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Obama delays Syria vote, says diplomacy may work

WASHINGTON — President Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bash…

September 11, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Scapegoating of Rice has now backfired on GOP

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Except when it's best served hot.

June 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Column: Why does US not intervene in Syria? It's simple: There's no oil there

Many have been confounded by the lack of any real intervention in Syria's civil war.

May 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

US, allies must help Libya meet new challenges

BENGHAZI, Libya -

May 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Clinton testimony from the GOP view: She's a smooth liar

A lot of people in Washington apparently forgot how good Hillary Clinton is at not telling the truth.

January 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Defiant Clinton takes on lawmakers on Libya attack

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered fiery rejoinders Wednesday to Republican critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the deadly attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, facing off with lawmakers who included potential 2016 presidential rivals.

January 23, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Hillary Clinton: US strengthening embassy security

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, at times emotional and fierce, insisted on Wednesday that the department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid on the consulate in Libya.

January 23, 2013 10:40 amLoading…

Benghazi review finds systematic security faults

WASHINGTON — An independent panel charged with investigating the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has concluded that systematic management and leadership failures at the State Department led to “grossly” inadequate security at the missio…

December 18, 2012 9:04 pmLoading…

Petraeus: CIA blamed terrorists for Libya attack

WASHINGTON — Testifying out of sight, ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told Congress Friday that classified intelligence showed the deadly raid on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack but the administration withheld the suspected role of al-Qaida affiliates to avoid tipping them off.

November 16, 2012 4:04 pmLoading…
McCain on NBC's “Today”: Americans who died in Libya didn’t have to

McCain on NBC's “Today”: Americans who died in Libya didn’t have to

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain says he is taking on the Obama administration for not preventing the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya.

November 15, 2012 8:46 amLoading…
Obama admonishes McCain, GOP over criticism of U.N. Amb. Rice

Obama admonishes McCain, GOP over criticism of U.N. Amb. Rice

WASHINGTON — Setting an unflinching tone for his second term, President Barack Obama on Wednesday accused two top Republicans senators of lobbing outrageous criticism at his United Nations ambassador instead of confronting him directly over a deadly attack on Americans in Libya.

November 14, 2012 5:11 pmLoading…

US officials: No delays in rescue effort in Libya

WASHINGTON — CIA security officers went to the aid of State Department staff less than 25 minutes after they got the first call for help during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday, as they laid out a detailed timeline of the CIA’s im…

November 01, 2012 9:08 pmLoading…

White House told of Libyan attack claim within 2 hours

WASHINGTON — Two hours after the U.S. Consulate came under attack in Benghazi, Libya, the White House was told that a militant group was claiming responsibility for the violence that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

October 24, 2012 9:37 amLoading…
McCain: Time for Obama to feel political heat

McCain: Time for Obama to feel political heat

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A fresh-faced Barack Obama buried Republican John McCain in anti-incumbent sentiment four years ago. Now the 2008 presidential nominee says it’s the president’s turn to feel the heat.

October 16, 2012 10:02 amLoading…
Libyans leaving Tucson to 'rebuild our country'

Libyans leaving Tucson to 'rebuild our country'

"As Libyans, it's our responsibility to go back and rebuild our country," says Khalifa Solieman, right, owner of Caravan Mideastern Foods. Above, he waited on Mohamed Abdi at his Tucson grocery store on Thursday.

July 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Libyans leaving Tucson to 'rebuild our country'

Libyans leaving Tucson to 'rebuild our country'

Nagieb S. Musa, a former Tucson Water hydrologist, and his daughter, Sarah, were photographed in Martyrs' Square in the heart of Tripoli on July 7, the day of Libya's elections. Musa, who voted, said, "It was a great feeling, and the celebration was beyond belief."

July 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Libyans leaving Tucson to 'rebuild our country'

Libyans leaving Tucson to 'rebuild our country'

One day last February, with a revolution brewing, Ammar Gwesha received an email from a group funded by the Libyan regime. It implied he had two options: support the government or never come home.

July 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson-based Raytheon unit wins $338M for Tomahawks

The U.S. Navy has awarded Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems a $338 million contract to produce more than 350 Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missiles.

June 08, 2012 10:52 amLoading…

Mexico: Gadhafi son tried to enter country

MEXICO CITY - Mexico said Wednesday it has broken up an international plot to smuggle a son of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and his family into Mexico under false names and with false Mexican documents.

December 07, 2011 8:53 amLoading…

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