It's war. Victory requires a superior military advantage.
John Atta Mills took the oath of office Wednesday after a closely contested race.
Absent more forceful US role, others make frantic bid to halt fighting.
Efforts outside the US tend to amount to 1.5 percent of GDP or less, one tally finds.
UN allows antipiracy forces to chase them onto land, attack them by air. But Security Council seems unprepared to address the instability that makes Somalia a 'failed state.'
Syria is the prime suspect in former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's assassination. But many say an international tribunal could cause it to turn away from engaging with the West and Israel.