House Armed Services Committee Chairman sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting a briefing on the decision to use federal criminal courts to prosecute Guantanamo detainees.
On the evening of April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson delivered one of the most famous addresses in U.S. history; he asked Congress to recognize that a state of war existed between the United States and Germany.
The Associated Press rejected a request by a grieving family and Defense Secretary Robert Gates to withhold a photo of a Marine dying from combat wounds in Afghanistan. The Legion stands by the family.
Homeland Security chief apologized to veterans during an April 16 interview on CNN, after The American Legion and other veterans service organizations objected to a report about right-wing extremism, issued by her office.