The Pentagon plans to slice the Army’s size to below 450,000 soldiers after 2017 and cut combat brigades below 32.
Midterms, retirements could cost her as many as 11 backers of her sexual assault bill.
The visit “will highlight the strong support of the United States," the White House said.
“I think he wants to be back on the world stage," the House Intel chairman said.
An Obama aide said Putin can end mounting tensions over Crimea.
Obama spoke by phone with leaders Britain, France, Italy, Lithuania, Latvian and Estonia.
Move is in retaliation for U.S. ending military cooperation with Russia on Crimea standoff.
The former national security adviser says Russia is "vulnerable" to sanctions.
GOP wants Obama to resurrect missile defense sites in Eastern Europe.
It's hawk vs. hawk when it comes to the new defense budget cuts.