Security

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 07:10
India and the United States are in talks to help each other track submarines in the Indian Ocean, military officials say, a move that could further tighten defense ties between New Delhi and Washington as China steps up its undersea activities.
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:05

A hearing in the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa will Examine the President’s FY 2017 Budget Proposal for Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 06:30
Erik Prince is in the news again. Two recent articles in The Intercept describes how the notorious founder of Blackwater is being investigated for brokering military services to foreign governments and money laundering. However, whether Erik Prince has changed or not, the industry that he is involved in surely has.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 06:26
Afghanistan's top defense official has warned that al Qaeda -- the reason the United States first invaded Afghanistan -- is "very active" and a "big threat" in the country.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:32
The Taliban in Afghanistan declared the start of their fighting season on Tuesday, vowing to take control of more territory and launch large-scale attacks against the Kabul government and its foreign allies, including the U.S.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 06:34
A powerful earthquake rattled parts of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan on Sunday, shaking buildings and houses and causing panic in several cities.
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 11:24

Agenda

To receive testimony on United States Cyber Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2017 and the Future Years Defense Program.

* There is a possibility of a CLOSED session in Room SVC-217, the Office of Senate Security in the Capitol Visitor Center, following the OPEN session.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 06:45
The worldwide use of the death penalty has hit a more than 25-year high and Pakistan is one of the main reasons for the spike, according to Amnesty International’s annual report.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 06:28
The United Nations said it expects more violence with the onset of spring in Afghanistan and called for increased regional cooperation and coordination to help the war-hit nation counter the terrorism threat.
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 05:22
Fifteen Afghan security troops have been killed in fighting with Taliban militants in southern Uruzgan Province.

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