The Office of Management and Budget asserted that it withheld the military aid as a temporary move to study whether the spending complied with U.S. policy — and not as a political effort to block Congress’s spending decisions.
Key figures in the Afghanistan war said Washington tolerated graft by unsavory warlords, drug traffickers and contractors because they were seen as U.S. allies, documents The Post obtained after a three-year legal battle show.
The vote — between the two major parties offering the starkest of choices — is set to shape the nation's sense of itself, its union, economy and relations not only with Europe but also the United States, for years to come.
President Trump said he would sign the $738 billion defense policy bill, which permits the creation of a sixth branch of the military and extends 12 weeks of paid parental leave to more than 2 million federal workers.
Successful visual storytelling has not only the strength to educate but also the power to compel us to feel, think critically and even take action. We selected some of the most striking images of 2019 and wove them into a narrative to look back on a momentous year.