As part of our Here, There series, we're taking a look at gun ownership and crime in other countries. In Switzerland, guns are readily available. Recreational shooting and shooting clubs are popular among Swiss men.
Two Illinois agencies will get more than $1.1 million in federal grant money to prevent homelessness among military veterans. The grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will serve about 340 vets and their families who are homeless or don't have a permanent home.
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.
India’s cabinet has approved a proposal to purchase $4 billion worth of military aircraft from Chicago-based Boeing Co.According to an official from India’s defense ministry, the country plans to buy ten C-17 aircraft, a large combat plane used to move troops and cargo internationally.
At a morning hearing of the the House Armed Services Committee, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told members that political turbulence in the Middle East and Northern Africa holds "peril and promise" for the U.S.The same could be said for President Obama's decision to drop bombs on Libya, a military