As the US backs into Syria and other Mideast crises, China is proactively and strategically engaging in the region. Its actions point out what America has to lose if it continues to hesitate in the Middle East.
Entrepreneurs from more than 50 countries gathered at the summit on entrepreneurship in Washington to learn how individual action can expand opportunity, especially in the Muslim world.
The US also hopes to establish a diplomatic presence in Tehran for the first time in 30 years, according to the Guardian newspaper.
Broad outspokenness, and not a White House plan for war with Iran, most likely led to his retirement from Central Command.