Pakistan is stockpiling weapons-grade nuclear material, and accelerating construction of a nuclear plant that can produce plutonium. What's behind the nuclear surge?
Until WikiLeaks revealed otherwise this week, Israeli officials had insisted that the two countries remained regional partners. Now they're speaking more openly about a shift toward Turkey's rival, Greece.
In Afghanistan, US and NATO reassess their strategy amid concerns that their efforts are failing.
Keeping the Defense secretary allows Obama's team to move quickly on a foreign-policy challenges.
The Joint Chiefs chairman may come closer to the views of the new president.
The Pentagon hopes better ties will strengthen NATO and boost the mission in Afghanistan.