PENTAGON â€” The United States is warning there are signs that Syria might be assembling chemical weapons, including sarin gas. Sarin is among the deadliest chemical weapons – capable of quickly sickening and killing thousands of a people across a wide area.
BANGKOK â€” U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expressing concern about the escalating violence in the Gaza Strip, where Israel has conducted yet another day of airstrikes aimed at militants who have been firing rockets into southern Israel.
U.S. President Barack Obama has put his nomination of General John Allen as NATO's supreme commander on hold, pending an investigation into the U.S. commander in Afghanistan's alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman involved in the scandal that led to the resignation of Central Intelligence Agency chief David Petraeus.
PENTAGON â€” A U.S. government audit warns that Afghanistan will likely be incapable of sustaining its security forces beyond the 2014 pullout of international troops due to incompetence.