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.
As Secretary of State John Kerry other Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) members lead the Obama administration's push for new trade "partnerships," other CFR members applaud the destruction of sovereignty.