Obama orders Pentagon to prepare for complete withdrawal from Afghanistan

(Charles Dharapak / AP)

President Obama determines that a bilateral security agreement with Hamid Karzai is unlikely.


Kerry to visit Ukraine on Tuesday, threatens sanctions if Russia doesn’t pull forces back

But the secretary of state skirted questions about whether the United States might use force to deter Putin.


The last casualties: As a long war ends, risks still prove real

(Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post)

American casualties are fewer as efforts in Afghanistan wind down, but troops remain in harm’s way.

Big and bold or small and safe? For Republicans, that is the question.

Republicans gathered for the party’s annual retreat are trying to decide whether to go big and bold or small and safe.


Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.)

U.S. Representative (since January 2011)


Republicans fault Obama administration for surge of Iraq violence

(STR / AP)

Congress members call for expediting weaponry to fight al-Qaeda militants.

Gates should have waited? Nonsense.

The Gates book comes out just in the nick of time.

Rep. Kinzinger: White House ignored offer to help court votes on Syria

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Sunday criticized the administration for failing to build a substantive relationship with Congress.