The White House issued a statement on April 14 informing the public that President Obama had submitted a report to Congress indicating the administration’s intent to rescind Cuba’s “State Sponsor of Terrorism” designation.
Saying a successful aerial attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities could be carried out in “several days,” Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) chastised Obama administration efforts to negotiate with Iran over its nuclear ambitions.
The first 10 of 30 Humvee armored vehicles that the United States has agreed to supply to Ukraine arrived in the country’s capital of Kiev on March 25. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko personally took possession of the vehicles at Kiev’s Boryspil International Airport.
Despite promises to the contrary, President Obama has allowed the CIA to maintain control of the drone war.
An open letter sent by 47 Republican senators to the “Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran” on March 9 — which provided Iran’s leaders with a brief lesson on the U.S. Constitution’s grant of powers regarding foreign policy — has generated a critical response from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Vice President Joe Biden, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
As Iranian-sponsored Shiite militias take an increasing role in the fight against the Islamic State, Iran’s growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells from Washington to Riyadh.
U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked by a knife-wielding political fanatic at a breakfast forum in Seoul on March 5, and required two hours of surgery during which 80 stitches were used to close wounds in his face.