A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood was recently hosted at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama, prompting concerns among some that the administration is coordinating too closely with the global Islamist organization.
JERUSALEM—Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip during the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon next to his farm in Southern Israel, prompting retaliation from the Israeli Air Force.
Sharon was buried the way he had lived much of his adult life: as the central figure in an elaborate military operation. Air Force attack helicopters and warplanes patrolled the skies nearby as Sharon was laid to rest less than five miles from the Gaza Strip.
Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates accuses White House officials of “aggressive, suspicious, and sometimes condescending and insulting questioning of our military leaders” in his new book and compares the Obama administration’s tight control of national security matters to that of Richard Nixon’s.