Congress

Duckworth demands Pentagon investigate if troops participated in Capitol ‘coup attempt’

“If accurate, it would be a disgraceful insult to the vast majority of servicemembers who honorably serve our Nation in accordance with the core values of their respective Services,” Duckworth wrote in the letter. If any such individuals are identified, Duckworth urged Miller to take “appropriate action to hold individuals accountable under the Uniform Code […]

Defense

For CIA director, Biden taps veteran diplomat William Burns

Burns retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 and is currently the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a nonpartisan foreign policy think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. CIA director is perhaps the most high-profile post Biden had yet to fill after weeks of rolling out Cabinet picks and other administration appointments. […]