U.S. Congress

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 06:54
The congressional defense panels have released some — but not all — of the remaining funds for the $500 million Syria train-and-equip program that Defense Secretary Ash Carter says is crucial to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 06:22
As operations in Yemen and Syria continue to deplete military arsenals from Gulf Cooperation Council nations, those countries have publicly campaigned to speed up the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:51


Friday, December 11, 2015 - 06:06
For the first time, and against a rising death toll in Yemen, the U.S. Senate is using new oversight powers to track American weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, Foreign Policy has learned. The move signals a growing unease on Capitol Hill with the Saudi-led war effort against Houthi rebels in Yemen, a conflict the United Nations says has killed more than 5,700 people and has forced another 2.3 million from their homes.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 06:02
Six members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to legislators in El Salvador urging them to elect a new Attorney General, highlighting the issue of U.S. influence over local efforts to tackle corruption and impunity in Central America.
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 13:00

"U.S. Strategy for Syria and Iraq and its Implications for the Region"
Full Committee
(10:00 AM - 2118 RHOB - Open)
Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Ashton B. Carter
Secretary of Defense

General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., USMC
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Testimony can be found here
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 12:58

Supporting the Warfighter of Today and Tomorrow

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015Time: 09:30 AMLocation: Room SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building


Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:36
President Obama on Wednesday signed a defense bill into law despite provisions that will continue to impede his goal of closing the wartime prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. But he again suggested that he thought those provisions might be unconstitutional and not necessarily binding.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 06:46
Former U.S. Army vice chief of staff retired Gen. Jack Keane, laid out a plan to Congress today for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria that would involve thousands of troops, vehicles, attack helicopters and large-scale commando raids.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 06:04
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday signed the 2016 defense policy bill, which now heads to the president's desk for his signature for the second time.