President Barack Obama offered soldiers and families at Fort Hood words of consolation for the loss of three servicemen who died in a shooting rampage earlier this month and vowed the U.S. will do more for veterans suffering from mental anguish.
A shooting by an Iraq War veteran at Fort Hood in Texas last week calls attention to the importance of bolstering security at military bases and the emotional well- being of personnel strained by multiple deployments and federal budget cuts, U.S. lawmakers said.
A Caterpillar Inc. executive defended her company’s tax maneuvers, telling a Senate panel that moving profits from its parts business to Switzerland from the U.S. was a legal and appropriate way to eliminate unnecessary expenses.
Caterpillar Inc. avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes by shifting profits from a parts business to a subsidiary in Switzerland, according to a report released today by a Senate investigative committee.
Abdullah Abdullah, who finished second in Afghanistan’s 2009 presidential election, is confident he can win enough ballots on April 5 to avoid a runoff and sign a deal “within a month” to keep U.S. troops in the country.