The U.S. will lock down prisoners, furlough Internal Revenue Service workers, and rely on Russia to get astronauts into space to cope with $85 billion in federal spending reductions due to begin tomorrow.
The U.S. lost at least $9 billion of taxpayer money set aside to rebuild Iraq, as poor planning and weak oversight allowed waste and fraud to permeate the nine- year, $60.5 billion effort, according to a government watchdog.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno said today he expects a decision soon on the U.S. providing more military support to South Korea, including a plan to deploy additional Apache attack helicopters there.
U.S. troops would resume combat operations in Iraq only in case of a catastrophic event or the “complete failure” of that nation’s security forces, the U.S. commander in Iraq, General Ray Odierno , said.
General Ray Odierno , commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, said an explosion in Basra, Iraq, yesterday was probably a terrorist attack and that he’s confident the country’s security forces are able to deal with such strikes.
The U.S. Army failed to ensure that Afghan translators were properly screened at the start of the Obama administration’s troop surge in Afghanistan, endangering soldiers they worked with, according to the Pentagon’s inspector general.
Virginia Democrat Congressman Jim Moran, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and General Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, evacuated the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Sunday night along with thousands of flag-waving guests when a bad weather front forced the National Memorial Day Concert to end early.