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Everything you need to know about Gen. John Kelly, Trump's new chief of staff
President Donald Trump announced Friday via Twitter that he has selected retired Gen. John Kelly, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, to be his new chief of staff. Kelly will replace Reince Priebus, who served as chief of staff for six months and was formerly the longest-serving
President Obama Picks New National Security Team, 3/4ths of Whom Served Under Bush
President Obama formally introduced his new four national security appointments, saying that all have his complete confidence and are critical for the US to “stay focused on our missions, maintain our momentum and keep our nation secure.”
Afghanistan: Why Add More Troops?
Brookings' Michael O'Hanlon details what the President must explain Tuesday.
McCain to Obama: Don't Be Like LBJ
ABC News' Teddy Davis reports: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been largely supportive of President Obama's plans to bolster U.S. forces in Afghanistan but he said Tuesday that his former rival should go a step further and commit now to...
Top Sunni Sheik Killed in IED Attack
The Sunni tribal leader cooperating with the United States against al Qaeda in Iraq was killed in an improvised explosive device attack near his house in Anbar Province. Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha, head of the Anbar Salvation Council (also known as the Anbar Awakening), led the revolt of Sunni tribes
Former U.S. Contractor Alleges 9-Month Detention in Iraq
For months, he worked closely with American soldiers , ferreting out threats to the troops and forging a relationship with a key sheikh who went on to lead the Sunni awakening. But when this 52-year-old translator and veteran of the U.S. Army headed for his annual leave as a contractor in Iraq , he
TRANSCRIPT: McCain: Obama's Plan Could 'Reverse' Iraq Progress
The following is a transcript of a taped interview between Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and ABC News' David Wright . Watch part of ABC's interview with McCain tonight on ABC's World News with Charles Gibson at 6:30 pm ET. WRIGHT: Senator, I want to start by asking you about an extraordinary statement
Sam on McCain's Tough Week
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Commentary: Sam Donaldson on McCain's Tough Week
The following is a commentary by ABC News' Sam Donaldson. Click here to view a video version of his latest essay. Many, many years ago there was a comic strip named "Li'l Abner" and one of the characters in it was named Joe Btfsplk, a forlorn little man in ragged clothes who walked around with a
Full Interview with John McCain
John McCain tells ABC's David Wright Obama's Iraq plan could "reverse" progress.