There is no conceivable fiscal plan that can underwrite Trump’s hucksterism. He makes wild spending promises, swears to reduce taxes, and then complains about the debt incurred by the Obama administration. Such obvious and irreconcilable contradictions have only one rational explanation.
Retired Marine General James Mattis said Russia, China and Islamist militants were presenting the biggest challenge to the U.S.-led world order since World War Two, and called for Congress to lift spending caps undermining military readiness.
Mattis would be the first former U.S. general to become defense secretary since George C. Marshall took the job in 1950.
Trump insisted he wants to lock up Clinton, but he now is considering whether to appoint Petraeus to one of the most sensitive jobs in government.
A statement posted online by ISIS paid tribute to Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as Abu Mohammed al-Furqan, its propaganda chief.
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton quietly negotiated a deal in 2011 that obliges Japan to continue paying $2 billion annually toward the cost of U.S. military bases there.
Whatever Peter Thiel’s motivation in endorsing Trump, the tech billionaire knows from personal experience that one of the Republican’s principal lines of attack on Hillary Clinton is false.
Previously, US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that risked civilian deaths were permitted in limited cases.
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has been the most vocal, complaining recently that some allies are “not doing enough or doing nothing at all.”
Families hugged each other close, some carrying photographs or wearing t-shirts depicting lost loved ones, or bearing placards with the words ‘we will never forget.’
The all-night session, dubbed “vote-a-rama,” always puts senators in a bind on a number of votes, and Thursday’s session was no different.