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U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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  • U.S. ambivalence runs deep as Iraq violence revives

    WASHINGTON — Zach Iscol was a Marine captain in 2004 when his platoon — a combined unit of 30 Iraqis and 20 Americans — seized the railroad station on the first night of the bloody battle of Fallouja. They spent a week kicking in doors...
  • Iran sanctions bill standoff may not amount to much

     Iran sanctions bill standoff may not amount to much
    WASHINGTON — In public, the White House has unleashed scathing criticism of Senate backers of a bill that would slap additional sanctions on Iran, calling the bipartisan effort a march toward war that could upend negotiations to halt the Islamic...
  • Robert Gates, the silent fox in the chicken coop

    WASHINGTON -- One of the best and enduring aspects of presidential cabinets has been the willingness of many chief executives to appoint at least one member from the opposition party. The practice demonstrates bipartisanship and also gives the president...
  • Senator criticizes CIA training of Syrian rebels as 'incredibly slow'

    Senator criticizes CIA training of Syrian rebels as 'incredibly slow'
    WASHINGTON – The ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee denounced the CIA’s year-old program to provide military training to moderate Syrian rebels, saying it was “incredibly, incredibly slow” and had so far...
  • U.S. to sell, lease Apache attack helicopters to Iraqi forces

    U.S. to sell, lease Apache attack helicopters to Iraqi forces
    WASHINGTON — Iraq’s embattled government will be allowed to buy and lease Apache attack helicopters to help fight a renewed insurgency after a U.S. lawmaker lifted his long-running objections to the deal, the Pentagon said Monday. The...
  • Iran sanctions remain despite nuclear deal, U.S. officials say

    WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials insisted to a Senate panel Tuesday that a temporary deal meant to curb Iran's nuclear program is not about to destroy restraints on world trade with Tehran. At a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations...
  • Obama's mortifying embrace of checkbook diplomacy

    How stupid can you be and still be a U.S. ambassador? I went to Wikipedia to find out. I looked up George Tsunis, President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Norway, who embarrassed himself at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign...
  • Congressional leaders back Obama on Ukraine, warn Russia

    WASHINGTON--Congressional leaders backed President Obama's warning Friday that "there will be costs" of any Russian military intervention in Ukraine, and pledged to provide support for the embattled former Soviet state as tensions rise in the region. In...
  • Talk of financial aid for Ukraine gains traction

    Talk of financial aid for Ukraine gains traction
    WASHINGTON — Russia's military action in Crimea has strengthened support for economic aid to beleaguered Ukraine, yet the multibillion-dollar package under discussion in world capitals still must navigate a treacherous course. With Russian...
  • Western intervention in Syria is long overdue (UPDATED)

    Syria is fast becoming the new Somalia -- a nation whose central government wields little control over the bulk of the country while feuding sects and gangs fight each other as well as the thoroughly discredited president, Bashar al-Assad. Meanwhile,...
  • Iran foreign minister talks conciliation, calls for end to sanctions

    WASHINGTON — Iran's foreign minister said Sunday that his country was willing to negotiate with the United States over its nuclear program but that Washington needed to reciprocate by stopping the sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy....
  • Obama's second coming

    WASHINGTON -- The first two weeks of the second Obama administration have signaled that a more assertive president now sits behind the Oval Office desk than the one who settled in there after his first inauguration four years ago. The starry-eyed...