The funding request for Ukraine could set up a showdown with Congress, where far-right Republicans as well as the left of the Democratic Party are skeptical of additional funding for the conflict.
NPR has sued the Defense Department to get it to release files regarding possible civilian casualties during the 2019 raid in Syria that resulted in the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The Department of Defense had its first independent financial audit in 2017. After three failed attempts, lawmakers are losing their patience. A new bill could impose financial penalties on the DoD.
The retired four-star Army general served in the military for 40 years including as the first Black general to lead U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East.