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.
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.
Lawmakers and top officials took to the Sunday Shows to debate the situation in Egypt and the United States’ role moving forward as the unrest grows. Gen. Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs Chairman, focused on the importance of a “stable” Egypt.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) criticized administration officials for not doing enough to penalize banks that do business with Iran on Tuesday during an appearance before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.) called on Sarah Hall Ingram to step back from her position overseeing the agency’s enforcement of Obamacare until a thorough investigation was conclude, given her involvement at the IRS during the targeting of conservative tax-exempt groups. Price also rebuked Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) for not answering ABC host George …