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An expert's view on Afghanistan strategy discussionsupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 00:20:00

A meeting between President Obama and his national security team Wednesday could be a turning point in the war in Afghanistan, says someone who's been in similar meetings.

Afghanistan: The way forwardupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 00:20:00

Tony Harris discusses the US strategy in Afghanistan with CNN journalists. North Korea Nuclear Deal Falling Apartupdated: Sat Sep 20 2008 03:00:00

A rare foreign policy success for the Bush administration is imploding as North Korea backs away from pledges to abandon nuclear weapons

Larry King: Bush and Iraqupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 13:03:00

Larry talks with author Bob Woodward about his new book about the Bush Administration and the surge in Iraq.

Secret killing program is key in Iraq, Woodward saysupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 13:03:00

The dramatic drop in violence in Iraq is due in large part to a secret program the U.S. military has used to kill terrorists, according to a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward.

Bush welcomes North Korean move on nuclear programupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 20:40:00

North Korea handed over its long-awaited nuclear program declaration to officials from China on Thursday.

Iraq expected to be focus of Bush's U.K. visitupdated: Sun Jun 15 2008 21:24:00

President Bush arrived Sunday in London to discuss the war in Iraq and other issues with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Israeli PM Scandal Takes Back Seatupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 13:00:00

A scandal engulfing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was pushed into the background as the embattled Israeli leader and President Bush declared their resolve against Iran

Saudis rebuff Bush's request to pump more oilupdated: Fri May 16 2008 22:20:00

Saudi Arabia Friday rebuffed President Bush's request to immediately pump more oil to lower record prices, saying it does not see enough demand to increase production. Saudis: More Oil Production Unneededupdated: Fri May 16 2008 16:00:00

Saudi Arabia's leaders made clear Friday they see no reason to increase oil production until customers demand it, apparently rebuffing President Bush

Israelis, Palestinians clash as Bush arrives in Israelupdated: Wed May 14 2008 22:39:00

Israelis and Palestinians clashed in Gaza, killing four Palestinians including a teen, as President Bush arrived Wednesday in Israel to prod the oft-stalled Mideast peace process. Burma Military Refusing US Aidupdated: Wed May 07 2008 20:05:00

The top U.S. diplomat in the Asian nation said its military junta was "paranoid" about accepting American help

France offers more troops for Afghanistanupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 03:21:00

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday that his government is willing to commit more troops to the war in Afghanistan, calling the fight there "crucial" to the NATO alliance.

More than 100 dead in two days of Iraq fightingupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 22:33:00

Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urged the Iraqi government to end a crackdown on his militia after two days of fighting left more than 100 people dead across southern Iraq, an aide said Wednesday.

Official: Bush will visit Putin in Russiaupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 18:25:00

President Bush plans to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Russian coastal town of Sochi next month at Putin's invitation, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley told reporters Wednesday. Kenyan Rivals Sign Peace Dealupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 11:00:00

Political rivals trying to lead Kenya out of weeks of violence that left more than 1,000 people dead signed an agreement Thursday, a U.N. spokesman said How to Decorate Like An Emirupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 18:15:00

The gaudy accommodations and welcomes for Bush reflect not just oil wealth in the Gulf but obstacles to democracy as well Bush in Talks With Saudi Kingupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 11:35:00

President Bush, on his first visit to this oil-rich kingdom, delivered a major arms sale Monday to its ally in a region where the U.S. casts neighboring Iran as a menacing threat

Warship harassed by Guardupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 16:43:00

The U.S. Navy releases video of the confrontation with Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboats in the Persian Gulf.

Bush calls Iran 'threat to world peace'updated: Wed Jan 09 2008 16:43:00

The war of words between United States and Tehran continued Wednesday, with President Bush repeating his assertion that Iran is "a threat to world peace."

Bush: I'm 'nudging' Israelis, Palestinians toward peaceupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 13:31:00

President Bush claimed credit Wednesday for "nudging" Israeli and Palestinian leaders toward a two-state peace deal just hours after he arrived in the region on a Mideast tour.

Bush: Iran threatening world peaceupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 13:21:00

Iran has denounced video and audio recordings released by the United States of the two nations' confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz as "fabricated," according to statements carried by state-run television station.

