Congress Now Supersedes Generals on Military Issues

The shift mirrors broader societal frustrations after two decades of wars, a pervasive problem of sexual assault and harassment of female troops and the exposure of political extremism in the ranks.

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Biden to Withdraw All Combat Troops From Afghanistan by Sept. 11

After years of arguing against an extended military presence in Afghanistan, President Biden is doing things his way, with the deadline for withdrawal set for the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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Biden Seeks Update for a Much-Stretched Law That Authorizes the War on Terrorism

The legal basis for the war against Al Qaeda and its successors is aging and frayed, but how to replace it has long bedeviled lawmakers.

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In This Strange Election Year, Foreign Embassies Find Little Access to Democrats

The Biden campaign, according to advisers, is concerned over possible perception of foreign meddling in the election — or any comparison to Russian interference on President Trump’s behalf in 2016.

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Analyzing the 2016 V.P. Debate Between Kaine and Pence

The vice president is likely to be focused and aggressively defend President Trump, as he did in the debate against Senator Tim Kaine.

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Tim Kaine on What It’s Like to Debate Mike Pence

Mr. Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016, spoke to The Times about what lies ahead for Senator Kamala Harris at Wednesday’s V.P. debate.

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The Pence-Harris V.P. Debate Now Has Big Consequences

Vice-presidential debates can often be afterthoughts in a presidential race. But with President Trump in the hospital, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris will now face an unusual amount of scrutiny, and a tricky balancing act.

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With President in the Hospital, a V.P. Debate Takes On Outsize Import

Vice-presidential debates can often be afterthoughts in a presidential race, but Mike Pence and Kamala Harris will now face an unusual amount of scrutiny, and a tricky balancing act in dealing with the virus.

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Fauci Hearing: Who Were Those Masked (and Unmasked) Senators?

The proceedings, billed as Dr. Anthony Fauci’s high noon, became a surreal pageant of dystopian government and politicized face wear.

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Failing to Override a Veto, Senate Falls Short of Curbing Trump’s Iran War Powers

The defeat of the measure allows President Trump to continue to act unilaterally on Iran, in defiance of Congress.

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Trump Vetoes Measure Demanding Congressional Approval for Iran Conflict

The president said the resolution was an “insulting” move to limit his powers as commander in chief.

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Bishop Who Defied Social Distancing Dies After Contracting Covid-19, Church Says

The death of Bishop Gerald O. Glenn of the New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Chesterfield, Va., was announced during Easter services.

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