Lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration on whether the benchmarks it laid out Wednesday to measure progress in Afghanistan will require more troops.
Mullen's comments to Congress Tuesday were the first time he has gone on record saying the Afghan war needs even more American forces.
In 1965, CEOs of major US firms made 24 times an average worker’s pay. By 2004, that ratio was 431 times.
Wednesday's US-Swiss deal is the latest step in an international crackdown on tax evaders.
Federal officials scouting for alternative prisons for detainees toured a maximum security prison in Standish, Mich., that may close due to budget cuts.
Virulent meetings over healthcare reform lead some in Congress – especially Democrats – to seek less public ways to engage voters.
A bipartisan group of six senators worked Tuesday to hammer out a deal. But both parties worry that they will find the final product unacceptable.
Just 650 Afghans are fighting alongside the 4,000 US Marines in the Helmand province. US commanders and now Congress are pushing to grow Afghan security forces.
Proponents of the plane had argued for preserving jobs in the name of national security.