China’s military forces are showing no signs of increased alert status or readiness for conflict despite high tensions with Japan over Beijing’s air defense zone overlapping U.S. and Japanese air defense coverage of the disputed Senkaku islands.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki pleaded on Thursday for U.S. and international support to combat a revival of al Qaeda that observers fear could plunge the country back into civil war.
Sens. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.), Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), and Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) on Wednesday in a letter to the State Department concerning recent attacks on Egypt’s Christian minority.
Events over the weekend have made the likelihood of a deal by Oct. 17 appear increasingly uncertain as Democrats seek an agreement that includes removing budget caps and raising the sequester levels established in the 2011 Budget Control Act.
President Barack Obama responded to criticisms of his leadership in dealing with Syria on Sunday during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.”
Concerns amongst lawmakers and officials escalated in light of robust evidence Bashar al Assad’s forces carried out a chemical attack on civilians earlier this week.
A chorus of lawmakers and foreign policy experts Thursday implored the Obama administration to promptly declare its plans for a U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014 or risk the destabilization of the country after a protracted 12-year war costing billions and resulting in the deaths of thousands of American troops.
Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) sent the Obama administration a fourth letter Monday requesting an explanation for the United States secretly sending money to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.
The United States stands to lose its leadership role in the world if it fails to resolve the nation’s fiscal troubles and develop a leaner and more agile military, according to national defense experts at a security conference Wednesday.