Gregory N. Hicks, former deputy chief of mission of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, asserted on Wednesday that anybody putting blame on Ambassador Chris Stevens is wrong and that the blame for the embassy attack lies entirely with Washington.
National security hawks criticized proposed reforms to the National Security Agency Tuesday as President Barack Obama prepared to endorse overhauls suggested by a review board.
Sen. Levin now says he does not support Sen. Ayotte’s bill due to its closing of the loophole that allows illegal immigrants to receive tax credits. Levin’s office said he supports eliminating pension cuts to military retirees, but was unaware of how Ayotte’s legislation offset the cuts.
His spokesman told the Hill: “Sen. Levin would support legislation to repeal the military pension cuts if such an amendment didn’t endanger underlying legislation and if he supported the offset. He doesn’t support the offset in Sen. Ayotte’s legislation, so he couldn’t offer support for her legislation.”
Sens. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) released a statement Monday regarding increased violence by al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq.
A provision cutting the pensions of military retirees in the bipartisan budget deal that the Senate will vote on this week does not exempt disabled veterans, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
Military retirees could face as much as $124,000 in lost retirement income if the bipartisan budget agreement is enacted, according to the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).