US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

Richard Holbrooke, a brilliant and feisty U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace plan and served as President Barack Obama’s special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, died Monday, the State Department said. He was 69. Calling Holbrooke “a true giant of American foreign policy,” Obama […]

WikiLeaks reveals sites critical to US security

In a disclosure of some of the most sensitive information revealed by WikiLeaks so far, the website has released a secret cable listing sites worldwide that the U.S. considers critical to its national security. The locations cited in the diplomatic cable from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton range from undersea communications lines to […]

China leaders ordered hacking on Google

A leaked U.S. government cable shows sources told American diplomats that hacking attacks against Google were ordered by China’s top ruling body. The cable said that according to a source, the Chinese government coordinated the attacks on Google late last year. The cable says the intrusions were directed by the Politburo Standing Committee. The cable […]