overseas contingency operations
WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - The number of U.S. troops deployed in battle zones is at its lowest level since before the
I adore having three-day weekends. Yet, I wish all school children knew what this day is for. Any family who has lost someone recently in our current endless wars, or still have family who served in Vietnam or Korea who suffer with lasting injuries, both mental and physical -- will honor this day with sadness. We all need to think about that.
After voting on both versions Wednesday, the House passed Price #2 by a vote of 219-208. Several members switched to vote
But Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the top Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, outlined her party’s strategy to keep Obama
It's an open secret that the Pentagon has routinely been using the war budget -- known as the Overseas Contingency Operations account -- as a slush fund to pay for items that don't fit within the caps on its base budget. If a new report is accurate, the House Budget Committee will propose an increase of over $40 billion in the OCO account, bringing the total to an astounding $90 billion.
The sooner Congress passes the Pentagon budget for 2015, or at least another continuing resolution, the sooner the president will receive the money. And in fighting terrorism, sooner is often better than later.
"We do not have a formal budget number to provide at this stage," said Caitlin Hayden, an administration spokeswoman, on
Dr. Post offers a step-by-step approach for political, military and ideological actions to induce behavioral, emotional and attitudinal changes to manage and minimize a "war" we just can't win.