US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin hospitalized, was in ICU, Biden not told

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been hospitalized since Monday and spent almost four days in an intensive care unit, and the Pentagon did not inform Congress, the National Security Council, or even President Biden until Thursday, according to a report from CNN on Saturday.  On Saturday, Politico reported that even members of the […]

US skips congressional review to approve sale artillery shells to Israel

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has approved the sale to Israel of 155 mm artillery shells and related equipment without congressional review, the Pentagon said on Friday. Blinken determined that an emergency exists that requires the immediate sale to Israel, thereby waiving congressional review requirements, according to the Pentagon. The State Department said […]

Pentagon asks IDF for explanation on strike on Jabalia refugee camp

The Pentagon has requested from the IDF an explanation regarding the Israeli strike on the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza that occurred on Tuesday, according to a Friday report from Politico, citing US and Israeli officials. Israel was asked to “detail the thinking and process behind the recent strike,” the report said citing […]