With his “will to fight” comments, Ashton Carter is just the latest of the president’s Pentagon chiefs to cause him headaches.
His comments, in the wake of Ramadi’s fall, reflect the frustration in parts of the Obama administration.
The White House press secretary says a visit could come before the end of his term in office.
Jim Baker, a retired Air Force colonel, has been tapped to run the Defense Department’s internal think tank, taking over from Andrew W. Marshall, who retired after four decades running the office.
The president slammed the Democratic senator’s concerns about giving him fast-track authority.
As his motorcade passed by, locals gathered, hoping for a payoff: “I just got waved at by the president!”
In Afghanistan, Gen. Joseph Dunford navigated the demands of insurgent warfare and politics at home.
The president’s remarks on two hostages’ deaths reflected a growing ambivalence about using drones.
Hopes are once again high as the president and the Iraqi prime minister meet at the White House.