When a former Special Forces sniper allegedly jumped over a White House fence and sprinted to the unlocked front doors of President Barack Obama's private residence Friday night, Secret Service officials initially told the public not to worry: the suspect, they said, had been unarmed. That assessment seems right, except for the whole "unarmed" part.
The Atlantic Council's newest fellow has been a key strategist for several wars -- all fought on gaming consoles and computer screens.
Until recently, Dave Anthony was a director and writer for Call of Duty, one of the biggest video game franchises ever. Known for its realistic graphics and plots inspired by real-world events, the series has sold well over 100 million copies and generated billions of dollars in revenue. Anthony managed a development team and budget on the scale of a Hollywood blockbuster.
With the Islamic State on the march and Ukraine in an undeclared war with Russia, next week's United Nations General Assembly already has a full plate of thorny challenges to address. But top U.N. officials are desperately trying to bring attention to another: the escalating Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which they say is rapidly outpacing the international efforts to contain it.
After some not-so-subtle prodding from the State Department, the Senate has finally confirmed a handful of ambassadorial nominees from the long list of men and women who have been waiting -- and waiting, and waiting -- for approval.
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- One of the most surprising things about the Scottish independence referendum, at least here in the country's capital, is the seeming discrepancy between advocates of independence (the "Yes" camp) and Unionists (the "Nos"). Most of the final polls released ahead of the vote suggest that the Unionist side is ahead, in some cases by as much as 8 percent. (There were also some outliers that still gave the pro-independence camp a good shot.)