President Obama will announce on Monday that John O. Brennan, his counterterrorism adviser and a career Central Intelligence Agency officer, is his choice to head the agency, two months after David H. Petraeus stepped down after admitting an extramarital affair, a spokesman for the National Security Council said.
The results are in from last summer’s attempt to test new technology that would provide the Pentagon with a lightning-fast vehicle, capable of delivering a military strike anywhere in the world in less than an hour. In August the Pentagon’s research arm, known as
The United States has signed a $3.5 billion sale of an advanced antimissile interception system to the United Arab Emirates, part of an accelerating military buildup of its friends and allies near Iran. The deal, signed on December 25 and announced on Friday night by the U.S. Defense Department, “is an important step in improving […]
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Tuesday said President Michel Suleiman’s latest statement regarding the defense strategy is in contradiction with the inaugural speech.
The top United Nations envoy to Lebanon today met with the minister in charge of administrative reform and voiced support for the country’s national dialogue, a reconciliation process, which will meet tomorrow to discuss developing a national defense strategy. Michael Williams, the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, also expressed UN support for the reinforcement of […]
Talks between Defense Minister Elias Murr and U.S. officials on supporting the Lebanese army have reached agreement on several points, including military aid that will arrive early next month as well as army needs for the coming three, five and 10 years. U.S. sources said the Lebanese army has made a “qualitative leap” in the […]
The March 14 general-secretariat following its weekly meeting: Let the defense strategy become the only topic of discussion on the dialogue table.