If you're worried abut the security of the United States after President Trump's disgraceful dismissal of Gen. James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, you also need to look inside the U.S. government to examine the Trump hangers-on who are downgrading the professionalism of key government agencies.
America's longest war isn't getting any younger. With its 15-year anniversary five months behind us, there's no telling when the Afghanistan war might end. But if our time there has taught us anything, it's that sending thousands more American troops into the fray would only prolong it further. Yet, with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis preparing a recommendation on the path forward in Afghanistan, the administration may be considering just that.
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski called for a return to civility in politics and vowed to continue serving Maryland as a private citizen during an emotional farewell speech on the Senate floor Wednesday in which she reflected on a career in office that has spanned more than four decades.