Report: Deal close on U.S. presence in Afghanistan after 2014

Report: Deal close on U.S. presence in Afghanistan after 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Washington and Kabul are close to reaching a bilateral security agreement on the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan after next year, source told USA Today.

Petraeus warns about sequester cuts in opinion piece

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- The former commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan warns automatic budget cuts known as sequestration could end up harming national security.
More IEDs found before exploding

More IEDs found before exploding

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Afghan insurgents planted 4,472 bombs this spring and summer, more than at any other time during the war, Pentagon figures indicate.

Obama's foreign policy earns praise

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The foreign policy directives of U.S. President Barack Obama in trouble spots ranging from NATO to Pakistan are on solid ground, analysts say.

The looming issue of Iraqi Kurdistan

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Ethnic divisions and territorial ambitions in the northern regions of Iraq are a greater challenge than immediate security and political concerns, analysts say.

Obama criticized for not visiting Iraq

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is being faulted by critics for not having visited Iraq since January 2006, observers say.

Predator missions increase in Iraq

BAGHDAD, April 29 (UPI) -- The number of missions conducted by unmanned aerial Predator drones over Iraq doubled as fighting intensified in Baghdad's Sadr City, analysts say.

Iran keeps pledge to thwart Iraqi arms

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Iran appears to be keeping its October promise to help stop arms heading into Iraq, top-ranking U.S. officials said.

Pentagon errs in Iraq sniper numbers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A Pentagon request for extra funding to combat growing sniper attacks in Iraq was wrong, as such attacks are decreasing, USA Today reported Tuesday.

Some experts said to favor Iraq partition

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Some foreign policy experts are said to be considering the possibility of a partitioned Iraq. Such a situation is believed be a possible way to preempt violent ethnic cleansing, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

U.S. Iraq policy changes foreseen

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The reduction of Republican influence in Washington will see a change in U.S. policy on Iraq, the Christian Science Monitor said Wednesday.

Rumsfeld on way to breaking another record

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is on his way to surpassing Robert McNamara as the longest-serving U.S. secretary of Defense.

Generals call for gradual Iraq withdrawal

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. generals running the war in Iraq, in a new assessment, say a gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops is imperative.

Report: U.S. can't win Iraq war

BAGHDAD, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- An analysis of a U.S. newspaper group concludes the United States is headed toward defeat in the Iraqi war.

Experts: Intel chief not in White House

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A panel of experts and former officials told lawmakers Wednesday that a new intelligence chief should not sit in the White House.

Success in Iraq necessary, panelists say

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- A panel of scholars and journalists agreed in a Washington symposium Wednesday U.S. political and military success in Iraq is vital for that nation's future.

Foreign donors set $13B for Iraq

MADRID, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Foreign contributions for rebuilding Iraq will total $13 billion, exceeding the expectations of the donor conference in Madrid a report said Saturday.

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

Short-term enlistments will help military

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A new, short-term volunteer enlistment option for America's armed forces will diversify the force structure, ease the strains of long-duration conflicts on the reserves and curb rising costs, a think tank says.
LISA TROSHINSKY, United Press International

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

Washington Agenda-Weekahead

By United Press International

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

Rebuilding Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The bombing has stopped, the Taliban and al Qaida terrorists are on the run, and there is a western-friendly interim government in Kabul.
JASON MOLL, for United Press International

Terrorism threatens environmental resource

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- An oil pipeline, water reservoir or other environmentally sensitive site could be the target of the next terrorist attack, according to a new think tank report.
SUSAN HELEN MORAN, Special to United Press International
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