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CIA pushes back on Benghazi in public hearing

CIA pushes back on Benghazi in public hearing

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Michael Morell denied allegations that politics played a role in the CIA's actions in the days after the attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans.
Gabrielle Levy
White House sending national security adviser to Israel

White House sending national security adviser to Israel

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- National Security Adviser Susan Rice will travel to Israel in May as the head of the U.S. delegation for the U.S.-Israel Consultative group meeting.
JC Finley

Rice says U.S. will help save Ukraine's economy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The United States will likely be part of international efforts to shore up the economy of restive Ukraine, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Sunday.
Obama briefed on Olympic security

Obama briefed on Olympic security

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama was briefed Tuesday in the White House Situation Room about security at the Olympics and American cooperation with Russian authorities.
JC Finley

Obama: U.S. offers full cooperation to Russia for Olympic security

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama held a meeting in the White House Situation Room Tuesday on the U.S. government's security efforts at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

South Sudan 'extremely volatile,' U.N. says

GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Friday the security situation in South Sudan is "extremely volatile."

New death toll sharply higher in South Sudan violence

JUBA, South Sudan, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A new estimate hikes the death toll from South Sudan's crisis sharply as a U.S. official questioned the government's claim a coup attempt sparked the violence.
Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue

Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- While nightmares can be terrifying, waking up always brings one back to reality. But what if, as in the horror movie "Nightmare on Elm Street," waking only brought uncertainty as to whether one was returning to reality or a recurring nightmare?
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
NSA director says Snowden shouldn't get amnesty

NSA director says Snowden shouldn't get amnesty

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Edward Snowden, who has revealed hundreds of thousands of U.S. secrets, should "come back and face justice," says President Obama's national security adviser.

Obama cautions South Sudan on 'use of military force'

KAMPALA, Uganda, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The White House cautioned South Sudanese leaders Saturday "any effort to seize power" through military force would lead to the end of U.S. support.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
By United Press International
George W. Bush shows off paintings while traveling on Air Force One

George W. Bush shows off paintings while traveling on Air Force One

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The flight on Air Force One to South Africa was a crowded affair, with a former president, two former first ladies, and a slew of advisors hitching a ride with the Obamas headed to the Nelson Mandela memorial service.
Gabrielle Levy

Newtonian physics and international politics

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Whether any U.S. president has the courage and boldness to delegate responsibility and authority to government and crisis response is at quesiton.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Hagel not expected to meet with Afghan president during visit

Hagel not expected to meet with Afghan president during visit

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Afghanistan Saturday amid continuing diplomatic fencing over keeping U.S. troops in the country past 2014.

Rice pledges more support for HIV/AIDS fight

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Tuesday the country has renewed and expanded its pledge to help fight the spread of HIV/AIDS around the world.

Karzai says drone strike killed child

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai firmed up his stand against signing a security pact with the United States after charging a drone strike had killed a child.

White House seeks other ways to get Afghan security pact signed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say they are pushing other Afghan officials to sign a security pact after President Hamid Karzai refused to sign it until after April elections.
Envoy Caroline Kennedy says China's defense zone undercuts security

Envoy Caroline Kennedy says China's defense zone undercuts security

BEIJING, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Caroline Kennedy, the new U.S. ambassador to Japan, criticized China's establishing an air defense zone that included disputed islands in the East China Sea.
U.S.-Afghan security agreement falling apart as President Karzai issues new demands

U.S.-Afghan security agreement falling apart as President Karzai issues new demands

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S.-Afghanistan security agreement reached last week and supported by Afghan tribal elders may fall apart as Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai issued new demands Monday in a meeting with National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
JC Finley
Karzai makes new demands in meeting with Rice

Karzai makes new demands in meeting with Rice

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is holding firm to his decision to delay signing a U.S. security agreement and set new conditions for the deal, officials said.
Report: U.S., Afghans reach agreement on long-term presence

Report: U.S., Afghans reach agreement on long-term presence

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. and Afghan officials said Wednesday they had resolved final disputes over the agreement on long-term American presence in Afghanistan.
Obama: Iran won't snooker U.S., allies in nuclear talks

Obama: Iran won't snooker U.S., allies in nuclear talks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama Tuesday tried to assure lawmakers and business executives Iran won't snooker the United States and its allies during nuclear negotiations.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

Is anyone home at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue?

BRUSSELS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Two of the United States' most vital interests are represented and co-located in Brussels.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Obama, Italian PM Letta meet in Oval Office

Obama, Italian PM Letta meet in Oval Office

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama met with Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta Thursday in the Oval Office, where they discussed trade, Syria, Afghanistan and Libya.
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