The US should withhold key counternarcotics funds from Mexico until progress is made, argue several human rights organizations in the US and Mexico.
American public won’t tolerate rising death tally for long, says US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. A helicopter crashed Sunday, killing 16 civilians.
The area the kidnapping took place suggests the kidnapping of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl is most likely the work of the Haqqani network, an Al Qaeda-linked group, analysts say.
But renewed dialogue with the Castro government is likely to start and end with that one issue.
The deployment will include four brigades aimed at training and advising Iraqis – a nod to America's slow pullback from the front lines.
In Wardak Province, the counterinsurgency model has been difficult to implement, though US forces have already seen some success in the first phase of the effort.
The nations meeting in earthquake-devastated L'Aquila are also likely to consider what actions to take on Iran, North Korea.
Emerging economic superpowers China and India may compete here. What should be the US role?