9/11 First Responders Bill May Move Ahead This Week. And, North Korea backs away from threats to strike South Korea for practicing artillery drills.
While the new START treaty, the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and the tax package put together by President Obama and Congressional Republicans have been getting most of the attention, another piece of important legislation has been on the Senate’s agenda.
During the past few decades, scientists have become increasingly persuaded that people who suffer brain injuries benefit from what is called cognitive rehabilitation therapy — a lengthy, painstaking process in which patients relearn basic life tasks such as counting, cooking or remembering directions to get home.
North Korea called South Korean artillery drills on a front-line island Monday a “reckless military provocation” but said it would not retaliate, backing away from earlier threats to strike back.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Air Force Base officials say they’re working on boosting prevention efforts after five of the base’s 5,000 airmen committed suicide during the past 18 months.
On Saturday, Congress definitively said the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” law will be repealed. Now, the question is when.
In a statement likely to ignite partisan flames, Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday the U.S. will be out of Afghanistan by 2014 “come hell or high water.”
As expected, the Obama administration’s review of progress in the war in Afghanistan was mostly optimistic, outlining progress in key strategic areas such as beating back the Taliban and depleting the operational capacity of al-Qaida.
After more than 17 years of trying and uncertainty in recent days about its ultimate fate, efforts to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” law could be over one way or the other by Monday.
Japan on Friday replaced its Cold War-era defense strategy with what it called a “dynamic force” approach that will shift its security focus away from Russia and toward more immediate threats such as North Korea, and possibly China.
WASHINGTON — For the second time in two years, Congress has approved a major overhaul of GI Bill benefits, this time simplifying the formula for college tuition payments and awarding housing stipends to students attending classes online.
FORT MEADE, Md. — Just hours after being found guilty at his court-martial, Army Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin said he was ashamed and remorseful over his decision to refuse deployment to Afghanistan earlier this year, but he hedged on questions about President Obama’s citizenship.
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