{FD} Veterans turned congressmen push for DOJ investigation into Assad’s targeting of US troops

Two House lawmakers and combat veterans are leading a bipartisan effort urging the Justice Department to open an investigation into the role the Syrian regime, led by President Bashar al-Assad, played in targeting American troops during the war in Iraq.

{FD} Vets walk across America to honor fallen brothers and raise suicide awareness

For army veterans, Joe Cox, Russ Collins and Adam Lingo, the journey to the Washington Redskins’ FedExField and Sunday’s “Salute to Service” game began nine years ago when their fellow soldiers and teenage Iraqi translator “Roy” died as brothers in Sinsil, Iraq after a house rigged with explosives collapsed.

{FD} Vets walk across America to honor fallen brothers who committed suicide

For army veterans, Joe Cox, Russ Collins and Adam Lingo, the journey to the Washington Redskins’ FedExField and Sunday’s “Salute to Service” game began nine years ago when their fellow soldiers and teenage Iraqi translator “Roy” died as brothers in Sinsil, Iraq after a house rigged with explosives collapsed.

{FD} Army lifts ban on cutters, mentally ill and drug abusers to meet recruiting goals

Facing low recruitment levels, the U.S. Army quietly lifted its ban on allowing people with a history of mental illness, self-mutilation and drug abuse to serve in the military – despite warnings from the industry about the risks involved.

{FD} Tillerson, Mattis make case for war powers authority in Senate hearing in wake of Niger ambush

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis told Senate lawmakers at a hearing Monday that the U.S. needs the authority to deploy troops oversees to fight terror, as the killing of four U.S. service members in Niger earlier this month drew significant scrutiny.

{FD} Trump discusses cutting North Korea’s nuke capabilities with Chinese president

President Trump on Wednesday spoke with President Xi Jinping of China about the “denuke of North Korea” as lawmakers in Washington received classified briefings on the threat.