It has been three months since the top commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said he needed "a few thousand" more troops to break a “stalemate” in the war-torn country, and officials say the Trump administration’s plan for Afghanistan could provide him with that manpower. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb explains.
Claims and counterclaims reverberated across Washington concerning President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and the status of an ongoing investigation of Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. election. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the FBI’s acting director contradicted White House claims that Comey had lost the agency’s confidence when the president dismissed him.
The lingering threat from Russia following its attempts to meddle with the U.S. presidential election is unlikely to recede anytime soon, with the nation’s top intelligence officials warning that Moscow is likely to get both more aggressive and more unpredictable. VOA National Security Correspondent Jeff Seldin.