“That’s an irresponsible way to fund our national defense priorities,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Thursday. “If the president got this bill, he’d veto it.”
Between the Pope’s visit to the U.S. and over 170 heads of State assembling in New York, Obama applauded the Secret Service for their “unprecedented” duty over the last week
“It’s a good first step in a confidence building exercise…but the proof will be in the pudding,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said.
The contract will boost cybersecurity at more than 100 federal civilian agencies.
The review comes as U.S. defense and NATO officials are increasingly wary of White House plans to reduce the U.S. presence to several hundred troops by the end of next year.
The president referenced Pope Francis about the Golden Rule and helping others stating, “that’s what these individuals represent,”
“Four years ago, I made a serious mistake—one that brought discredit on me and pain to those closest to me,” Petraeus said of leaking information to his biographer and mistress.
Seventy-five U.S.-trained rebels crossed the border from Turkey into northern Syria between Friday night and Saturday morning to fight ISIL.
The two heads of defense discussed the ongoing conflicts in Syria and how to avoid any unintended clashes between their forces.