WASHINGTON — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was held captive for five years by the Haqqani network in Afghanistan.
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan executed two convicted terrorists Friday, the first of 400 militants headed to the hangman’s noose amid a government crackdown ordered after Taliban attackers gunned down 148 children and teachers Tuesday at a school in the northern city of Peshawar.
Pakistan's leaders should take steps still needed to effectively defend the country.
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. An external review of the Secret Service says the next director should be hired from outside the insular agency. The Homeland Security Department releas…
Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the north side of the White House. A review of the Secret Service says its next director should be hired from outside the agency.
WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is an “insular” agency that needs a new director hired from the outside, according to former government officials tasked with examining the embattled agency after a man with a knife stormed the White House.
FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves to spectators and participants of a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. If the U.S. government’s claim that North Korea was involved in the…
WASHINGTON — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least o…
This Columbia Pictures publicity photo shows Randall Park as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in “The Interview.”
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers and the Congolese army have launched an operation against rebels in the country's east blamed for a series of attacks in recent months.
Pakistani students pray during a ceremony for the victims of Tuesday’s school attack in Peshawar, at a school in Lahore, Pakistan. Mass burials of those killed were held Wednesday.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to become a pilot. A 13-year-old wanted to become a doctor. Another kid loved playing video games with his cousins.
SAN DIEGO — Where traffic was once dominant, tourists now sit on waterfront benches made of Alaska yellow cedar and watch luxury liners and tour boats glide into place.
Taboo against torture is important and honorable — like taboos against killing.
What matters is that torture is manifestly immoral and illegal.
Provisions, both budgetary and policymaking, made it through amid last-minute horse-trading.
Agency accomplished its goal using techniques that had bipartisan support after 9/11.
Revealing "a stain on our values and history" is an essential step.