Responding to a New York Times/CBS News poll conducted from April 24-28, only 24 percent of those polled said that the United States has a responsibility to do something about the fighting in Syria between government forces and anti-government groups. An overwhelming majority — 62 percent — said that the United States has no such responsibility.
The CIA has been sending bags of cash to the office of Afghan president Hamid Karzai every month for over 10 years, fueling corruption but buying precious little influence.
Republican senators continue to call on President Obama to take action against the regime of Bashar al-Assad over its reported use of a chemical weapon against rebel forces in Syria's civil war.
At a Senate subcommittee hearing, a young Yemeni man testified of the devastating psychological and physical effects of the U.S. drone war in his homeland.
After assertions from the Syrian rebels' key supporters that they will increase and expand their support to overthrow President Assad, the United States announced it will double its non-lethal assistance to the rebel Syrian National Coalition.