President Barack Obama's plan to bring 10,000 troops home from Afghanistan by the end of this year. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin says the president's announcement on Wednesday is a step toward the end of a long war. Durbin says the U.S.
Not so long ago, when the question was war, the response on Capitol Hill was an automatic blank check.A largely compliant Congress, and presidents and politicians who were fearful of looking "weak on defense" or "unpatriotic," rubber-stamped massive military spending.Funny how 10 years, two $1 trill
President Obama is expected to soon make an announcement about withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The timeline isn’t clear. But the pressure is-the President’s initial deadline was July. Roughly 100,000 troops are currently serving in Afghanistan.
Attacks across Afghanistan killed at least 21 on Saturday, including police and soldiers, but mostly civilians.In one incident in the southern province of Kandahar, a remote-controlled bomb destroyed a minibus killing men, women and eight children.