Osama bin Laden

Al-Qaida's playbook

In their hurry to flee last month, al-Qaida fighters left behind a crucial document: Tucked under a pile of papers and trash is a confidential letter, spelling out the... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2013

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Lawmakers consider regulating drone strikes

CIA Director-designate John Brennan's vigorous defense of drone strikes to kill terror suspects — even American citizens — overseas is causing key... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2013

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Brennan defends drone strikes

CIA Director-designate John Brennan strongly defended anti-terror attacks by unmanned drones Thursday under close questioning at a protest-disrupted confirmation... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2013

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Hillary Clinton's 'What difference?' comment matters

"What difference, at this point, does it make?" That was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's heated response when pressed about why the White House long insisted the... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2013

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President Obama picks foreign policy aide as chief of staff

President Barack Obama has chosen longtime trusted adviser and national security expert Denis McDonough as his fifth chief of staff. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2013

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Mali draws comparisons with Afghanistan

The war rages about cities with names such as Goa and Timbuktu, in a sparsely populated, mostly flat, dusty and landlocked country in Northwestern Africa. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2013

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