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Anti-Trump Forces Build Shadow Third-Party Campaign as Republicans Warm to Trump
Anti-Donald Trump strategists are working behind the scenes to build the foundation for a third-party run even as the Republican Party takes steps toward unifying around the presumptive GOP candidate. A small but dedicated group of Republicans say they’ve begun to cultivate donors in hopes of
Six Americans Killed in Afghanistan in Separate Attacks
By LUIS MARTINEZ, NICK SCHIFREN and ALEEM AGHA Six Americans, including three civilians, were killed today in Afghanistan in two separate incidents. U.S. officials confirm that five Americans were killed in a car bomb blast in Qalat, the capital of the southern Afghan province of...
Overturned Sexual Assault Case Spurs Bill to Limit Commanders' Tribunal Powers
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would remove the power of military commanders to unilaterally overturn or lessen the decisions of judges or juries at courts martial under their review. The proposed legislation came as a direct response to the outrage of victim...
Hagel Orders Review of Rules in Military Sex Assault Convictions
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he is ordering a review of the rules that allow a military commander to overrule court martial convictions by military juries. Hagel wrote a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., which is posted on her website. The move was prompted...
US Gen.: An Iranian Nuke Would Spark Arms Race
Gen. James Mattis Says Sanctions Could Still Work, But Other 'Means' Available
Iran, US Flex Military Muscles in Persian Gulf
US Carries Out Vast Allied Anti-Mine Exercise, Iran Test Fires Anti-Warship Missiles
The Global Note: Afghanistan "Insider Attacks"…Jihadists in Syria…Japan, China, & Island Angst…The "Alternative" Olympics
AFGHAN WAR -”INSIDER ATTACKS”…It’s a remarkable show of top U.S. brass today – and a sign of just how worried the U.S. military is over the recent spate of attacks on American troops by the Afghans they’ve trained – and trusted. Mike BOETTCHER reports from...
US to Investigate Fatal NATO Airstrikes
ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and Luis Martinez report: U.S. Central Command has launched an investigation into the circumstances behind this weekend’s deadly NATO airstrikes along Afghanistan’s rugged border with Pakistan that resulted in the deaths of more than two dozen Pakistani soldiers. Centcom ...
The Presidential Planner
ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: After receiving his regular rounds of morning briefings, President Obama will hold his monthly meeting with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Expected attendees include: The Vice President Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State...
President Obama Wants Options as Pentagon Issues Warnings About Libyan No-Fly Zone
Top US Military Commanders, Diplomats Wary of Destroying of Libyan Air Defenses to Create 'No-Fly Zone'