On Wednesday, 56 Democrats and one Republican said that any effort to reduce the federal debt needs to include defense cuts. They called for an independent commission to take up the issue.
General Odierno, the top US commander in Iraq, said in a Monitor interview that US and Iraqi forces have broken large Al Qaeda in Iraq rings that extorted millions of dollars a year from companies.
Emerging economic superpowers China and India may compete here. What should be the US role?
The buildup in Ciudad Juárez, an entry point for drug smuggling on the US border, is meant to stop vicious fighting between drug cartels.