Israeli Maj. Gen. Yair Golan said Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can potentially hold on to power for a several more years, despite having lost control of most of the country.
Iran’s top Air Force commander warned on Tuesday that Tehran is monitoring “all stealth aircraft flying in the region,” and even hinted that it had chased off U.S. “reconnaissance planes” in recent months after they allegedly infiltrated Iranian air space.
Two senior Senators criticized the Obama administration late Thursday for failing to present Iran with a credible U.S. military threat as Tehran inches toward building a nuclear weapon.
As the situation in Syria spirals out of control, the Central Intelligence Agency is working to assess and contain the country’s stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons.
After Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) called for U.S. airstrikes to support rebels in Syria at the American Enterprise Institute on Monday, a group of panelists criticized the Obama administration’s lack of action in the region, but was divided on how to strengthen the rebels and combat Assad’s use of Jihadi terrorists.
In a letter sent Monday, Sen. John Cornyn (R., Tex.) pressed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to end the Defense Department’s no-bid contracts with Russian state-controlled arms export firm Rosoboronexport, which also supplies arms to Syria.
The Guardian speculated Monday that Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue and a major fundraiser for President Obama, may be positioning herself for an ambassadorship in a potential second Obama term. But Wintour is facing harsh coverage this week for her magazine’s earlier efforts to glamorize the wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, Asma al-Assad.
The Obama administration’s curious policy regarding the ongoing massacre of women and children in Syria has U.S. military planners in a bind, the Pentagon’s top military officer said Thursday.