As a line medic for a Marine platoon in Iraq 10 years ago, Petty Officer 1st Class Randall McClain treated the wounds of war, from blunt trauma to lacerations and an amputation. Now, by his own admission, he's a little bored.
Capitol Hill lawmakers signed off Monday night on a detailed $17 billion compromise to overhaul the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. So what exactly is in the reform bill?
Robert McDonald floated through his confirmation as the new Department of Veterans Affairs secretary but he now faces the hard work of transforming a floundering bureaucracy – and the expectation he will begin by firing managers.
European countries that rely on Russian oil and natural gas had been reluctant to impose more than symbolic sanctions against Russia. But widespread outrage over Flight 17 moved them to impose what President Barack Obama called the “most significant and wide-ranging sanctions” to date.
A decision by China to spy on a U.S.-led military exercise could be a positive sign, according to the leader of American forces in the Pacific.
A federal consumer agency says Rome Finance promised troops and others that they could buy goods with instant financing and no money down, masking expensive financing charges by artificially inflating prices.
Secretary of State John Kerry has been motivated by two understandable short-term needs: First, he wants to stop the slaughter in Gaza. Second, he seeks to fulfill the instructions of President Barack Obama, who wants an immediate cease-fire.