Mitt Romney is calling for tougher sanctions against Iran and arms for the rebels in Syria, despite past failure from following those foreign policy remedies.

At a meeting of the “Friends of Syria” held Friday, September, 28 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the United States would send $45 million in aid to Syrian opposition groups.

Another killing of an American serviceman by allied Afghan soldiers Sunday brought the death toll of American military personnel to 2,000, and caused a top U.S. general to say he is "mad as hell"  about the situation.

The Obama administration's plans to release $450 million in U.S. aid to Egypt have been put on hold by a member of Congress who insists the relationship between the two countries requires more scrutiny before aid to Cairo is resumed.

A unit of U.S. Army Special Operations soldiers was recently deployed to Iraq and more American soldiers may soon be on their way, according to a New York Times report.