Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters Friday that the administration is "close" to finalizing a plan going forward in Afghanistan. He stressed that putting together an overall strategy "takes time" and added, "this is hard work so you've got to get it right, that's all there is to it and we are working to get it right."
Secretary of Defense James Mattis has informed Congress that the US is withholding $50 million in funding from Pakistan because he was unable to certify that Islamabad "has taken sufficient action against the Haqqani Network," a branch of the Afghan Taliban.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren praised her colleague John McCain Thursday, calling him "tough as a boot" the day after it was announced that the Arizona Republican had been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor.
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