Leo Shane III
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:44
The House Armed Services Committee’s chairman this week voiced support for increasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, adding he isn’t worried about a slow slide into another major military mission there.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 13:11
efense advocates have been hopeful that President Donald Trump’s election will mean big boosts in military spending in years to come, but on Monday prominent analysts said those thoughts may just be dreams.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 06:43
Defense Department contractors in Afghanistan still outnumber U.S. troops by a 3-to-1 margin according to new research released this week, raising questions again about the role those workers play in the ongoing wars overseas and the oversight they receive.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 06:36
The U.S. fight against Islamic State militants risks becoming “another slow, grinding failure” like the Vietnam War, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman warned Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 06:32
Defense Department officials are hopeful that by the end of this year they’ll be paying for salaries of only Afghan soldiers who actually exist.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 07:45
Senate Democratic leaders said that if not for their decision to stonewall the defense appropriations process for months, Congress never would have reached a full federal budget deal.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:48
Military officials on Tuesday stepped up their rebuttal to the claim by some U.S. troops that an American policy encouraged them to overlook the rampant sexual abuse of young boys that is common in Afghanistan, particularly by men in the Afghan security forces.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 06:33
House lawmakers Wednesday strongly rejected a proposal to rapidly withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq, a move supporters say was designed to force public debate on America's 10 months of unauthorized military operations against Islamic militants in the region.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 06:46
House appropriators want to reinforce Congress' importance in authorizing military intervention in the Middle East, even if so far lawmakers have done little on the issue. On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee inserted language into its fiscal 2016 defense budget bill emphasizing that "Congress has a constitutional duty to debate and determine whether or not to authorize the use of military force" against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 08:17
Republican lawmakers renewed their criticism of a lack of clear direction in President Obama’s foreign policy — specifically focused this time on the unfolding crisis in Iraq — following a briefing from military leaders Tuesday morning.