Topic: U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services
Pressure rises on the Obama administration to take action in Libya. Officials weigh the humanitarian costs of holding back against the economic and political costs of action.
04/06/2011 07:32 pm
In his 2012 budget, Rep. Paul Ryan (R) spared the Pentagon from huge budget cuts in the years ahead. Sen. John McCain says he mostly agrees with that decision.
04/06/2011 04:07 pm
Sen. John McCain (R) is sharply critical of the multilateral approach that the Obama administration has taken on Libya. But at a Monitor breakfast on Wednesday, he praised Hillary Clinton.
04/06/2011 01:43 pm
On the eve of the transfer of Libya command from the US to NATO, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis faced tough questioning from the Senate Armed Services Committee.
03/29/2011 07:51 pm
President Obama's bombing of Libya without congressional authorization or debate puts us on a dangerous path. A minimum standard for transparency in government is that the House and the Senate go on the record for or against a new war.
03/23/2011 01:19 pm
While President Obama predicts US forces could disengage from Libya within the week, Senate hawks who pressed for military intervention watch closely to see that the mission's goals are fulfilled. Critics, including conservatives, say they are leading the nation into endless, costly wars. Here’s how the hawks respond – and what they say should happen next.
03/22/2011 08:51 pm
Many experts agree with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, who told Congress Thursday that a no-fly zone in Libya 'would not be sufficient.' But there are other options short of putting troops on the ground, which President Obama has ruled out.
03/18/2011 04:47 pm
With pro-Qaddafi forces advancing on the Libyan opposition capital, Benghazi, the UN Security Council approved a no-fly zone and other measures to protect civilians with 10-to-0 vote.
03/17/2011 09:48 pm
Gen. David Petraeus is on Capitol Hill this week to give a positive message about the course of the Afghanistan war. But some key US officials disagree with his assessment.
03/16/2011 10:05 am
A hearing chaired by Rep. Peter King to investigate radicalization within the American Muslim community touches on an important topic, terrorism experts say. But they question the tone.
03/10/2011 09:35 pm