Commentary: Romney's competing teams

Commentary: Romney's competing teams

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The jockeying for position in a Romney presidency is well under way. Dark horses and gray eminences are vying for position with the new neocons.

Witness: Cheney probably knew of torture

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- A former U.S. military official says U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney may have known military personnel were using torture techniques on Iraqi detainees.
CIA memo: Torture 'subject to perception'

CIA memo: Torture 'subject to perception'

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- A CIA lawyer told U.S. Defense Department officials that harsh interrogation techniques were permissible, documents from a congressional investigation showed.

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.

Analysis: GOP, Dems clueless over oil

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- Global oil prices spiked at nearly $127 a barrel this week, and Republicans and Democrats alike in Congress don't have the faintest idea what to do about it.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Defense Focus: FCS follies -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- In his classic work "Command in War," Israeli military historian Martin van Creveld describes how the German General Staff in the first years of the 20th century under Field Marshal Alfred Count von Schlieffen was determined to bring scientific rationalism and perfect comprehension to the battlefield by micro-managing the deployment of millions of men with overwhelming firepower to crush France in the very first weeks of any conflict.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

BMD Focus: O'Reilly moves up -- Part 1

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- It was fitting timing that the U.S. Missile Defense Agency held its latest successful interception test of an incoming intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday, Sept. 26. For the test took place five days before Brig. Gen. Patrick J. O'Reilly, the MDA's deputy director, received his second star.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Analysis: Iraq, who is to blame?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- With the situation in Iraq becoming more complicated amid increasing setbacks so too is the political recrimination becoming more apparent. Meanwhile, attributing blame for the failures in Iraq is turning into something of a national pastime.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Pentagon tailored Iraq intel, panel hears

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The Pentagon's inspector general told a Senate committee Friday the U.S. Defense Department tailored intelligence findings on Iraq to the audience.

Feith 'predisposed' to link Iraq, terror

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Douglas Feith, an architect of President George W. Bush's Iraq war policy, was "predisposed" to find links between Iraq and al-Qaida, a Pentagon report says.

WH sends ambassadorial picks to Senate

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- The White House sent the names of five ambassadorial nominees to the U.S. Senate Monday for confirmation, as well as nominations for other government posts.

BioWar: Proposals to open Russia BW sites

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense reportedly is weighing a proposal to secure as many as 74 possible Russian bioweapons sites so terrorists cannot obtain possession of the pathogens stored there.
DEE ANN DIVIS, Senior Science & Technology Editor

Pakistan still waiting for US F-16 jets

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Department Undersecretary Douglas Feith says Washington is still considering Pakistan's controversial request to buy F-16 fighter aircraft.

Pakistan to push U.S. for F-16s

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Pakistan is expected to press the United States for a supply of F-16 fighter jets when defense officials of the two nations meet Thursday. Douglas Feith, U.S. undersecretary of defense for policy, and Gen. Hamid Nawaz Khan, Pakistan's defense secretary, w

Controversial Feith leaving Pentagon post

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith is resigning his post at the Pentagon, according to senior defense officials.

U.S. asks Israel to hold Chinese drones

JERUSALEM, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The United States is demanding Israel not return to China drones that were sent to it for repairs and upgrading, Haaretz reports.

U.S. questions Israeli-Chinese arms deal

JERUSALEM, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Israel's Defense Ministry confirmed Wednesday the United States has once again raised the issue of arms sales to China.

Feith won't rule out force against Iran

JERUSALEM, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The United States hasn't ruled out military strikes against Iran's nuclear sites, a senior Pentagon official has told the Jerusalem Post.

State officials questioned in spy probe

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. State Department officials are reportedly being questioned as part of an investigation into the alleged presence of an Israeli spy at the Pentagon.

State asked to cooperate on spy probe

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has been ordered to fully cooperate with investigators looking into an alleged spy for Israel at the Pentagon.

Israel denies it had pentagon spy

JERUSALEM, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Israeli government denied Saturday allegations that a senior U.S. defense official spied for Israel, the BBC reported.

FBI may arrest alleged Israeli spy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The FBI may arrest a Pentagon official next week for allegedly giving classified U.S. data on Iran to Israel, the Washington Post reported Saturday.

FBI investigating claims of Israeli spy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The FBI is reportedly investigating a Pentagon staffer who allegedly passed classified information to Israel.

Rockefeller challenged by Pentagon

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV has been challenged by the Pentagon to corroborate allegations he made about pre-war intelligence.

Pentagon Official hints at base closings

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- Pentagon officials assured a House panel Wednesday information culled from a study of the U.S. global force posture will soon be sent to Congress.
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