Almost two dozen people including two 10-year-old children have been injured after as many as three gunmen opened fire at a 'second line' of a parade on Mother’s Day in New Orleans. Three people remain in critical condition following the shootout.
Due to the foggy intelligence emanating out of Syria, it is unclear whether president Assad authorized the use of chemical weapons if the rebels had used them, US vice president Joe Biden said stepping back from the unanimous rhetoric of the recent days.
The US is rethinking arming Syrian opposition fighters, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Speaking at a Pentagon news conference, he stressed the Obama administration is considering a range of options.
NATO is a military union with no clear enemy to fight and with bills footed increasingly by a single member. As the alliance threatens North Korea and weighs a pullout of Afghanistan, some argue that it is past time for NATO to be dismantled.
The Guantanamo hunger strike has been growing in scale, with at least 11 of 31 protesting inmates currently being force-fed. However, the latest Pentagon briefing did not mention the crisis at the detention center.
Three Guantanamo detainees were hospitalized as a result of the hunger strike, which has entered its 49th day. At least 10 of the strikers are being force-fed, military officials admitted. Human rights advocates said the numbers were being under-reported.
Ten years after the US invasion of Iraq, the humanitarian situation in the country is bleak. Critics say the hugely unpopular occupation of Iraq, and the lack of accountability for the officials responsible, has irreparably damaged America’s image.