Saudi National Security Council head Prince Bandar bin Sultan has predicted that Saudi Arabia will make a “major shift” in relations with the United States to protest what Saudis regard as American inaction over Syria's civil war, among other factors.
The heads of Germany and France have united in calling for a new intelligence relationship with the United States after allegations of surveillance surfaced in a Snowden document.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, meeting with President Obama at the White House at the culmination of a three-day visit to Washington on October 23, asked U.S. President Barack Obama to end drone strikes on his country.
Every time President Obama orders a drone pilot to launch missiles at a “suspected terrorist,” he may be violating international law and committing actionable war crimes. This is the conclusion reached by two human rights organizations which have released reports condemning the civilian death toll of the drone war.
Many of the "experts" arguing in the media for U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war have strong ties to the defense industry, but these ties were rarely mentioned in connection with their media appearances.
As the Obama administration cancels aid to Egypt, questions arise regarding the relation of that decision to the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Does the president's use of military operatives to conduct the missions in Libya and Somalia point to a reduced dependence on drones?
Members of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force captured al-Qaeda leader Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai — known by his alias, Anas al-Libi — in a raid in Tripoli, Libya, on October 5, reported the Indian newspaper the Post. Al-Liby is under indictment in the United States for his alleged role in the August 7, 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya.
Following a year of silence on the case, President Obama has appealed to the president of Iran to release an American pastor who languishes in an Iranian prison.
President Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, may be added to Egypt’s terror watch list as a result of his alleged ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Malik also serves as the executive secretary of the Dawa Organization, a group created by the government of Sudan, considered by the United States State Department to be a terrorist state. According to WND, Malik also served as the best man at Barack Obama’s wedding to Michelle in 1992.
The U.S. Department of Defense has put forward a proposal for arming "moderate" rebel forces fighting the Assad regime in Syria.