The State Deparment is working with the Syrian Opposition Coalition and the Syrian Military Coalition on the aid but that there isn’t any specific timeline, a spokesman for State told FP. “The process can take from several weeks to several months,” he said…..Share on Facebook
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“This is a historic moment for our country and from tomorrow all of the security operations will be in the hands of the Afghan security forces,” Karzai said according to the Associated Press.
The U.S. had been leading security operations in the country since ousting the Taliban in a war that began in 2001.Share on Facebook
American officials said Patriot missiles and F-16s would be kept in Jordan to reassure an important ally that has aligned itself with the United States in the political and military campaign against the Assad government.
The Central Intelligence Agency has been training rebels in Jordan under a covert program, and weapons that are to be sent to the opposition by the United States are expected to be funneled through Jordan, both of which might heighten the risk of Syrian retaliation, including against possible training areas……Share on Facebook
Only 47 of 100 senators attended the 2:30 briefing, leaving dozens of chairs in the secure meeting room empty as Clapper, Alexander and other senior officials told lawmakers about classified programs to monitor millions of telephone calls and broad swaths of Internet activity.Share on Facebook
President Obama said in April that the United States had physiological evidence that the nerve gas sarin had been used in Syria, but lacked proof of who used it and under what circumstances. He now believes that the proof is definitive, according to American officials……Share on Facebook
……even some of the most outspoken critics of sexual assault in the military said they could not vote for Gillibrand’s legislation.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., a former prosecutor, said she respected Gililbrand “with all of my heart” and wanted to do away with sexual assault in the military but she said she couldn’t vote for Gillibrand’s bill.Share on Facebook
Sen Gillibrand Amendment to take sexual assault out of Military Chain of Command is dropped…Update…House does the same
Mr. Levin’s decision to support military brass in their resistance to Ms. Gillibrand’s proposal sets up a confrontation between a long-serving chairman of the committee with strong ties to the armed forces and a relatively new female member — one of a record seven women serving on the committee — who has made sexual assault in the military a signature issue.Share on Facebook