The Senate Appropriations Committee easily approved $600 million in funding for Israeli missile defense programs Thursday moving the legislation to the floor for a full chamber vote.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “narcissistic foreign policy” would be devastating to America’s international interests, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R., Ill.), a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, said Thursday.
The Obama administration has the power to sanction key Russian arms sales to Iran, but has so far abstained from exercising this right under U.S. law, prompting some in Congress to question whether the administration is “acquiescing” to the arms sales in order to appease Iran, according to conversations with sources and recent congressional correspondence to the White House exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Iraqi military forces, backed by U.S. air power and Sunni militias, are massing forces in preparation for a major assault on the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah, says Army Col. Steven Warren, the U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad.
The Taliban announced Wednesday that an extremist religious scholar with zero military experience would take over the jihadist group after a U.S. drone strike killed its former leader.