The Army could need to cut brigade combat teams — the Army's self-sustainable deploying units — nearly in half to accommodate the Pentagon’s plans to slice the Army’s size to below 450,000 soldiers after 2017.
"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.
The Pentagon plans to slice the Army’s size to below 450,000 soldiers after 2017 and cut combat brigades below 32.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said if he is forced to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by December 2014, he would need at least 102 days before then to do it in an orderly fashion.
The Senate voted 95-4 Thursday to confirm President Obama’s nominee to be the head lawyer at the Central Intelligence Agency.
FBI agent says bin Laden’s son-in-law heard about a major plan being organized before 9/11.
Kerry said Russia doesn't have troops in place to take over all of Ukraine.
For a second time, Boehner's time at Pete's Diner is interrupted.
“This is a serious hole in your budget here,” said Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen.