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  • Pentagon leaders: We support plan to arm Syrian rebels

    Senator John McCain (R) of Arizona has championed greater US involvement and chided the Obama administration at a hearing, pressing Panetta and Dempsey about whether they backed the recommendation by the State Department and CIA chiefs last year to arm the Syrian rebels.

  • Senate report faults State Department in Benghazi attack

    A report by the Senate called the State Department's choice to keep a US mission open in Benghazi a mistake. The report also faulted the intelligence community for a lack of specific information surrounding the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya, in which four Americans were killed.

  • NATO scales back in Afghanistan: What does it mean for the U.S.?

    Amidst a rash of deadly assaults, NATO is stepping away from cooperation with Afghan forces. Though President Obama remains committed to his timeline for U.S. withdrawal, the training of Afghan forces may suffer. 

  • Will Syria use chemical weapons against foreigners?

    The past week of fighting in Syria has escalated international pressure on President Bashar al-Assad. Syrian officials now say they won't use their biological and chemical weapons 'unless Syria faces external aggression.'

  • Afghanistan war: Kandahar offensive is now in the slow lane

    Afghanistan war: Kandahar offensive is now in the slow lane

    US officials say key military operations in the Kandahar offensive - scheduled for this summer - will be delayed until the fall. The Taliban have taken the Afghanistan war to the streets of the southern Afghan city with a campaign to assassinate key public officials.