On Iran sanctions, the Obama administration shifts gears to focus less on UN sanctions and more on modifying measures before Congress.
The United States is expected Saturday to push for more sanctions against Iran, as Tehran refuses to discuss its nuclear program. But China signals it will resist the idea, especially if new sanctions will be targeted at agents clamping down on the Iranian protest movement.
It's quest to develop a nuclear program has taken a circuitous path through history – and includes early cooperation with the US.
The U.S. military says that an increasingly capable Iraqi Army could assume primary combat responsibility by mid-2009.