The US House of Representatives is nearing a vote on whether to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell.'
The US Congress could vote as early as Thursday on repealing the government's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ban on gays serving in the military.
It appears as if Democrats will rally enough votes in the House to pass a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.' The situation in the Senate is less clear, though the bill seems set to get through committee.
President Obama ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexico border in an effort to reach out to Republicans. He'll need their support to move forward on immigration reform.
President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates wanted to move forward with a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' more slowly. But Congress is pressing for a vote this week.
The White House will support the repeal of the 'don't ask, don't tell' law.
The Pentagon announced Monday that it will conduct two joint naval exercises with South Korea in response to confirmation that North Korea was responsible for the warship Cheonan sinking.
An Afghan private contractor in Kandahar, with close ties to Karzai's brother, is up for a contract to protect supply convoys for US troops in the Afghanistan war.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that the Pentagon needs to streamline its management structure and be fluid enough to shift resources to high priority areas when necessary.
A paramilitary officer stands guard before opening the gate at the Shanghai World Expo on Tuesday in Shanghai, China.