In a Google Hangout President Barack Obama hosted on Monday with eight Americans, the president mounted a spirited defense — and consequently admission — of the U.S. program to use drone aircraft to attack terrorist leaders.
Anti-American feelings are running strong in Pakistan, and a local doctor who helped the U.S. kill Osama bin Laden may be at the receiving end of those bad feelings, because he helped the U.S. in its raid to kill bin Laden.
Israel is employing a growing fleet of drones to monitor its adversaries and to have should the country ever again be threatened militarily. But one of their newest and most advanced versions crashed over the weekend, just weeks before it was expected to be declared operational.
Though the Pentagon budget is reduced from what had been projected, the actual spending will increase more than $30 billion over 10 years, though the increases are small enough that when adjusted for expected inflation, they amount to minor reductions.
On Wednesday, the now-famous SEAL Team Six conducted another high-profile operation, rescuing two hostages in Somalia. Ryan Zinke, a politician and former Team Six commander, says as the military and conflicts evolve, these sorts of actions will become more common.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced that the military had successfully completed a hostage rescue in a remote area of Somalia, where the American and Dane had been taken hostage.
Taiwan's decision to re-elect President Ma Ying-jeou is a sign that most Taiwanese are OK with the cozier ties that have developed with mainland China. But is China OK with leaving things where they are, or do they want more of a move toward reunification.
A video that appears to show four U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of three dead Taliban fighters have provoked international and domestic outrage. U.S. officials have promised an investigation.
Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, an Iranian nuclear scientist, was assassinated in Iran on Wednesday, the latest sign of a covert campaign to subvert Iran's nuclear ambitions. Meanwhile, the Doomsday Clock has moved a minute closer to midnight.
Amir Mirzaei Hekmati is accused of committing espionage against Iran when he traveled to the country in August 2011. On Monday, Iran announced it would put him to death.