Rob Richards, who died from an accidental painkiller overdose last year, went from war hero to pariah after a video clip showed him and three fellow Marines defiling Taliban corpses.
The Pentagon and Iraqi military commanders are hoping to avoid a massive, bloody battle in Iraq’s second largest city.
One of his new favorite phrases is that “the shadow of crisis has passed.“
Conflicting priorities have some asking if Obama has played down the threat posed by Putin.
The president faces an uphill climb for bipartisan support.
“A shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security in these times is frankly too bitter to contemplate,” Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday.
He launched the opening salvo Monday in the debate over his $4 trillion federal budget proposal.
There’s consensus in both parties that the military needs more money to modernize its forces, but it’s unclear whether Congress and the White House can agree on how to pay for it.
As the president quietly slipped into Afghanistan, he met with soldiers who prepare bodies coming home. These private moments in his education about war help shape his decisions.
The Israeli leader’s planned speech strains ties and heightens fears that new sanctions could sink Iran talks.