President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech signaled a desire to avoid foreign entanglements that could endanger his domestic agenda. George Washington wasn’t able to do that, and Obama may not be either.
After a presidential campaign waged on the domestic terrain of jobs and economic growth, President Barack Obama is confronted by a volatile international environment that will help determine whether he can keep his promise to restore America’s prosperity.
The Pentagon is preparing for formal congressional review of an arms sale to the United Arab Emirates that includes about 600 satellite-guided bunker-buster bombs, according to three people familiar with the issue.
Iran and its leading oil buyers, China and India, are finding ways to skirt U.S. and European Union financial sanctions on the Islamic republic by agreeing to trade oil for local currencies and goods including wheat, soybean meal and consumer products.
Iran’s military continues to improve the accuracy and killing power of its long- and short-range ballistic missiles, including designing a weapon to target vessels, according to a Pentagon report to Congress.
The U.S. and 29 other nations have begun the biggest mine-clearing exercise in the Persian Gulf region, a show of force as tensions escalate over a threatened Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
The Pentagon notified Congress it wants to sell Israel as many as 6,900 tail kits used to convert free-fall bombs into satellite-guided ordnance, including weapons capable of penetrating hardened targets.