Tracking North Korea's Kang Nam is not an extraordinary duty for American warships.
Thailand and Singapore have longstanding military ties with America but also trade with Burma, where the vessel is headed.
Saturday's massive bomb in Kirkuk, combined with political gridlock, raises questions about how ready Iraq is for the withdrawal of US troops from cities by June 30.
The aging craft, heading toward the Strait of Malacca, is an unlikely player in what is fast becoming an international drama.
The 1960 report defends Israel's nuclear ambitions, offers guidance on handling today's nuclear-hopefuls.
US envoy Mitchell was in Egypt Thursday, and arrives in Damascus Friday. Syrians hope for a new rapprochement under an Obama administration.