Security for Bush's visitupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 13:21:00

CNN's Atika Shubert looks at security measures for President Bush's visit to Israel and Palestinian territories.

Analysis: Is Bush Mideast trip making up for lost time?updated: Wed Jan 09 2008 07:17:00

Christ was born in Bethlehem just five miles away from here, and now thousands of years later this historic city has become the birthplace of -- all things -- a new blog the White House hopes will help bring positive attention to President Bush's Mideast tour that begins Wednesday. The Fallout from the Iran Nukes Reportupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 23:00:00

A US National Intelligence Estimate concludes that Iran is not an imminent nuclear weapons threat. What does this change?

Cheney back to work after doctors fix heartbeatupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 11:52:00

Vice President Dick Cheney went back to his normal work schedule Tuesday, a day after doctors used an electrical current to correct an irregular heartbeat, his spokesman said. Bush's Surprise Iraq Visitupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 11:00:00

The President stopped by for "first hand" intelligence, but promised soldiers that a drawdown will only be "from a position of strength and success"

White House snubs GOP Iraq planupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 22:43:00

The White House on Sunday rejected a call by leading Republicans to begin charting a new course in Iraq, with National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley saying the administration would await a September report from the top U.S. commander.

Senate Dems plan long debateupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 22:43:00

Senate Dems plan long debate

Palestinian gunmen renounce attacks under Israeli amnesty dealupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 06:29:00

Israel has agreed to remove 178 Palestinian militants from its watch list after the armed fugitives signed a pledge renouncing attacks against Israel and accepted the principles of the group's new West Bank-based interim government. Can Bush Save the Surge?updated: Wed Jul 11 2007 18:05:00

As more Republicans defect on Iraq, the White House presses its counter offensive to shore up support

GOP Bush dissenters to propose Iraq shiftupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 05:19:00

Two key GOP dissenters from President Bush's war strategy are working to shift its emphasis away from the so-called "surge" in the wake of an upcoming progress report on Iraqi benchmarks.

Official: White House looking for 'war czar'updated: Fri Apr 13 2007 00:48:00

White House aides, with U.S. President George W. Bush's blessing, are actively trying to hire a new point person to help pilot the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, an administration official told CNN.

Analysts: Iraq report lays out tough road for successupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 15:20:00

The national intelligence estimate on Iraq released Friday does not address whether the president's plan to "surge" up to 21,500 troops into Iraq will work, but it lays out an extremely chaotic and complex situation that will make it difficult for those troops to succeed, intelligence and military analysts told CNN.

White House: Can't rule out attack on Iranupdated: Sun Jan 14 2007 12:53:00

The White House said Sunday it is not planning military action against Iran, but refused to rule out the possibility, bucking pressure from several senators who said the administration is not authorized to do so.

Hadley: Bush knows changes needed in Iraqupdated: Sun Dec 03 2006 20:43:00

White House national security adviser Stephen Hadley said Sunday that President Bush realizes "we need to make some changes" in Iraq policy.

Nine U.S. troops killed in Iraqupdated: Sun Dec 03 2006 18:37:00

Nine U.S. troops died in Iraq during the weekend, including five killed by roadside bombs, the U.S. military reported Sunday.

Source: Iraq panel to advise gradual U.S. pullbackupdated: Thu Nov 30 2006 03:11:00

The nonpartisan Iraq Study Group will recommend a "gradual but meaningful" reduction of U.S. troops begin "relatively early in the new year," a source familiar with the group's deliberations said Thursday.

Colin Powell says Iraq in a 'civil war'updated: Wed Nov 29 2006 11:34:00

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that Iraq's violence meets the standard of civil war and that if he were heading the State Department now, he might recommend that the administration use that term.

Iraqi leader under fire from U.S., Shiite supportersupdated: Wed Nov 29 2006 09:22:00

Iraq's prime minister saw his support erode on two fronts Wednesday as a White House memo questioned his leadership and a powerful political bloc suspended participation in Iraq's government.

