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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says it’s critically important that the United States strongly confront the insurgent Islamic State organization.
Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was strengthened and some staff members sent elsewhere as Iraq was shaken with instability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee says that military commanders who allow sexual assault to flourish should be fired.
A senator says repeated sexual assaults in the military allow a culture to continue.
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.