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    1. June 10, 2014

      US alarmed at being dragged into fresh Iraq conflict

      Iraqis flee as Mosul falls to Isis Just days after President Barack Obama announced the formal US departure from Afghanistan...

    2. July 22, 2013

      Abe’s electoral win is great news for Japan

      Japanese voters have given their prime minister and his ambitious economic reform plan a boost as Shinzo Abe’s Liberal...

    1. May 1, 2013

      KKR holds talks with Petraeus over role

      David Petraeus, the former CIA director, is in talks with KKR that may lead to a role for him at the private equity firm...

    2. March 29, 2013

      Afghan who mentors America’s top generals

      The man who once owned the only Afghan restaurant in Omaha is known for a different distinction here: he’s one of the...

    3. February 19, 2013

      Allen withdraws nomination for Nato post

      John Allen, the general chosen to command US forces in Europe before becoming embroiled in the scandal surrounding David...

    4. January 23, 2013

      Pentagon clears Allen in Petraeus scandal

      The Pentagon has cleared of wrongdoing General John Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan who became embroiled in the...

    5. November 21, 2012

      Steak, suburbia and social climbing

      “High society in Tampa is a strip club with a cover charge,” quipped a magazine editor on Twitter. The line is funny but it...

    6. November 16, 2012

      Semper infidelis

      Generals have historically been more preoccupied with loyalty in the ranks than in the bedroom. From Mark Antony to...

    7. November 16, 2012

      US intelligence: The downfall of P4

      The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is when Tampa’s finest come out to shine. Loosely modelled on Mardi Gras celebrations, it is...

    8. November 15, 2012

      Kelleys face up to scrutiny after scandal

      Just after midnight earlier this week, television news trucks were still parked on a narrow road beside a stately waterfront...

    9. November 15, 2012

      The distractions just waiting to happen

      Drivers often get into accidents because they take their eyes off the road to look at people of the opposite sex. It’s one...

    10. November 15, 2012

      Petraeus appears before Congress

      David Petraeus, the former US Central Intelligence director, told Congress that he believed from the beginning that the...

    11. The World

      November 15, 2012

      Smart Reads Thursday November 15

      - China has just completed its leadership transition and while the Communist party congress was carefully scripted, plenty...

    12. November 14, 2012

      Obama ‘withholds judgment’ on Petraeus

      The role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the downfall of David Petraeus is likely to come under even closer...

    13. November 14, 2012

      In Britain, our sex scandals Petraeus

      There is so much to enjoy in the Petraeus sex and society scandal convulsing the US establishment at the moment that one...

    14. November 13, 2012

      FBI probe of Petraeus under scrutiny

      The US military might still be the country’s most trusted institution but the private lives of some of its top brass are...

    15. November 13, 2012

      Key actors in the Petraeus saga

      David Petraeus Before the sex scandal that brought an end to his illustrious career, Mr Petraeus had been touted as a...

    16. November 10, 2012

      Petraeus eyes uncertain public future

      In the resignation letter he sent to colleagues at the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday, David Petraeus cited a quote...

    17. November 9, 2012

      Petraeus resigns from CIA over affair

      David Petraeus, the most decorated and respected US soldier of his generation, has resigned as the director of the Central...

    18. July 31, 2012

      Report challenges US projects in Afghanistan

      A US initiative to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on construction projects in Afghanistan is running so far behind...

    19. March 25, 2012

      FSA enforcer exits role with credit

      A yellowed cutting bears the tell-tale signs of having been taped to Margaret Cole’s desk, high on the 27th floor of the...

    20. February 3, 2012

      Obama gambles on new schedule for Afghan pull-out

      The announcement that US troops will finish combat operations in Afghanistan next year is a bold political gamble that could...

    21. July 18, 2011

      Seven Afghan police killed in checkpoint attack

      LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Seven Afghan policemen were killed in an attack on a checkpoint in the southern city of...

    22. July 18, 2011

      General Allen takes up Nato’s Afghan command

      General David Petraeus, the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency, has handed over command of US and Nato forces in...

    23. July 15, 2011

      Bin Laden sought to target US president

      Osama bin Laden was seeking to attack President Barack Obama and General David Petraeus, according to intelligence analysts...

    24. June 21, 2011

      US to reveal Afghan pull out plan

      President Barack Obama will announce his plan today for pulling thousands of US troops out of Afghanistan following a fierce...

    25. June 3, 2011

      Adapt

      Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure, by Tim Harford, Little, Brown, RRP£20, 320 pages Man occupies an awkward...

    26. June 2, 2011

      Military chief warns over troop drawdown from Afghanistan

      Admiral Michael Mullen, the US’s top military officer, has warned against a precipitate drawdown of the 100,000 American...

    27. May 23, 2011

      Lessons from war’s factory floor

      Reversal of fortunes: a US soldier patrols the Golden Dome Mosque in Samarra, Iraq, attacked before General Petraeus changed...

    28. The World

      April 28, 2011

      Petraeus at the CIA

      The announcement that General David Petraeus is going to run the CIA is interesting for lots of reasons. Some political...

    29. April 27, 2011

      Reshuffle heralds big US defence cuts

      Barack Obama is preparing for big defence cuts and a possible change of emphasis in Afghanistan with a reshuffle placing...

    30. April 15, 2011

      Suicide attack kills Afghan police chief

      A suicide bomber in a police uniform assassinated the provincial police chief in Kandahar on Friday afternoon, the latest in...

    31. April 6, 2011

      Petraeus lined up as next CIA director

      General David Petraeus, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, is in talks to replace Leon Panetta as CIA director if, as is...

    32. April 3, 2011

      Afghan protests at Koran burning spread

      Protests over the burning of a copy of the Koran in the US have spread across Afghanistan, threatening renewed violence...

    33. March 26, 2011

      Nato forces kill seven Afghan civilians

      Seven civilians have been killed in an air strike in southern Afghanistan, according to provincial officials, in the latest...

    34. March 17, 2011

      Drone attack kills 38 Pakistan elders

      Pakistan’s army chief has condemned a US drone strike that killed almost 40 people in the north-west of the country, saying...

    35. March 17, 2011

      US shifts Afghan tactics to target Taliban

      The US is escalating its attacks on the Taliban and its supply lines in a shift in strategy in Afghanistan, according to top...

    36. March 10, 2011

      Nato forces kill relative of Karzai in raid

      A Nato special operations team mistakenly killed a relative of Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan’s president, during a raid on...

    37. February 24, 2011

      US senators faced ‘psy-ops’, report claims

      General David Petraeus, commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, has ordered an investigation into a report that the...

    38. February 17, 2011

      Ties remain strong between US and Bahrain

      “Anything you want on land, sea or air, we can do it.” This is how Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa summed up his...

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