Ambassador Erica Barks-Ruggles sits before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee during a hearing on U.S. leadership in U.N. elections. Featured, Foreign Affairs, National Security Lawmakers stress importance of U.S. leadership in upcoming international elections WASHINGTON — The United States needs a strategy for upcoming elections at several key international organizations, lawmakers said Thursday during a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on U.S. leadership in the United Nations. The last U.S. ... CONTINUE READING Army, National Security Society, stigma and self-doubt keep women veterans from accessing federal benefits WASHINGTON — Too many veteran women aren’t using the services they’re entitled to, said Veterans Affairs representatives Thursday at the seventh annual National Women Veterans Leadership and Diversity Conference, hosted by Women Veterans Interactive. Dennis May, ... CONTINUE READING National Security As Poland-Belarus Border Crisis Escalates, U.S. Calls for Russian Transparency WASHINGTON — Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters on Wednesday that he did not see “linkages” between recent Russian military action, the continuing border dispute between Belarus and Poland and increased NATO activity in ... CONTINUE READING Capitol at Biden inauguration Featured, National Security Trump Can't Block Jan. 6 Records Request, Federal Judge Rules WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled on Tuesday night that former President Donald Trump cannot block the release of certain presidential records relating to the Jan. 6 insurrection. “[Attorneys for the National Archives and House select ... CONTINUE READING

Justices Zero in on Gitmo Detainment in Torture Case

As the government fought to shield testimony on the CIA’s use of torture at CIA black sites, it was the rationale for continuing to hold military detainees at Guantanamo Bay that seemed to preoccupy a number of justices during Wednesday’s oral arguments.

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