Republican senators warned on Thursday that the Obama administration’s program to train rebels in Syria was inadequate and would likely fail to defeat the Islamic State.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said that the anchor of the U.S.-Israel relationship is Congress and that “when it comes to military assistance and economic assistance, “Congress is firmly in Israel’s camp.”
The CIA was spying on arms shipments from Libya to Syrian rebels at the time of the 2012 attack on its Benghazi facility, according to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) will attempt to force a vote in the U.S. Senate on Thursday on a bill that would require the White House to get approval from Congress on any deal it may sign with Iran as a result of negotiations.
Democratic senators joined some of their Republican colleagues in calls for U.S. military aid to Ukraine following a closed-door briefing with senior Obama administration officials, the Associated Press reports.
(Reuters) – Two influential U.S. senators have asked fellow lawmakers to support demands that Iran accept tough conditions in nuclear talks, including at least two decades of inspections, before Congress would agree to ease sanctions.