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White House ponders a strike over Libya attack

Facing political pressure to respond forcefully to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, the White House is readying strike forces and drones. First, though, it must identify a target.

Tags: DoD , State Department , President Barack Obama , Robert Grenier , al-Qaida

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 03:24am EDT

Biden, Ryan wrangle over budget, defense cuts

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said President Barack Obama has failed to produce a workable budget plan, while Vice President Joe Biden said budgets introduced by Ryan "eviscerated all the things that the middle class cares about."

Tags: Joe Biden , Paul Ryan , Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , debate , budget , defense cuts , sequestration , Afghanistan , Chris Stevens , Medicare , Social Security

Friday - 10/12/2012, 07:01am EDT

State Dept. reveals new details of Benghazi attack

Senior State Department officials on Tuesday revealed for the first time certain details of last month's tragedy in the former Libyan rebel stronghold, such as the efforts of a quick reaction force that rushed onto the scene and led the evacuation in a fierce gun battle that continued into the streets.

Tags: State , al-Qaida , Barack Obama , Chris Stevens

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 02:17am EDT

House committee: Security requests denied in Libya

Despite two explosions and dozens of other security threats, U.S. officials in Washington turned down repeated pleas from American diplomats in Libya to increase security at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi where the U.S. ambassador was killed, Republican leaders of a House committee said Tuesday.

Tags: State Department , Hillary Rodham Clinton , Congress , House , Darrell Issa , Jason Chaffetz , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ,

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 05:53pm EDT

Former CIA operative Edwin Wilson dies at 84

Edwin Wilson's high-powered, jet-setting life in the 1970s and early 1980s followed a career in the CIA. But it came crashing down when he was branded a traitor and convicted in 1983 for shipping 20 tons of C-4 plastic explosives to Libya

Tags: Edwin Wilson , CIA , Federal Drive ,

Sunday - 09/23/2012, 04:23am EDT

US officials say 2 warships moving toward Libya

The Pentagon ordered two warships to the Libyan coast in the aftermath of the attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three others, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Navy , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 08:34pm EDT

Obama condemns attack on U.S. ambassador to Libya

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton confirmed that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith were killed in an attack yesterday on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Tags: State Department , Chris Stevens

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 08:14am EDT
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Geopolitical issues facing the United States

STRATFOR Vice President of Intelligence Fred Burton joins host Derrick Dortch on today's show.
October 28, 2011

Tags: Stratfor , Occupy movement , terrorist threats , drug cartels , border crime , Iran , Mexican drug cartel , Fed Access , Derrick Dortch , Fred Burton

Friday - 10/28/2011, 10:42pm EDT
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Panetta won't rule out extending Libya mission

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says there is no clear set of conditions in Libya that will trigger an end to the combat mission.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , NATO

Friday - 10/07/2011, 12:48pm EDT

Libya Frees Al Qaida Prisoners

Libya has freed the leaders of an al Qaida linked group. The members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group claim to have renounced their old ways and connections to al Qaida. The twist here is that Libyan leader Muamar Gaddafi was not in agreement with the release, however his son, Saif al-Islam, who is the leader of the country's reformist movement is the chief proponent of the move. Last year, the group's leaders, while still in prison renowned violence and urged young people to seek inspiration from the Koran.

Tags: technology , Pentagon and Beyond , Pentagon , Al Qaida , Koran

Tuesday - 03/23/2010, 07:13pm EDT
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