A new Pentagon report say there's progress on reporting sexual assaults in the military. But Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, whose proposed reforms were rejected earlier this year, says commanders have been "a complete failure" in protecting those who report crimes — and plans a new push to pass her bill.
The Pentagon moved quickly to challenge a newly-declared Chinese security zone in the East China Sea. On Tuesday, two US B-52 bombers flew near a chain of Pacific islands claimed by both China and Japan.
The US raids in Africa over the weekend were intended to capture the terrorists for likely trial and interrogation, which is why the US decided against using drones.
President Barack Obama over the weekend outlined his belief that military strikes on Syria were warranted, but said he would seek Congressional authorization before acting. Congress stands divided on the issue of intervention -- with Democrats and Republicans on both sides of the issue.
US House Speaker John Boehner came out in favor of a military strike in Syria. But there's still a lot of work for the Obama administration to do before Congress votes in President Obama's favor.
The Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, says the US military is ready for any option the president might decide to take against Syria. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the military and diplomatic situation with the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.
As U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel revealed that American military forces have been moved into position for any military strikes, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced a recall of Parliament to vote on a government proposal to deal with Syria's recent alleged chemical attack.
Reports of chemical weapon use in Syria have reignited the debate over a possible US or Western intervention in Syria's civil war. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with two Syrian emigres, Dr. Rim Turkmani in London and Professor Amr al-Azm in Ohio.