The number is the highest recorded since the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Policy & Strategy
A group of senators on Friday urged President Obama to rework his Syria strategy to change the balance of power on the ground, arguing that was the only way to negotiate a settlement to the civil war.
Army leadership has a tough sell for lawmakers.
"With withdrawal, you cut your losses and you just leave Afghanistan to their devices and I suppose you use hope as a method for the threat of al Qaeda," Gen. Joseph Dunford said.
The Pentagon should take the lead on the U.S. effort to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was taken captive in Afghanistan in 2009, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Thursday.
Kerry said Russia doesn't have troops in place to take over all of Ukraine.
The Pentagon on Thursday announced it was transferring a Guantánamo Bay detainee to Algeria, in the first transfer from the detention facility this year.
If the U.S. does not sign a bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan by September to allow U.S. troops to stay there after 2014, “an orderly withdrawal” of all U.S. troops would be at risk, said the top U.S. commander there on Wednesday.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss declined to endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein's allegations of spying.
The president refused to comment on the alleged intelligence hacking.