The Special Inspector Gen. For Afghanistan Reconstruction said that the Taliban is “increasingly fractured, with some commanders claiming allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.”
Defense Sec. Ashton Carter wants plans on arming personnel and improving mass warning notification systems.
Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Sec. Ashton Carter, Treasury Sec. Jack Lew, Energy Sec. Ernest Moniz and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.
White House Cabinet members have been defending the Iran agreement to House and Senate GOP-controlled panels since the deal was reached in Vienna with international partners July 12
The latest on Operation Inherent Resolve and “setting the conditions for the liberation of Anbar Province.”
Turkey has offered military bases as staging areas for manned and unmanned U.S. warplanes.
U.S. military bases remain at the third highest level of “Bravo” since 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez killed five service members at a Navy-Marine recruiting office in Chattanooga, TN, on July 16.
Live anthrax samples have been sent to 86 labs in 20 U.S. States, the District of Columbia and Canada, Italy, Britain, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Australia.
Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, fell on May 17.