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  • Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress

    The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Obama's decision to order the exchange of Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the administration's...
  • White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal

    White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal
    The White House struggled Wednesday to quell a political storm in Congress over the trade of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and to repair relations with Democratic and Republican lawmakers outraged over the lack of consultation. The...
  • Obama makes 'no apologies' for Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange

    Obama makes 'no apologies' for Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange
    President Obama said Thursday he would not apologize for trading five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who the White House says could have been killed if details had leaked before his release last weekend. Speaking in Brussels, Obama...
  • McManus: The other drone question

    It has been 11 years since the United States began using missile-firing drones to attack Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. But only now are we beginning a full public debate on this new form of warfare, and it took the nomination of...
  • Iraq war: Lessons learned?

    Iraq war: Lessons learned?
    Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain that the invasion...
  • McManus: Obama plays for time to avoid 'red line'

    McManus: Obama plays for time to avoid 'red line'
    Barack Obama really, really does not want to get tangled up in Syria. For almost a year, Obama's secretaries of State — first Hillary Rodham Clinton, now John Kerry — have pressed the president for more aid to the insurgents who are fighting...
  • McManus: Petraeus, the comeback general

    McManus: Petraeus, the comeback general
    Gen. David H. Petraeus, long the most famous overachiever in the U.S. Army, is already on his way to a new career distinction: breaking the land speed record for rehabilitation from a scandal. It was only two weeks ago that Petraeus resigned from his...
  • McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress

    McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
  • Mikulski poised to become Senate committee chair

    Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
  • Mikulski to lead Senate Appropriations Committee

    Mikulski to lead Senate Appropriations Committee
    In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had...
  • U.S. Must Have Checks On Drone Killings

    U.S. Must Have Checks On Drone Killings
    John Brennan, newly confirmed director of the CIA, assured Americans in a speech last year on targeted killing that there is "absolutely nothing casual" about the process of targeted killing, including that of American citizens. He included in this the...