|Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
At a Pentagon news conference, Hagel said the administration is considering a range of options. He said he personally has not decided whether it would be wise to provide weapons to the rebels.
"Arming the rebels – that's an option," he said. "We must continue to look at options." He said the U.S. is considering a range of options in consultation with allies. read more...
News from the Middle East is growing more dire by the day. And unfortunately, most of the news from our own officials and influential sources continues to move in a direction that can only make that bad news worse.
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