“I'm inclined to support [Secretary of State] John Kerry” and hold off for now, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) told The Hill. “We'll see. Not this year.”
The international chemical weapons watchdog is urging nations including Israel, North Korea and Egypt to sign the chemical arms treaty, and get rid of their alleged arsenals.
Ahmet Uzumcu, who heads...
The attack was the first American drone strike against members of the Yemeni faction since a deadly suicide bombing in the country's capitol of Saana last Thursday.
AQAP leaders claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted Yemen's Defense Ministry.
The Afghan-Iran deal represents a "long-term friendship and cooperation pact" with Iran that "will be for long-term political, security, economic and cultural cooperation, regional peace," Karzai's spokesman Aimal Faizi.
The pact comes as the Karzai administration continues to stonewall White House and Pentagon efforts to lock in a postwar deal with Afghanistan.
The casualties were the first suffered by French troops since Paris deployed those forces onto the continent last week.
There are more than 1,000 French troops on the ground, as part of a joint French-African Union-led peacekeeping force.
Tuesday's casualties came a day after the Pentagon announced plans to provide military support to that joint force.
Panels move to rush through a $607 billion Pentagon spending bill without amendments.
The race is on to finish the Defense authorization bill.
Lawmakers won't have time to consider amendments if it is to be finished this week.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is directing the military to transport troops from Burundi to the Central African Republic.
The bill does have provisions to overhaul how the military handles sexual assault cases.