Saturday Morning Joe: Secret Somalia deployment, Lt. Col. Laura Kreitler retires, weather, Girl Scout Cookies...

By Northwest Military News Team on January 11, 2014

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is leading the push to get Democrats to support sanctions on Iran, putting him at sharp odds with the White House on one of President Obama's top foreign policy priorities.

Fighting between security forces and al-Qaida-linked militants in Iraq's Sunni-dominated Anbar province has killed at least 60 people over the past two weeks.

The U.S. military secretly deployed a small number of trainers and advisers to Somalia in October, the first time regular troops have been stationed in the war-ravaged country since1993, when two helicopters were shot down and 18 Americans killed in the "Black Hawk Down" disaster.

Tehran's envoy in Geneva said Iran and six world powers have reached an initial agreement to implement a deal on the nation's nuclear program, but the State Department said the announcement was premature.

The chief of the National Guard warned against cutting his force too drastically, arguing that the Pentagon needs the Guard now more than it ever did prior to 9-11.

In a spreading military probe into alleged illegal drug possession, the Air Force is now investigating nearly a dozen officers in multiple locations.

DARPA's Persistent Close Air Support program enables controllers and combat aircrews to visualize, select and employ guided weapons from a diverse set of airborne platforms.

Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon died Saturday after spending eight years in a coma following a debilitating stroke.

Lt. Col. Laura Kreitler was surrounded by her three sisters, parents, family, friends and fellow airmen yesterday at McChord Field to celebrate her 24-year career at her retirement ceremony.

Today In Genius: A Connecticut pool company employee is in hot water after police say he caused traffic chaos by drained a swimming pool onto a road in freezing temperatures.

Beginning today, Girl Scouts will be knocking on your doors to sell you a box ... or five ... of their cookies. New cookies have been added to the lineup, and this year the newcomers are a bit healthier than the traditional selections.

A 12-year-old girl died last week of complications from pneumonia. But she left behind this remarkable letter.

Watch The Simpsons tribute to Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki.

Conan hires a professional organizer to help clean a staffer's absolutely disgusting office.