullout

    President Obama's nominee to be the next ambassador to Afghanistan told the Senate on Wednesday that more work is needed to stabilize the war-torn country, despite the death of al Qaeda's top leader.

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