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Fears in U.S. of bad peace deal with the Taliban

Aug 18, 2019 - 9:52 AM

In tweets, interviews, and op-ed pieces in newspapers, Americans caution against bringing home the 14,000 United States troops in Afghanistan

WITHDRAWAL WOES. In this photo taken on June 6, 2019, US soldiers look out over hillsides during a visit of the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan General Scott Miller at the Afghan National Army checkpoint in Nerkh district of Wardak province. Photo by Thomas Watkins/AFP

Suspense builds over Trump secretary of state search

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:10 AM

The world is keenly awaiting what will be his most prestigious appointment – America s next top diplomat – scrutinizing the process for clues as to the direction US policy will take after the Republican is sworn in on January 20

A pedestrian crosses 56th Street outside Trump Tower in New York City on December 5, 2016. Dominick Reuter/AFP

Trump mulls diplomat pick, plans victory tour

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:56 AM

Donald Trump steps up his contentious search for a secretary of state before he ditches cabinet interviews later this week to lead a victory tour kicking off in the swing state of Ohio

CENTER OF POWER. A view of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, November 16, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

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Trump meets Petraeus in fraught quest for top diplomat

Nov 29, 2016 - 7:54 AM

Trump spokesman Jason Miller says the president elect has met a number of well qualified candidates but declines to say how close he may be to a decision on the secretary of state vacancy

Ret. General and former CIA Director, David Petraeus, arrives for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on November 28, 2016 at Trump Tower in New York. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

Petraeus to plead guilty to spilling secrets to mistress

Mar 04, 2015 - 9:11 AM

Petraeus signs a plea deal and statement that indicate he will plead guilty to unauthorized removal and retention of classified material

A file photo dated 13 September 2011 shows Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director David Petraeus appearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence & House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence joint hearing entitled, 'The State of Intelligence Reform 10 Years After 9/11', on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Iraq PM under fire as US mulls air strikes on militants

Jun 19, 2014 - 11:19 PM

Baghdad has formally requested that Washington launch air strikes on the advancing militants but there were no signs US military action was imminent

'LEAD IRAQ.' In this photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaks at the opening of counter-terrorism conference in Baghdad, Iraq last March 12, 2014. File photo by Karim Kadim/Pool/EPA

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to teach at LA college

May 02, 2013 - 4:45 PM

Petraeus who has already agreed a teaching job in New York later this year will join the University of Southern California s faculty as a professor

CIA Director David Petraeus, testifies before the US Senate Intelligence Committee during a full committee hearing on "World Wide Threats." in this January 31, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER

Ex CIA head Petraeus says sorry for Broadwell affair

Mar 27, 2013 - 2:20 PM

Petraeus voiced regret for the pain caused by his relationship with his biographer Paula Broadwell

CIA Director David Petraeus, testifies before the US Senate Intelligence Committee during a full committee hearing on "World Wide Threats." in this January 31, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER

Hagel confirmed as next US defense chief

Feb 27, 2013 - 7:30 AM

After Hagel s bruising confirmation hearing and a 10 day delay thrown up by Republicans Senators voted 58 41 to confirm the former Republican senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran to replace outgoing Pentagon chief Leon Panetta

MR SECRETARY. US Senator Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, visits Amman in this July 22 2008, file photo. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards/FILES

Obama set to nominate Hagel as defense secretary

Jan 07, 2013 - 7:37 AM

US President Barack Obama is poised to nominate Chuck Hagel as his new defense secretary on Monday January 7 but Republicans are signaling a fierce confirmation fight even though he is one of their own

MR SECRETARY? US Senator Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, visits Amman in this July 22 2008, file photo. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards/FILES

Petraeus arrives for House intel hearing

Nov 16, 2012 - 9:05 PM

Ex CIA director David Petraeus arrived at the Capitol for the congressional hearings on the assault on the US mission in Libya

Jealous lover and bad luck brought down CIA chief

Nov 16, 2012 - 1:59 PM

It was an unlikely chain of events involving a jealous lover a Florida socialite and an over zealous FBI agent that led CIA chief David Petraeus to resign over an extramarital affair

CIA opens investigation into Petraeus scandal

Nov 16, 2012 - 10:09 AM

The CIA launches an internal inquiry following the resignation of its director David Petraeus who confessed to an extramarital affair

CIA Director David Petraeus, testifies before the US Senate Intelligence Committee during a full committee hearing on "World Wide Threats." in this January 31, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER

Obama backs Allen over Petraeus sex scandal

Nov 14, 2012 - 10:53 AM

US President Barack Obama backed the top US commander in Afghanistan on Tuesday November 13 after the four star general was dragged into the sex scandal that brought down CIA director David Petraeus

Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR) US General John Allen looks on following a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers at NATO headquarter in Brussels on Otober 10, 2012. AFP Photo / Thierry Charlier

US Afghanistan general linked to Petraeus scandal

Nov 13, 2012 - 2:27 PM

UPDATED The US commander in Afghanistan General John Allen is under investigation for inappropriate emails to a woman linked to the sex scandal involving former CIA director David Petraeus

Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR) US General John Allen looks on following a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers at NATO headquarter in Brussels on Otober 10, 2012. AFP Photo / Thierry Charlier

FBI agents search home of Petraeus lover: reports

Nov 13, 2012 - 12:42 PM

FBI agents searched the home of the woman at the center of a sex scandal behind David Petraeus s decision to step down as head of the Central Intelligence Agency

This July 13, 2011 handout image provide by International Security Assistance Force NATO, shows them ISAF Commander Gen. David Petraeus poses with his biographer Paula Broadwell in Afghanistan. AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / ISAF NATO

Petraeus regrets affair 'on so many levels': friend

Nov 13, 2012 - 8:25 AM

UPDATED Former CIA director David Petraeus deeply regrets the affair that brought down his military and intelligence career a close associate who spoke to him over the weekend said Monday

CIA Director David Petraeus, testifies before the US Senate Intelligence Committee during a full committee hearing on "World Wide Threats." in this January 31, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER

Broadwell: Petraeus' biographer... and his undoing

Nov 12, 2012 - 11:39 AM

Was her relationship with Petraeus whom she has called a mentor one of true love infatuation or even obsession? Why would she send threatening emails to someone she reportedly saw as a romantic rival and risk it all?

This July 13, 2011 handout image provide by International Security Assistance Force NATO, shows them ISAF Commander Gen. David Petraeus poses with his biographer Paula Broadwell in Afghanistan. AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / ISAF NATO

Lover's jealous emails led to CIA chief's downfall

Nov 12, 2012 - 8:15 AM

The FBI uncovered the affair that led to the resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus while investigating threatening emails sent by his lover to a second woman US media reported Sunday November 11

CIA Director David Petraeus, testifies before the US Senate Intelligence Committee during a full committee hearing on "World Wide Threats." in this January 31, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER