Yesterday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had a hearing on US policy in Ukraine. The hearing exposes deep divisions both in strategy and perspective. Senators grilled Assistant Secretary, European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Evelyn Farkas and Assistant Secretary, Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury Daniel Glaser as to why the US policy in Ukraine seemed not to be working.
|By: DSWright Thursday September 5, 2013 6:35 am|
Well that was fast mission creep. In an apparent attempt to appease Senator John McCain, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee included a regime change provision in the resolution authorizing President Obama to start a war with Syria.
|By: DSWright Wednesday September 4, 2013 3:20 pm|
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Syria War Bill out of committee. The vote was 10-7, with Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) voting present.
|By: DSWright Wednesday September 4, 2013 6:35 am|
A bill authorizing the use of military force in Syria has been drafted in the Senate. The resolution from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee allows President Obama to make war on Syria for a period of 90 days with certain conditions.
|By: CTuttle Saturday July 20, 2013 8:00 pm|
When all else fails, send in the 82nd Airborne
|By: emptywheel Tuesday June 28, 2011 3:12 pm|
If we actively work to assassinate the leader of a country we recognize, we are implicitly endorsing such actions against us.