Lipstick on an earmark

...State Department says is no longer justified ? when that money would be better spent on, say, more security at U.S. embassies?Why spend $86 million on an earmark for the National Guard Counterdrug Program when we already spend $2 billion...

'Saigon has fallen' -- a reporter's view of Vietnam War's end

...Vietnam. The main crisis unfolds in and around the U.S. Embassy, a six-story building with a concrete lattice facade...and go. AT 2 THE FOLLOWING MORNING, April 30, the U.S. embassy needs to destroy all its communications equipment in...

Appeasement isn't the answer

...the rules and become a "very successful regional power."Obama even said he would not rule out re-opening the U.S. embassy in Tehran ? the same embassy overrun more than 30 years ago by the Islamist radicals who now rule the country with...

At a 'fateful crossroads,' a call to link arms

...network. It blew up the Jewish community center and the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires. It helped al-Qaida bomb U.S. embassies in Africa. It even attempted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, right here in Washington, D.C."Where is...

Radical Islamist action rekindles possibility of Kurdish independence

...soon would be leaving Afghanistan.He made good on his first promise. EXCEPT FOR A handful of forces guarding the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and a band of advisors now assisting the Iraqi army, there are no more American fighting men and women...

US, China vow to improve cooperation despite disputes

...Woeser, was placed under house arrest along with her husband late Tuesday. Tsering Woeser said she was invited to a U.S. Embassy dinner Wednesday, but now couldn't attend.

Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan base

...Memorial Day weekend visit on the troops serving in the war's closing months. Karzai's office said it had declined a U.S. Embassy invitation for him to go to Bagram to see Obama. The White House said Obama was not meeting with the outgoing Afghan...

Graham starts re-election campaign in earnest

...more about restricting abortion and hammers President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the four Americans who died at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.Graham said he refined some of his positions after a bit of self-reflection before opening...

US parents stuck in Congo with adopted children

...suspension, but Alana Carroll said the families wished the U.S. Embassy staff would press harder to get the cases moving...Danielle Anderson, a former consular staffer at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa.The spouses who are waiting in Kinshasa...

Somber nation marks 50th anniversary of JFK death

...Dublin, a half-dozen Irish soldiers toting guns with brilliantly polished bayonets formed an honor guard outside the U.S. Embassy as the American flag was lowered to half-staff. An Irish army commander at the embassy drew a sword and held it...