In our Monday news wrap, the Kremlin declared that U.S. officials need Russian consent before releasing transcripts of President Trump's phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Democratic lawmakers are pressing for their release. Also, two front-runners in Afghanistan's presidential…
An influential House committee chairman pressed his case Monday for $696 billion defense budget in 2018 — more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials say the Pentagon's long-awaited plan to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer the remaining detainees to a facility in the United States calls for up to $475 million in construction costs…
By Kathleen Hennessey, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that the U.S. will be deploying more special forces to assist Iraqi and Peshmerga forces targeting the Islamic State, and will be authorized to take direct action. Some lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. is making…
By PBS NewsHour
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