Ten heavily armored American humvees were delivered to Boryspil International Airport near Kiev, Ukraine today as part of the United States commitment to send defense aid to the nation in its struggle against Russian separatists.
In one of the last military actions of British troops in Afghanistan, a sniper shoots a suicide bomber’s belt trigger from 900 meters away--and kills six Taliban soldiers.
The US and Afghanistan are nearing confirmation of a security deal that is a priority on both sides. As the bilateral negotiations finally produced mutually agreeable language, President Obama reassured President Karzai that American forces would "respect the sanctity and dignity of Afghans" but did not apologize for the US military presence (as many reported had been requested).
Families of military members killed overseas will not be receiving death benefits and will not be flown to Dover Air Force Base to receive the dead as long as the government continues to be shutdown.
POTUS stands alone.