The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in return for five Taliban helps fulfill two of President Obama’s goals: Bringing US combat activity in Afghanistan to an end and reducing the number of detainees at Guantánamo.
Eric Shinseki resigned Friday as Veterans Affairs chief after a report found systemic abuses in VA facilities across the US, including 'secret' lists that delayed patient care and hid the scope of the problem. What to do to make the VA better?
In the end, combined pressures resulting from mismanagement at VA health facilities proved too much for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to withstand. President Obama accepted his resignation Friday.
Russia denies mass border crossings are taking place, although separatist leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic now freely admit their ragtag army has many foreigners, including some from the Russian province of Chechnya.