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The Swampby Katie Fretland Just two summers ago, North Korea tested seven missiles, including one that failed but was believed to be capable of reaching the United States. In October of the same year, the country's secretive leader, Kim Jong II,......
Spin CycleObama and McCain have both issued statements responding to Iran's test of a long-range missile capable of reaching Israel. Obama: ???These missile tests demonstrate once again that we need to change our policy to deal aggressively with the threat posed......
The Swampby Aamer Madhani In the wake of Russian threats against Poland for agreeing to host part of a proposed U.S. missile shield, Defense Secretary Robert Gates today said the Russians are singing "an old song" in their attempts to intimidate......
The Swampby Aamer Madhani The ongoing and increasingly sharp rhetorical exchange between Washington and Moscow escalated on Wednesday as the Bush administration moved one step closer to completing a deal to build an American missile shield in Poland, paving the...
Tags: Robert Gates, NATO, Government, White House, Alaska
The Swampby Bay Fang Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, answering widespread criticism that she had not stood up to Russia enough in the past month, talked tough to Moscow on Thursday, saying its invasion of Georgia had achieved no strategic objective,......
The Swampby Julian E. Barnes The nation's top military officer said Sunday that Iran has enough nuclear material to make a bomb, but Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Tehran was not close to building a weapon. Adm. Michael G. Mullen,......
Tags: Democratic Party, Robert Gates, George W. Bush, NATO, Government
The Swampby Christi Parsons PRAGUE -- President Barack Obama, condemning North Korea's missile launch, today called for a strong international response to deter future advancement of its nuclear program. "They, I think, have taken a provocative action,'' Obama...
The Swampby Mark Silva Robert Gates has served both President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush as secretary of defense. And now that Obama is escalating the war in Afghanistan that Bush began, the secretary says some things haven't......
Tags: Robert Gates, Government, Heavy Engineering, Japan, Police
The Swampby Mark Silva Is this Iran's response to President Barack Obama's call for a positive response to U.S. overtures for negotiations by the end of this year? Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he has test-fired a new advanced missile with......
The Swampby Mark Silva On his way to Arlington National Cemetery today, President Barack Obama paused to address the nuclear test that North Korea has carried out, to say that the international community must "stand up'' and "take action'' on North......
Tags: Barack Obama, United Nations, Defense, United States, Government
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, calling North Korea's reported underground nuclear test a "matter of grave concern,'' said early today that not only this, but also the apparent testing of another short-range missile "warrants action by the...
The Swampby Mark Silva A nuclear weapons-armed North Korea poses a "grave threat" to the world, President Barack Obama said today, promising to end a long-running pattern of Pyongyang creating crises only to be rewarded with incentives for backing down. "This........
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