White House memo doubts Iraqi leader's abilitiesupdated: Wed Nov 29 2006 07:03:00

Iraq's prime minister saw his support eroding in two fronts Wednesday as a White House memo questioned his leadership and key backers within Iraq's government suspended support of his administration.

Bush blames al Qaeda in Iraq for sectarian strifeupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 04:26:00

President Bush on Tuesday called the latest violence in Iraq "part of a pattern" of attacks by al Qaeda in Iraq to divide Shiites and Sunnis and vowed again he won't support the removal of U.S. troops "before the mission is complete."

Suicide bomber kills 10 on Baghdad busupdated: Mon Nov 13 2006 05:11:00

A suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt blew himself up inside a bus Monday in northeastern Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 17 others, emergency police said.

3 'terrorists' die in Afghan raidupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 08:30:00

Afghan and coalition forces have killed "three armed terrorists" and detained another in a raid near an eastern Afghan town, the Combined Forces Command said.

U.N. official: Bush, Iranian leader will avoid each otherupdated: Mon Sep 18 2006 22:00:00

As President Bush and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attend the United Nations General Assembly meeting on Tuesday, a top U.N. official said the two men likely will do their best to steer clear of each other.

Iraqi PM to Congress: Baghdad wants to be regional stabilizerupdated: Wed Jul 26 2006 07:02:00

Iraq's prime minister told Congress on Wednesday that his nation wants to play a role in Mideast stability and to encourage dialogue to solve international conflicts.

North Korea test-fires 7th missileupdated: Wed Jul 05 2006 00:05:00

North Korea test-fired a seventh missile Wednesday -- amid international furor over the regime's launch of six missiles just hours earlier.

Japan to take N. Korea launches to U.N. updated: Tue Jul 04 2006 20:09:00

Japan will protest North Korea's missile test launches to the U.N. Security Council, Japan's chief Cabinet secretary said, and the United States called the tests "provocative."

U.S. officials: North Korea tests long-range missileupdated: Tue Jul 04 2006 11:53:00

North Korea test-fired a long-range missile and five shorter-range rockets early Wednesday, but the closely watched long-range test failed within a minute, U.S. officials said.

U.S. Navy test intercepts warheadupdated: Fri Jun 23 2006 07:08:00

A U.S. warship has successfully knocked down a short-range missile fired from Hawaii, the Pentagon has said, amid global concerns about a possible North Korea missile test.

Bush to push for more Iraq aidupdated: Wed Jun 21 2006 04:17:00

U.S. President George W. Bush is meeting with European Union leaders in Vienna, where he is expected to push for more aid for Iraq.

Secrets of the president's trip to Baghdadupdated: Wed Jun 14 2006 13:27:00

The symbol of the United States sat blacked out on the tarmac, lights out, window shades down as a man in a white shirt with an unmistakable voice stood in a darkened narrow passageway, greeting the passengers Tuesday as they made their way on board.

Brzezinski calls for direct talksupdated: Sun May 14 2006 15:14:00

The national security adviser under former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that the United States should open direct talks with Iran over its nuclear program, and dismissed the current negotiations as "absurd."

Concerns raised over Guard border planupdated: Sun May 14 2006 10:47:00

As President Bush prepared to address the nation on immigration, U.S. lawmakers and Mexico's president on Sunday raised concerns about the possible deployment of U.S. National Guard troops along the border.

Bush adviser: Hayden 'an independent thinker'updated: Mon May 08 2006 07:46:00

President Bush on Monday nominated Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden as director of the CIA.

Bush nominates Hayden as CIA chiefupdated: Mon May 08 2006 06:47:00

President Bush on Monday nominated Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden to be the new CIA chief, setting up a possible battle with members of Congress who question whether his military status is right for the spy agency.

Bush apologizes to Hu for protesterupdated: Fri Apr 21 2006 01:58:00

U.S. President George W. Bush and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao made little headway on trade after a White House ceremony, which was disrupted by a lone heckler and the misidentification of China's anthem.

The Roving investigatorupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 11:47:00

Reporters like to be the ones asking the questions, but the Valerie Plame leak investigation just hasn't been working that way. In his quest to find out whether White House officials leaked that Plame was a CIA officer as a way to punish her husband Joseph Wilson, a former ambassador and a critic of the White House case for the Iraq war, special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has got testimony from a parade of journalists, including Judith Miller of the New York Times, Matthew Cooper of TIME, NBC's Tim Russert and Bob Woodward of the Washington Post. Now add one more to the list: TIME correspondent Viveca Novak.

