May 08

New push to give Pentagon the lead on drone strikes

WASHINGTON — The deaths of an Italian and an American in a covert CIA drone strike in Pakistan — and the rhetorical contortions required of the president when he informed the world — have breathed new urgency into a long-stalled…

May 05

Kerry visits Somalia, a first for a secretary of state

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the…