President Obama revised his position on sending lethal aid to the Free Syrian Army and may soon order his administration to directly provide arms and ammunition to the nascent rebel force.

At Foreign Policy magazine, Council on Foreign Relations Micah Zenko urges restraint when it comes to intervening — or not intervening — in Syria.

A top Army professor warns the Pentagon and the government writ large not to overly focus on Africa as a strategic challenge.


The Central Intelligence Agency’s new science chief, Dawn Meyerriecks, is a veteran of America On-Line, helped rollout AOL Instant Messenger, and previously led integration efforts at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

President Obama has pledged to “reengage” with Congress in an effort to close Guantanamo, a road fraught with political danger and certain opposition from the House and Senate.

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has released their latest report.


Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has tacitly approved a probe of the US government’s security apparatus for the time prior up to the Boston bombings; the review will be overseen by the Intelligence Community Inspector General, a new oversight czar established within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence last year.

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Robert Caruso is a veteran of the United States Navy, and has worked for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Business Transformation Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.