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Carlos Pascual, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico who resigned last weekend in a diplomatic scandal that outraged officials south of the border, remains at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, where he is helping with a transition to a new chief of mission.
On President Obama's first full day back in Washington after a five-day visit to Latin America, the White House mounted a strenuous defense of U.S. military action in Libya, saying that most lawmakers' questions about the operation have been answered.
Israeli aircraft struck the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to militant rocket and mortar attacks, stoking concerns that a grave new round of hostilities will fill the vacuum left by an impasse in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Thursday that Egyptian authorities should give nascent political organizations time to organize, as the country begins to take tentative steps toward democracy.
Desmond T. Doss was 23 years old when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942. The lanky Lynchburg, Va., native was much like other young men of the Greatest Generation, but one thing set Desmond apart from the other new troops. He was a devout Seventh Day Adventist and refused to touch a weapon. Some of the men in his training unit made jokes about him, others threatened him, but Desmond held firm to his beliefs.
French fighter jets struck an air base deep inside Libya and shot down one of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's planes, officials said Thursday, and NATO ships patrolled the coast to block the flow of arms and mercenaries. Other coalition bombers struck artillery, arms depots and parked helicopters, officials said.
During his March 11 news conference at the White House, President Obama declared, "When it comes to U.S. military actions, you know, I don't take these decisions lightly."
I'm glad we have Washington Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott to keep us up-to-date on history in presidential decision making. Mr. McDermott on Sunday spoke on Fox News to remind everyone that President Obama didn't "rush into" the decision to attack Libya the way his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, did in Iraq.
When an admitted al Qaeda operative planned his itinerary for a Christmas 2009 airline bombing, he considered launching the strike in the skies above Houston or Chicago, the Associated Press has learned. But tickets were too expensive, so he refocused the mission on a cheaper destination: Detroit.