New Report Shows U.S. Diplomats Preparing For Complete Troop Withdrawal In Afghanistan
The White House and Pentagon remain optimistic they can reach a deal to maintain a limited troop presence in Afghanistan after the withdrawal later this year. U.S. diplomats aren't so sure, according to a newly released State Department report.
The Merck Foundation Suspends Funding To The Boy Scouts Of America
The corporation's giving arm will no longer fund the BSA as long as the organization continues its ban on gay Scouts and Scout leaders. "[W]e cannot continue to provide support to an organization with a policy that is contrary to one of our core beliefs."