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File photo of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: US Must Take On Islamic State Militants

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says it’s critically important that the United States strongly confront the insurgent Islamic State organization.

09/09/2014

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State Department: ‘US Citizens In Iraq Remain At High Risk For Kidnapping, Terrorist Violence’

Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was strengthened and some staff members sent elsewhere as Iraq was shaken with instability.

06/15/2014

Sen. Linsey Graham, R-S.C., walks into a press conference about gun control regulation on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., on Feb. 13, 2013. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Work With Iran Uncomfortable, Needed, Senator Says

A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee says Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki cannot keep his country together, and a U.S. alliance with Iran might be needed to do so.

06/15/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Durbin: White House Only Finalized Bergdahl Deal Day Before Swap

The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday.

06/11/2014

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Post-2014 US Military Force In Afghanistan Will Range From 0 To 10,000

The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon has developed several options for the size of the post-2014 force in Afghanistan, ranging from zero to 10,000 troops. But he says that with every day that goes by some of the options become less likely.

03/05/2014

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Senators Push Back Against Plan To Deal With Sexual Assault in Military

Senate opponents of stripping military commanders of the authority to prosecute serious crimes such as rape and sexual assault said Monday that the proposal could make it worse for victims.

11/18/2013

Recovering from emergency quadruple bypass heart surgery, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview which aired Sunday night that “he probably wouldn’t be here” if the Affordable Care Act had been in place.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images).

Inhofe: ‘Probably Wouldn’t Be Here’ If Obamacare Was In Place

Recovering from emergency quadruple bypass heart surgery, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview which aired Sunday night that “he probably wouldn’t be here” if the Affordable Care Act had been in place.

10/21/2013

A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee says that military commanders who allow sexual assault to flourish should be fired. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Graham: Women In The Military ‘Putting Up With Way Too Much Crap’

A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee says that military commanders who allow sexual assault to flourish should be fired.

05/26/2013

File photo of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senator: Assaults Let Military Culture Continue

A senator says repeated sexual assaults in the military allow a culture to continue.

05/23/2013

The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Korea even as the military reduces the number of American troops in Europe and strategically repositions forces in Asia, a congressional report says. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

Report: US Paying Billions More For Military Bases Overseas Despite Troop Reductions

The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Korea even as the military reduces the number of American troops in Europe and strategically repositions forces in Asia, a congressional report says.

04/17/2013

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