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White House names possible shortlist for Flynn replacement

NEW YORK – His administration dealt a significant blow after not even a month in office, President Donald Trump must now fill a vital national security post after the resignation …


Trump’s Defense nominee James Mattis received anonymous email in Petraeus case, AP reports

The Associated Press has learned that President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for defense secretary was among several military officials whom the FBI concluded received anonymous letters from the woman who had …


U.S. investigating leak related to Petraeus case

The Defense Department is conducting a new leaks investigation related to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, the Associated Press confirmed Monday, …


Trump to meet with Petraeus, Romney as secretary of state battle heats up

President-elect Donald Trump will meet Monday with retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, a possible alternative choice for secretary of state amid an escalating feud over the position between supporters of …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2012, 5 p.m.

CIA director quits over extramarital affair

David Petraeus has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.


Obama makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

President Barack Obama slipped unannounced into dangerous Afghanistan on today, one year after widening an ever deadlier war and just days before a pivotal review about the 9-year-plus conflict.


Petraeus affirms restrictions

WASHINGTON – Afghanistan commander Army Gen. David Petraeus has renewed orders to American troops to refrain from calling in artillery or air power when battling Taliban forces unless they’re certain …


War’s deadliest month deals blow to coalition

KABUL, Afghanistan – As the Afghan war’s bloodiest month for Western forces drew to a close Wednesday, the widening scope and relentless tempo of battlefield casualties pointed to a formidable …


Petraeus may change battle rules

WASHINGTON – Gen. David Petraeus left open the possibility of recommending that President Barack Obama delay his plans to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan next summer if the new commander …


Outside Voices: McChrystal debacle reveals bigger problem

Chicago Tribune, June 24: President Barack Obama said that firing Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal was necessary to ensure that his national security team was working together. “I welcome debate, but …


Obama vows harmony in Afghan war

WASHINGTON – No more discord in the Afghanistan war command, President Barack Obama vows. With Gen. David Petraeus in charge, the president said Thursday he’s assembled the team that will …


Petraeus to take command in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama relieved Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal of command in Afghanistan on Wednesday, replacing him with the architect of the Iraq troop surge, Gen. David H. Petraeus, …


McChrystal out; Petraeus picked for Afghanistan

President Barack Obama ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Wednesday, saying that his scathing published remarks about administration officials undermine civilian control of the …


Petraeus treated for cancer

WASHINGTON – Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February and has since undergone two months of …


U.S. gets OK for new routes to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Army Gen. David Petraeus said Tuesday that the United States had reached agreements to open “additional logistical routes into Afghanistan” through its Central Asian neighbors to the north, …