On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
Our colleagues at National Journal Daily, report Republicans in Congress agreed to the $1.047 trillion stop-gap budget measure -- which you might know as the continuing resolution -- to avoid a spending battle during the lame-duck session. Here's a look at some keys aspects of the CR. National Journal subscribers can read more here.
The annual rate of the CR is $26.6 billion below last year's level.
Funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster Relief Fund stays flat at $6.4 billion.
$88.5 billion goes toward war-related funding, the amount requested by the White House.