Cheney raps Democrats on war chargesupdated: Thu Nov 17 2005 10:45:00

Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday lambasted Democrats accusing the Bush administration of misleading the country on prewar intelligence about Iraq, calling their allegations "one of the most dishonest and reprehensible charges ever aired in this city."

Bush adviser: Intelligence accusations 'flat wrong'updated: Mon Nov 14 2005 03:28:00

President Bush's national security adviser defended the administration Sunday against accusations that it misled the nation about the need for war with Iraq as Democrats stepped up their attacks on the president's candor.

Prewar CIA report doubted claim that al Qaeda sought WMD in Iraqupdated: Thu Nov 10 2005 21:05:00

A January 2003 CIA report raised doubts about a claim that al Qaeda sent operatives to Iraq to acquire chemical and biological weapons -- assertions that were repeated later by then-Secretary of State Colin Powell to the United Nations in making the case for the invasion of Iraq.

Bush arrives for Summit of the Americasupdated: Thu Nov 03 2005 21:36:00

President Bush arrived Thursday night in Argentina for a summit with other leaders from across the Americas, where trade issues and fighting poverty are expected to be major topics of conversation.

EU looks into 'secret CIA jails'updated: Thu Nov 03 2005 07:52:00

The European Commission has said it will look into reports that the CIA set up secret jails for al Qaeda captives in eastern Europe.

Report: CIA operates secret prisonsupdated: Wed Nov 02 2005 21:16:00

Suspected terrorists in U.S. custody are being treated humanely, Bush administration officials said Wednesday after a report that American agents are holding prisoners in a worldwide network of secret facilities.

Was Mohammed Atta overlooked?updated: Mon Aug 22 2005 11:11:00

That question has recently been buzzing around Washington, but now the chairman of the defunct 9/11 commission has lashed out at the Bush Administration for failing to address publicly claims that the panel ignored a tip that Atta had been flagged in the U.S. as a terrorist well before he led the 2001 attacks.

More talk, little progress with NKupdated: Tue May 17 2005 22:25:00

South Korea has agreed to hold another day of negotiations with the North after failing to convince Pyongyang to rejoin stalled six-country talks on its nuclear ambitions.

Seoul bids to woo NK back to talksupdated: Mon May 16 2005 18:35:00

On the first day of talks between South and North Korea in nearly a year, the delegation from the South offered the North a "significant proposal" to rejoin the six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.

Pakistan seizes 'al Qaeda No. 3'updated: Wed May 04 2005 07:40:00

The alleged No. 3 man in al Qaeda -- believed responsible for the terror group's global operations -- has been captured in northwest Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan, Pakistani and U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Bush urges Saudis to increase oil productionupdated: Mon Apr 25 2005 07:07:00

With gas prices soaring at the pump, President Bush met with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah on Monday to discuss oil output and a host of other issues, but officials said the meeting ended with no promises from Riyadh to increase its short-term oil production, as the White House had hoped.

Bush arrives for summit with Putinupdated: Wed Feb 23 2005 02:20:00

President Bush landed Wednesday in Slovakia for the final stop on his European tour, ahead of a summit Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Bush looking to reconcile with 'old Europe'updated: Sat Feb 19 2005 13:42:00

President Bush left for Europe on Sunday with an ambitious agenda for patching relations with "old Europe," bolstering support from the eastern European nations newly emerged from the end of the Cold War, and spreading democracy throughout the world.

Ties vital, Bush to tell Europeupdated: Thu Feb 17 2005 20:35:00

President Bush says he plans to use his upcoming trip to Europe to tell people on both sides of the divide that shared interests are stronger than past differences.

Rice 'resting comfortably' after surgeryupdated: Thu Nov 18 2004 08:48:00

National security adviser Condoleezza Rice, President Bush's nominee to be the next secretary of state, is doing well after successful surgery, Jim Wilkinson, deputy national security advisor, told CNN Friday.

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