What’s news this morning?
President Barack Obama is considering VP Joe Biden‘s idea to scale back the troop presence in Afghanistan. Sen. Carl Levin rejects the call from lawmakers to have Gen. Stanley McChrystal testify in open session before Obama makes his Afghanistan decision. The Washington Post held the leak of McChrystal’s assessment calling for more troops for one ...
President Barack Obama is considering VP Joe Biden's idea to scale back the troop presence in Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama is considering VP Joe Biden‘s idea to scale back the troop presence in Afghanistan.
Sen. Carl Levin rejects the call from lawmakers to have Gen. Stanley McChrystal testify in open session before Obama makes his Afghanistan decision.
The Washington Post held the leak of McChrystal’s assessment calling for more troops for one day, but still published the document over Pentagon objections.
Sen. John McCain laments what he sees as a huge "disconnect" between the Obama administration and the uniformed military.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatens war if anyone dares attack his growing nuclear facilities.
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