Latest from Jason Ukman

State Dept. budget proposal includes $4.6 billion to secure diplomatic facilities overseas

Obama administration seeks $46.2 billion for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, $1.6 billion less than it requested for fiscal 2014.
  • Mar 4, 2014

Massive U.S.-Saudi arms deal seen as a foreign policy, security and economic boon

The Obama administration on Thursday hailed a new $30 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia as both a hedge against Iranian aggression in the Persian Gulf and an economic windfall that could create thou...
  • Dec 29, 2011

Fai pleads guilty to conspiring with Pakistani spy agency to lobby for Kashmir

For two decades, Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, through his nonprofit group Kashmiri American Council, received millions of dollars from the Pakistani government and ISI without disclosing his connections, according to prosecutors.
  • Dec 7, 2011

Repatriation of remains of 13 U.S. soldiers in Libya may not happen soon

This week, the Senate was on the brink of passing legislation that would have required the Pentagon to seek the return of the remains or 13 American sailors who have been buried in Libya for more than 200 years. But the provision now appears to be on hold.
  • Dec 1, 2011

Panetta orders review of discipline in Dover mortuary probe

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta ordered the Air Force to review whether it had been tough enough on Dover Air Force Base mortuary officials for mishandling the remains of U.S. troops.
  • Nov 10, 2011

Ricin plot drew from fiction, court papers say

Four Georgia men arrested this week in connection with a scheme to carry out an attack with explosives and a deadly toxin drew inspiration from an online novel, according to court documents....
  • Nov 2, 2011

Pentagon loses its hypersonic jet on test

Attempts to field an unmanned craft capable of traveling anywhere in the world in less than an hour dealt a setback.Attempts to field an unmanned craft capable of traveling anywhere in the world in less than an hour dealt a setback.
  • Aug 11, 2011

Osama bin Laden film draws concern from chairman of Homeland Security committee

In a town that runs on access, Hollywood filmmakers get it, too — and that apparently has the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security concerned about what kind of access the Obama adminis...
  • Aug 10, 2011

Cuban court rejects appeal by U.S. contractor

Alan P. Gross has been held since December 2009 for distributing satellite communications equipment to Cuba’s Jewish community.
  • Aug 5, 2011

Army general cleared of charges that he sought to use psy ops on U.S. senators

Lt. Gen. William Caldwell was accused of trying to influence U.S. senators visiting Afghanistan.
  • Jul 27, 2011