The U.S. has been bashing Russia for shielding Assad, coddling an ally at the cost of human lives and arming the Syrian military. Some of this is true, some false, and much is exaggeration. But all is unhelpful if the goal is to oust Assad. Unless the U.S. intends to ask Iran for help, Russia is the only country with any influence with the Syrian regime.
A soldier opened fire on his battalion commander, a defense official says. A third soldier received a minor wound. The alleged shooter then turned the gun on himself, official says.
Turkey will consider any military approach from Syria a potential threat, its PM says. Turkish-Syrian ties have deteriorated during the uprising. NATO condemns the shooting down of the plane, but does not act.
The Kansas Guardsmen will remain in Colorado for up to 15 days. The lightning-caused fire is 15 percent contained. So far it has burned more than 52,000 acres, destroying about 100 homes and other structures.
The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will conduct a Full-Scale Protection Exercise June 26 to 28 to put all of the installation's protection systems to the ultimate test as about 400 people participate in a simulation of several catastrophes on post.
Fort Riley will soon have a Candlewood Suites on post that is scheduled to open in the fall 2013.
Yemen's defense ministry calls air strikes successful. A Red Cross worker died in an air strike in Abyan Wednesday morning.
A House panel will meet Wednesday to consider a report holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents related to Operation Fast and Furious.
Egyptian state-run Middle East News Agency, citing medical sources, says the ousted President died earlier today after stroke complcations. But Mubarak's attorney says, "He has suffered a stroke but he is not dead."
An opposition group says 31 died in violence Tuesday. Britain's foreign secretary says a Syria-bound ship seems to be heading back to Russia. "We're not going anywhere," the monitoring mission chief says.
The attorney general offers to hand over more "Fast and Furious" documents, after a House panel threatened to hold him in contempt in a dispute over the records. ATF agents lost track of more than 1,000 guns during the botched probe.
Flight suits could be the cause of oxygen loss in heavily scrutinized F-22 test flights. (Photo from U.S. Air Force)