Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Sunday the Senate likely doesn't have enough Republican votes during Congress' lame-duck session to lift the ban on gays serving openly in the military.
Defense Department scientists are set to conduct a second test launch next year of the Falcon HTV-2 experimental superweapon after the first flight this year ended when the autopilot deliberately crashed the unmanned glider into the ocean as a safety measure.
The Obama administration called on China Wednesday to rein in North Korea after its artillery attack on a South Korean island, as the Pentagon ordered the USS George Washington aircraft carrier strike group to the Yellow Sea for naval exercises with South Korean forces.
A Pentagon report on the war in Afghanistan made public on Tuesday concludes there are some signs indicating Afghan locals are turning against the Taliban, but stated that progress in the war is slow.
The administration's Afghanistan war policy seems to be settling into a dismal combination of confusion and cynicism. Before the November elections, the administration was adamant that the troops would start coming home by July 2011. That, it is presumed, was to keep the president's liberals calm.
President Obama and his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak have pledged to hold joint military exercises and enhanced training after North Korea's military forces fired artillery against a South Korean island, prompting the South's forces to return fire.
The Mexican government is telling migrants driving home for the holidays that they should form convoys for their own safety while traveling through Mexico.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff supports Congress using its lame-duck session to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military.
"When I woke up on September 12 ," writes George W. Bush in this crisp and fast-moving account of the key moments in his presidency, "America was a different place. Commercial aircraft were grounded. Armed vehicles patrolled the streets of Washington."