Articles by David E. Sanger



Bush Will Ask Putin for Assistance in Pressuring Iran

  • 02 July 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush, seeking to change the tone of an increasingly caustic, fraught relationship with President Vladimir Putin, was to urge him Sunday to support a major escalation of pressure on Iran, administration officials said.

Strategy Report Suggests Talking to Iran and Syria

  • 28 November 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
A draft report on strategies for Iraq, to be debated in Washington by a bipartisan commission beginning Monday, urges an aggressive regional diplomatic initiative that includes direct talks with Iran and Syria but sets no timetables for a military withdrawal, officials who had seen all or parts of the document said.

Bush to Court Putin With a Nuclear Pact

  • 10 July 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush's administration said Saturday that it would open formal negotiations with Russia on a long-discussed civilian nuclear agreement that would pave the way for Russia to become one of the world's largest repositories of spent nuclear fuel.

The Lunch That Changed Bush's Stance on Iran

  • 05 June 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
On a Tuesday afternoon two months ago, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat down to a small lunch in U.S. President George W. Bush’s private dining room behind the Oval Office and delivered grim news to her boss: Their coalition against Iran was at risk of falling apart.

China's 'Oil Mercantilism' Comes to Fore in U.S.

  • 20 April 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
With China's president visiting, U.S. officials voice concerns that Beijing is locking up oil supplies.

Bush Will Seek a Nuclear Partnership

  • 06 February 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The Bush administration will propose in its budget on Monday the creation of an atomic energy partnership with Russia, offering countries a supply of fuel for their reactors under restrictions intended to prevent them from developing nuclear weapons, administration officials said.

Bush Warns of 'Addiction' to Oil in Address

  • 02 February 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
It was an evening for U.S. President George W. Bush to confront America's anxieties -- and his own.

Bush Admits to Domestic Spying

  • 19 December 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush acknowledged Saturday that he had ordered the National Security Agency to conduct an electronic eavesdropping program in the United States without first obtaining warrants, and said he would continue the highly classified program because it was ""a vital tool in our war against the terrorists.""

Bush Under Fire as War, Flood Vie for Resources

  • 02 September 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Not since he sat in a Florida classroom as the World Trade Center burned a thousand miles away has U.S. President George W. Bush faced a test quite like the one he returned to Washington to confront.

U.S.: North Korea to Negotiate

  • 09 June 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The United States and China said Tuesday that North Korea had committed itself to returning eventually to multinational negotiations over its nuclear program, but officials said the North had set no date.

Reactor Shutdown in N. Korea Worries U.S.

  • 19 April 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The suspected shutdown of a nuclear reactor at North Korea's main nuclear weapons complex has raised concern at the White House that the country could be preparing to make good on its recent threat to harvest a new load of nuclear fuel, potentially increasing the size of its nuclear arsenal.

U.S. Tells EU to Keep China Embargo

  • 03 March 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Senior members of the U.S. Congress from both parties emerged from a meeting with President George W. Bush warning Europe that if it lifts its ban on arms sales to China, the United States may retaliate with severe restrictions on technology sales to European companies.

Social Security, Iraq Are Bush's Primary Concerns

  • 04 February 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush challenged a wary Congress on Wednesday night to join him in reinventing Social Security for the 21st century, saying his generation had a duty to preserve the retirement system for those who follow and for the first time setting out details of the individual investment accounts at the heart of his proposal.

Bush Praises Iraqi Vote, Warns of More Violence

  • 01 February 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Just short of two years after engineering the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, U.S. President George W. Bush on Sunday celebrated a comparatively peaceful day of voting in Iraq, declaring it a triumphant moment in his effort to spur democratic movements throughout the Middle East.

Berger Resigns Over Intelligence Scandal

  • 22 July 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Sandy Berger, the national security adviser under former U.S. President Bill Clinton, resigned Tuesday as a senior adviser to John Kerry's presidential campaign after the disclosure that he had improperly removed classified materials on terrorism from a secure government reading room last year.

Bush Defends a Moral Stance

  • 15 April 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Facing a moment of political peril unlike any in the more than one thousand days of his presidency, George W. Bush made the case Tuesday night for staying the course in Iraq with the language and zeal of a missionary and combined it with a stark warning that failure would embolden the United States' enemies around the world.

Khan Saw North Korea Nukes

  • 14 April 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani scientist who sold nuclear technology around the world, has told his interrogators that during a trip to North Korea five years ago he was taken to a secret underground nuclear plant and shown what he described as three nuclear devices, according to Asian and U.S. officials who have been briefed by the Pakistanis.

New to Job, Rice Focused on Traditional Fears

  • 06 April 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Condoleezza Rice was, perhaps, in the best position to galvanize the U.S. government to prevent terrorist attacks before Sept. 11, 2001. As national security adviser she sat at the nexus of the intelligence, foreign policy, defense and law enforcement agencies that shared responsibility for counterterrorism.

Bush Rethinks Iraq, Afghanistan

  • 07 October 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The White House has ordered a major reorganization of U.S. efforts to quell violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and to speed the reconstruction of both countries, according to senior administration officials.

Bush to Ask UN to Share Troop Burden in Iraq

  • 04 September 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush has agreed to begin negotiations in the UN Security Council to authorize a multinational force for Iraq but has insisted that the troops be placed under U.S. command, according to senior administration officials.

Looting Derails Detailed U.S. Plan to Restore Iraq

  • 20 May 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The looting, lawlessness and violence that planners thought would mar only the first few weeks has proved more widespread and enduring than Bush and his aides expected.

Bush Moves to Curb Korean Nuclear Sales

  • 06 May 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Tacitly acknowledging that North Korea may not be deterred from producing plutonium for nuclear weapons, U.S. President George W. Bush is now trying to marshal international support for preventing the country from exporting nuclear material, U.S. and foreign officials say.

North Korea Quandary Reopens U.S. Fault Lines

  • 22 April 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
With the fall of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the internal battles that once surrounded the policy on Iraq are re-emerging over North Korea.

Bush's Aides Look To Next Enemies

  • 11 April 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
In the run-up to the war to oust Saddam Hussein, U.S. President George W. Bush and his aides sometimes acknowledged that the war was about far more than just Iraq.

Speculation Grows Over Whether Hussein Is Alive

  • 04 April 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush has intensified a campaign to sow doubts about whether Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is still alive.

Bush: Iraq Disarmament Is Chicanery

  • 05 March 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The White House said Monday that Iraq's efforts to destroy missiles and convince the United Nations that it was cooperating with weapons inspectors was ""the mother of all distractions.""

Bush's Intentions Remain a Mystery

  • 13 January 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
An Asian diplomat emerged from one of the many meetings on defusing the North Korean nuclear crisis saying that no one could know what Kim Jong Il wants: a nuclear arsenal or a new relationship with the West.

Pakistan Suspected of Nuclear Aid to North Korea

  • 21 October 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Pakistan, a vital ally since last year's terrorist attacks, was a major supplier of critical equipment for North Korea's newly revealed clandestine nuclear weapons program, current and former senior U.S. officials said Friday.

Bush: Disarming Iraq Is Urgent Duty

  • 09 October 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush declared Monday night that Saddam Hussein could attack the United States or its allies ""on any given day"" with chemical or biological weapons.

U.S. Mulls 'Baghdad-First' Approach to Iraq

  • 30 July 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Senior administration and Pentagon officials say they are exploring a new if risky approach for deposing Saddam Hussein.