As analysts widely suspected prior to its release, the official report about the attack on a U.S. government compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi ignored the most explosive “BenghaziGate” scandals: the Obama administration’s lawless arming of jihadists in Libya and Syria, as well as the blatant falsehoods parroted by White House officials for days after the killing of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Instead, the “investigation” focused on the obvious fact that security was inadequate, and predictably, demanded more taxpayer money for the Department of State.

The United States will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to undisclosed locations in Turkey to defend against potential Syrian missile attacks, a Department of Defense spokesman announced Friday.

The battle over the non-nomination of Susan Rice is over, but battles over the September 11 attack in Benghazi will continue, following the U.N. ambassador's announcement that she was withdrawing from consideration for the nomination to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

Only one of the Afghan National Army's 23 brigades is capable of operating without U.S. or NATO military assistance, the New York Times reported, following the release Monday of a Pentagon report to Congress.

The Obama administration is expected to announce Wednesday the recognition of the new Syrian opposition group Syrian National Coalition in the hope that it will expedite the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The announcement is expected to come when American, European, and Arab diplomats meet in Morocco.