Military experts say it could take days, weeks or months for Israel to make a definitive case. Or it might never come.
The Joint Chiefs chairman said in a letter to his Chinese counterpart that restoring communications is crucial to avoiding misunderstandings.
The four-star Air Force fighter pilot will take over from Gen. Mark A. Milley as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
His four years as the senior military adviser to two presidents spanned an unusually chaotic period.
Tommy Tuberville of Alabama has refused to lift his hold unless the Pentagon cancels a policy ensuring that service members have access to abortion.
The Wagner Group has not confirmed its leader’s death, nor has the Russian government.
The move to send $300 million in additional support comes as Moscow has come under drone attacks in recent days.
If confirmed by the Senate, the Air Force chief of staff would become the senior military adviser to the president.
The appointment of Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. would mean that the top two Pentagon leadership positions would be inhabited by Black men for the first time in American history.
The easing of Covid-era restrictions could lead to an increase in migrants, officials say.