747 articles tagged "Americas"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2008, 12:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
The plan for a May summit was first put to the US administration by two Egyptian ministers, Gen. Hussein Tantawi, defense and Gen. Omar Suleiman, intelligence, during a secret visit to Washington last month, according to debkafile's sources in the US capital. They proposed that President George W. ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 3, 2008, 9:02 AM (GMT+02:00)
Ahead of the NATO summit opening in Bucharest Wednesday, April 2, the US president George W. Bush, called for more troops for Afghanistan. On the second hottest theme of the conference, he remarked in Kiev Tuesday that Russia has no veto over former Soviet states joining the 26-member alliance summit, ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 1, 2008, 11:56 AM (GMT+02:00)
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US defense secretary Robert Gates' unannounced visit to Baghdad Monday, Feb. 11, was accompanied by two suicide bombings and a strike by the Sunni Awakening Councils, in which the US army has set great store for sustained security across Iraq.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 29, 2008, 12:35 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Gulf sources disclose that US Vice President Dick Cheney persuaded Saudi leaders to raise production in order to curb rocketing world oil prices, during their talks in Riyadh on Saturday, March 22.
King Abdullah thereupon convened the Supreme Council for Petroleum and Mineral Affairs Sunday, to underline the ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 26, 2008, 11:59 AM (GMT+02:00)
Before heading for Turkey, Monday, March 24, US Vice President Dick Cheney had a second meeting with Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem. Sunday night, defense minister Ehud Barak told the Vice President that Iran's military buildup endangers the stability of the region and the entire world and that ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2008, 11:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military, Washington and Gulf sources report that US V ice President Dick Cheney is again talking about possible US military action to shut down Iran's covert nuclear program.
Cheney stopped over in Oman Wednesday, Wed. March 19, after two days in Iraq. He will travel next to Saudi ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 22, 2008, 12:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hizballah's heavy armament was to figure large in the talks US Vice President Dick Cheney is holding with Israeli leaders on the Iranian nuclear threat. debkafile's military sources disclose that Hizballah has built up its rocket arsenal to three and-a-half times its pre-2006 Lebanon War stocks. Some of ...
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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 20, 2008, 11:22 AM (GMT+02:00)
CENTCOM chief Adm. William Fallon was strongly suspected of a hand in the National Intelligence Estimate which let Iran off America's military hook.
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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 20, 2008, 7:38 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Washington and Israeli sources report that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the three US generals, who act as US envoys for the Israel-Palestinian peace track have accused Israel's defense minister Ehud Barak of sabotaging Rice's Middle East policy objectives. This accusation was first raised by Palestinian ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2008, 10:24 AM (GMT+02:00)
Republican presidential candidate John McCain spoke Friday in Philadelphia of his worry that anti-American extremists might attempt spectacular attacks in Iraqi to try and tilt the election against him.
"We still have suicide bombers landing at the airport in Damascus and coming into Iraq as we speak," he said.
Top US Middle East commander Adm. William Fallon resigns, denies policy differences with White House<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 15, 2008, 12:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Defense secretary Robert Gates told reporters Tuesday, March 11, that the chief of central command had quit after an Esquire magazine article portrayed him as opposed to war on Iran over its suspect nuclear program.
Gates said it was "ridiculous" to speculate that Fallon's departure from his post means the US ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 11, 2008, 11:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Defense secretary Robert Gates told reporters Tuesday, March 11, that the chief of central command had quit after an Esquire magazine article portrayed him as opposed to White House policy on Iran - in particular, against war on Iran over its suspect nuclear program.
Gates said it was "ridiculous" to speculate ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2008, 1:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
They are checking whether at least three people stopped at the Canadian border are linked to a small explosion that damaged a military recruiting station in New York Thursday, causing no injuries. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said "Some pictures of Times Square, including the recruiting station, were found."
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2008, 7:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
The resolution unanimously approved by the House Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday, Feb. 29, recognizes the "over 850,000 Jews put to flight from Arab countries" in 1948 as refugees, no less than their Palestinian counterparts, who they outnumber.
The US president is urged to ensure that when the Middle refugee issue ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2008, 7:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Middle East sources name them as Zbigniew Brezhinsky, President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, who now advises Democratic Senator Barack Obama on foreign policy, and the Iranian-American Hassan Nemazee, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's principal donors. Their meetings with the Syrian president were coolly received at home ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 20, 2008, 8:54 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Federal Bureau Thursday put its domestic terror squads on alert for any threats against synagogues and other potential Jewish targets in the United States following the death of Hizballah commander Imad Mughniyeh in Damascus Tuesday, Feb. 13. The FBI also ordered terrorism task forces through America to reach out ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2008, 11:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
Following the death of Imad Mughniyeh in Damascus Tuesday Feb. 12, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said he did not know who was responsible for the death of the terrorist who was on the FBI's most wanted list for attacks on Israeli and Western targets. "He was responsible for countless ...
Israeli Military up in Arms over Bush-Olmert Plan for Major Operation in Gaza on Behalf of... Palestinian Authority <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2008, 2:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
President George W. Bush gave Israel the nod for its long-delayed military operation against Hamas in the Gaza before he ended his 50-hour visit to Jerusalem and Ramallah on Friday, Jan. 11 - except that his provisos stop the Israeli military short of its objectives, namely stamping out the Palestinian ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Gates endorses local US local commanders on pause in US troop withdrawals from Iraq<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2008, 10:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
US defense secretary Robert Gates for the first time endorsed Gen. David Petraeus' side in a hot military and political debate in Washington, when he said "I think that the notion of a brief period of consolidation and evaluation probably does make sense" after the initial pullout in July of ...
US arrests 4 suspected Chinese spies - one a defense department official and three Chinese-born <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2008, 1:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
Justice Department spokesmen said Beijing is the most aggressive country in the world in efforts to steal the secrets of US military, engineering, high tech and foreign trade projects - at nearly cold war levels. The arrests made by the FBI Monday, Feb. 11, related to two separate cases.