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WH adviser: Successful Crimea secession vote won't be recognized

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- A White House adviser said Crimea's secession vote won't be recognized Sunday while a congressman predicted Russia's annexation bid would backfire.

Mocking Obama's Iran policy

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- In an Iranian mosque with hundreds of worshipers present and thousands more watching on television, he denigrated the United States and urged his listeners to chant "Death to America."
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Biden 'undecided' about 2016 White House run

Biden 'undecided' about 2016 White House run

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he still hasn't decided whether to make another run for the White House in 2014.
Gates warns U.K. defense cuts may imperil relationship with U.S.

Gates warns U.K. defense cuts may imperil relationship with U.S.

LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Planned cuts in Britain's armed forces will limit its ability to be a strong ally of the United States, former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.

Gates: Book 'hijacked' by people with political agendas

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he was disappointed by the reaction to his memoir, saying it had been "hijacked" for political purposes.
Reince Priebus: Hillary Clinton authentic enough for presidency?

Reince Priebus: Hillary Clinton authentic enough for presidency?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The chairman of the Republican Party, Reince Priebus, said Sunday he questions whether Hillary Clinton is authentic enough to serve the country as president.

Robert Gates 'didn't enjoy' time as U.S. secretary of defense

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said he "didn't enjoy" his role of putting "young men and women in harm's way for their country's sake."

White House heaps praise on Vice President Joe Biden

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The White House, responding to a book's criticism of Joe Biden's policy handling, called the U.S. vice president "one of the leading statesmen of his time."

White House sees no tension likely with Karzai over Gates book

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Comments in a new book reportedly relating to Hamid Karzai are unlikely to raise tensions with the Afghan president, the White House press secretary said.
Gates offers critical take on Obama's Afghan policy

Gates offers critical take on Obama's Afghan policy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- In a forthcoming memoir, former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates charges President Barack Obama with failing to trust his top military leaders.
Robert Gates breaks vertebra, book tour at full steam

Robert Gates breaks vertebra, book tour at full steam

SEATTLE, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates fractured his first vertebra in a fall New Year's Day but won't scale back his book tour, his office said Thursday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
By United Press International

McCain says Obama should apologize to Angela Merkel

BERLIN, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain says President Obama owes German Chancellor Angela Merkel an apology for U.S. eavesdropping on her cellphone.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
By United Press International

Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees case kicked from civilian court

SEATTLE, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A civilian court can't consider an ex-Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee's claims he was taken, tortured, degraded and denied due process, a federal court ruled.
Assad denies responsibility for chemical attacks

Assad denies responsibility for chemical attacks

MOSCOW, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad said Wednesday the chemical weapons attack in his country was "despicable" but it wasn't his forces that used them.
Obama: Renewed Benghazi attack controversy 'sideshow'

Obama: Renewed Benghazi attack controversy 'sideshow'

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The controversy over his administration's initial response to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is a "sideshow," President Obama said Monday.

Gates says critics have 'cartoonish' view of military

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said critics of the lack of response to the attack on the Libyan consulate had a "cartoonish" view of the military.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 11, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 28, 2013.
By United Press International
Drones over America

Drones over America

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Suddenly drones are everywhere -- not in the skies over the United States, as they will be in their thousands in a few years, and not just hovering over foreign battlefields to strike terror in the heart of al-Qaida -- but as the focus of debate in the U.S. Congress and elsewhere.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Isn't IT time to pivot a bit back to Europe?

BRUSSELS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Last year, the Obama administration released its latest strategic guidance for the Pentagon. The lead headline read "U.S. pivots to Asia."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Gates, lawmakers push for drone oversight

Gates, lawmakers push for drone oversight

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A former defense secretary and several lawmakers said a U.S. president should not be empowered to order drone strikes on U.S. citizens without an outside check.
Albright, Brzezinski back Hagel

Albright, Brzezinski back Hagel

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A group of former U.S. secretaries of state and defense sent a letter to the U.S. Senate endorsing former Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary.
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