Frederick Humphries has lived up to his deadly reputation by setting in motion the investigation that brought down David Petraeus as CIA director.
US President Barack Obama has delayed General John Allen's nomination as Nato's supreme commander pending a probe into a sex scandal.
A US commander in Afghanistan apparently sent "inappropriate" emails to a woman linked to the sex scandal involving ex-CIA director David Petraeus.
The plot surrounding the shock resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus thickened on Sunday.
CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned as head of the US spy agency, saying he had engaged in an extramarital affair and "showed poor judgment."
General David Petraeus stepped down as United States commander in Afghanistan on Monday after a year at the helm of what is America's longest war.
President Barack Obama will nominate CIA director Leon Panetta as US defence secretary and General David Petraeus as head of the CIA, officials said.
International forces admitted on Wednesday that they accidentally killed nine Afghan civilians in an air strike.
The head of Nato forces in Afghanistan urged commanders on Monday to hire more Afghans and steer contracts to local businesses.
Barack Obama has sacked the US commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, following disparaging comments made by McChrystal.
US General David Petraeus said on Thursday it was "disturbing" that a manufacturer had embossed biblical citations on rifle scopes sent to Iraq.
Pakistan delivered a blunt message on Monday to the United States, warning that US missile strikes inside Pakistan must stop.
General David Petraeus is to oversee all US forces in the Middle East as his deputy steps up to lead Iraq troops.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates flew into Baghdad on Monday, preparing to hand command of the war in Iraq to a new general.
Arguments rage in the US about whether anthropologists should be helping the military. Kurt Jacobsen reports.
President George Bush on Thursday announced a suspension of United States troop withdrawals from Iraq this summer to allow the military to reassess the security situation. The announcement came amid a spike in violence in Iraq in recent weeks.
United States air strikes killed 10 people in the eastern Baghdad militia stronghold of Sadr City, Iraqi police said on Thursday, but street fighting eased after four days of clashes that have killed close to 90 people. The Sadr City slum has since Sunday been the focal point of battles between black-masked Mehdi Army militiamen and security forces.
Iraq on Wednesday marked the fifth anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein's iron-fisted regime with the nation still in turmoil, the capital under curfew and a surge of deadly violence in the Shi'ite bastion of Sadr City. Iraqi officials said three mortar rounds slammed into Sadr City, killing at least seven people and wounding 24 others.
Hillary Clinton hit out at Democratic White House rival Barack Obama over Iraq on Wednesday, as a report by war commander General David Petraeus ignited new campaign brush fires. The New York senator questioned whether Obama could live up to his pledge to bring United States troops home and lashed out at Republican nominee John McCain.
The top United States commander in Iraq told Congress on Tuesday he plans to stop US troop withdrawals in July due to fragile security gains and heard appeals for quicker action to find a way to end the war. Appearances by General David Petraeus and the US ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, drew US presidential candidates.