"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.
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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.
Carney said the White House got a "heads up" on the CIA's report.
Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday he did not believe the Taliban posed an existential threat to Afghanistan, but U.S. troops will still be needed there after the war ends in December to prevent al Qaeda from "regenerating degraded capabilities."
The group also warned of further actions of Russia annexes Crimea.