One of the calculations in President Obama's decision Wednesday on U.S. troops in Afghanistan is the growing concern about the cost of military operations — not only in that country, but in other areas as well.Funding for NATO is coming under the microscope amid growing complaints about the U.S.
As budget concerns multiply, money worries have entered the debate over foreign policy strategy.Some policymakers cite fiscal savings as one compelling reason to begin a serious withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan next month.And the Obama administration has had to be fairly modest in its diplomati
The Justice Department has reached a plea deal in a controversial leak case against a former National Security Agency worker.Thomas Drake will plead guilty to one charge of unauthorized use of a computer because he accessed the agency's intranet and improperly shared that information with a reporter
Two Iraqi men are due in court in Kentucky on Wednesday to face charges that they tried to send missiles to al-Qaida. The men moved to the U.S. as part of a program to resettle thousands of refugees from Iraq.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates says that pension and health care costs are eating the U.S. military alive. And the Pentagon predicts that the cost of taking care of its troops and retirees will keep growing.Retired Maj. Gen.
Intelligence officials will tell you that no one in al-Qaida worries them more right now than a man named Saif al-Adel.A former colonel in the Egyptian army, al-Adel served in its special forces before he joined the terrorist group. Soon after he was a member, U.S.
Congress scrambled to renew three controversial provisions of the anti-terror Patriot Act that otherwise would have expired at midnight Thursday.Minutes before that deadline, President Obama was awakened in France; there he ordered an automated signing into law of the four-year extension that lawmak