A logistics route through Russia that carried as much as 40 percent of the supplies for NATO’s coalition at the height of military operations in Afghanistan has finally shut down.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the current GOP defense budget for 2016 is a “road to nowhere” that will leave the military in the lurch this fall.
The president's shutdown message
Letter from defense secretary on implementation of the Pay Our Military Act
DOD issues guidance on potential shutdown
President Obama Message on Shutdown from The White House on Vimeo.
Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project.
Construction on the budget-busting Denver veterans hospital will stop if Congress doesn't authorize more spending on the project within a week, the Veterans Affairs Department said Monday.
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