The Department of Defense isn’t taking federal sequestration lying down.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held captive in Afghanistan for five years, was traded for five Taliban commanders in May.
The ransom policy will not be reconsidered, said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
“We have good information. We need better information,” David Cohen, the Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said to a House committee.
The U.S. will host 200 representatives from 30 nations to develop military strategies to defeat the Islamic State
The President will also meet with Congressional leaders later this week.
The Army’s Chief of Staff has ordered a 21-day monitored isolation period for twelve troops who have returned from an operation in Liberia
According to Assistant Attorney General John Carlin the number of cybersecurity attacks have increased in the past year.
“We have made it clear that no apology or other statement is in the offing,” said Secretary of State John Kerry.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met Thursday with his South Korean counterpart, Minister Han Min-koo, where both leaders agreed that North Korea still poses a threat on the peninsula