U.S. overhauls energy advisory board

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department announced it overhauled an advisory board tasked with ensuring a strategic and safe approach to national energy development.
Wrong again -- It ain't the war on terror stupid!

Wrong again -- It ain't the war on terror stupid!

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Unspecific warnings last week about an al-Qaida terrorist plot were taken very seriously.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Commentary: Global gridlock -- and lockjaw

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- A former national security adviser says the United States faces its biggest threat since the fear of nuclear war with the Soviet Union: Cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare.
A clash of titans or midgets?

A clash of titans or midgets?

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- The author says if a long overdue foreign policy debate does unfold between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, it won't be a clash of titans.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Xi in D.C., meets former U.S. officials

Xi in D.C., meets former U.S. officials

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Vice President Xi Jinping, tipped to become China's next leader, began his U.S. visit meeting with former top U.S. officials.
Cheney reaches 'truce' with ex-colleagues

Cheney reaches 'truce' with ex-colleagues

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Friday he has called a "truce" with old colleagues over the Iraq war and is going hunting again.

Dumping military option against Iran urged

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- U.S. officials should cease talk about a military option if negotiations fail to immediately end Iran's uranium program, two ex-national security advisers say.

Commentary: Tower of Babble Rabble

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan wrote a blistering memoir in which he accused President Bush of misleading the nation into an unnecessary war in Iraq. But what he had to say is precisely what a large part of the foreign policy establishment, including so-called moderate Republicans, concluded five years ago.

Experts divided on negotiating with Hamas

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was an intermediary between Hamas and the Israeli government during her recent trip to the Middle East, officials said.

Analysis: U.S. military & Iran -- Part 3

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Preparing for a strike against Iran involves far more than just military preparations; it also requires making a case to try and gain public support. And that is likely to be much harder after the release this month of the key judgments from the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate, which said Iran had most probably halted its nuclear weapons program.

Cheney: 'I was wrong about insurgency'

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney Tuesday admitted he was wrong when he declared the Iraq insurgency virtually over in 2005.

Ford eulogized at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Former President Gerald Ford's body arrived in Washington Saturday and was taken to the U.S. Capitol to lie in state, beginning a period of official mourning.

Kazakh government no fan of Borat

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Kazakhstan is threatening legal action against British comic Sacha Baron Cohen for his portrayal of fictional Kazakh TV personality Borat Sagdiyev.

Berger, Scowcroft write on nation building

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Two former U.S. national security advisers say the United States must consider post-war reconstruction as much as military action in planning nation building.

U.S. urging China to up value of renminbi

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury is warning China of impending protectionist measures unless Beijing boosts the value of its currency by at least 10 percent.

Powell remains firm on Iraq election

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says Iraq cannot postpone national elections, set for Jan. 30, Voice of America reported Monday.

Firms and non-profits try diplomacy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell's resignation this week, is likely to elicit some concern from European allies who had hoped that President Bush would take grea

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Kissinger archives tell of drunken Nixon

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- A Henry Kissinger telephone transcript released in Washington Wednesday suggests President Richard Nixon was once too drunk to speak with a prime minister.

Bush mulls new intelligence director post

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is considering creating a new position for a director of national intelligence to consolidate the work of 15 agencies.

Bush to tackle illegal workers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Suspect information that Iraq tried to get uranium from Africa was used by the White House to gain new support for using force against Iraq.

White House faulted on Iraq uranium claim

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Suspect information that Iraq tried to get uranium from Africa was used by the White House to gain new support for using force against Iraq. The administration was so keen to garner new support it disregarded intelligence community warnings the informatio

'Sleeping with the Devil,' and the Saudis

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Robert Baer is a retired CIA agent and the author of "See No Evil," a chronicle of the CIA and its loss of power and efficiency in the last few years.

Academic View: Bush's fateful choice

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- In the next few days President George W. Bush will make a final decision about war and peace; whichever way he decides will set off tremendous global tremors and may indeed be fateful in many other respects.

Bob Woodward details pre-Iraq White House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell was a major architect of the Bush administration's acceptance of a softer approach to Iraq, using U.N. weapons inspectors instea
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