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'Dirty Harry' supports gay marriage in California

'Dirty Harry' supports gay marriage in California

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood has lent his raspy-voiced, steely-eyed presence to the debate over gay marriage, signing on to a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down California's Proposition 8, which limits marriage to a man and a woman.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Commentary: Defense: Mutatis mutandis

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Sequestration, or confiscating something of value, gave pause to reassess a U.S. defense budget that is now 46 percent of the entire world’s defense spending.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

The Iranian cliff

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- If 2012 turned out to be the year of the "Cliff Hanger," what will 2013 bring? Consider the "Iranian cliff."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Nigerian minister's mother still held

ASABA, Nigeria, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Nigerian officials have heard nothing from the kidnappers of the mother of Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, police said Tuesday.
General says 'drumbeat' pushed Iraq war

General says 'drumbeat' pushed Iraq war

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs said Sunday that Pentagon officials pushed the Iraq war "almost to the point of insubordination."

Analysis: WMD Terror Commission starts up

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- A new blue-ribbon commission set up by Congress to offer the next administration advice about keeping nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction from falling into the hands of rogue states and terrorists held its first meeting in Washington last week.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Former Iraqi VP vows to back insurgency

BAGHDAD, May 27 (UPI) -- Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former vice president under Saddam Hussein, said the insurgency would continue in Iraq until U.S. forces were driven out.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 17, 2008.
By United Press International

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

Commentary: Iraq oil circus came to town

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- This week the circus came to town. Not Barnum and Bailey's but Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, and with it the three rings of a five-plus year war and occupation, politicians in their populist best pitches and the media echo of what the heck is going on with Iraq's oil revenue.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Why the war worked

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Whatever the costs of the Iraq war, it was a crucial catalyst of change in the Arab world.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Interview: Lee Kuan Yew -- Part 1

SINGAPORE, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- UPI Editor at Large Arnaud de Borchgrave interviewed Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Feb. 2. The following is the text of the interview.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Analysis: Chad unrest may be over oil

Like the militant movement in neighboring Nigeria, Chad's armed rebels are also upset with how the country handles revenue from its oil industry, according to experts.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

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
Wolfowitz rejoins Bush administration

Wolfowitz rejoins Bush administration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Former Pentagon second-in-command and World Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz has returned to the Bush administration as an adviser in the U.S. State Department.

Rice, 14 others, face subpoenas

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge ruled two ex-lobbyists who allegedly disclosed defense information can subpoena U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other officials.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 26, 2007.
By United Press International

Defense Focus: Israel's fence -- Part 2

JERUSALEM, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon build his massive concrete and barbed wire barrier to separate Palestinian areas of the West Bank and Gaza from Israel’s heartland and prevent suicide bombers form those areas wreaking havoc on civilian targets.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Defense Focus: Borders business -- Part 2

JERUSALEM, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon build his massive concrete and barbed wire barrier to separate Palestinian areas of the West Bank and Gaza from Israel’s heartland and prevent suicide bombers form those areas wreaking havoc on civilian targets.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Fixing global finance

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The global economy is under new management, if those somewhat battered institutions the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund may be said to play such a managerial role.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

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, oil and Greenspan's Gospel

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- History and reality cap the fallout from former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan’s one-liner in his new book that the war in Iraq is “largely about oil.”
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Padilla files suit against U.S. officials

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Convicted al-Qaida member Jose Padilla is suing 60 current and former U.S. officials for what his lawyers claim were abusive tactics used against him.

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

Wolfowitz leaving World Bank

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- Outgoing World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz plans to continue public policy work when he steps down from his Washington-based job at the end of the month.
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