Syria bolstered security around the U.S. embassy in Damascus after Monday’s attack by a pro-government mob on the compound drew worldwide rebuke. After weeks of restrained U.S. reaction to Syria’s brutal crackdown on democracy protestors, diplomatic exchanges between the countries are now tense.
The head of the Chicago police union says the city is not ready to host two major summits that would bring both international leaders and protestors. Michael Shields, the president of the Chicago police union, said summits like the G-8 and NATO bring a "bunch of wild, anti-globalist anarchists."
President Barack Obama will host the NATO and G-8 summits in Chicago next year. The president announced the summits in his prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night.World leaders will gather in Chicago in May of 2012 to discuss the future of coalition operations in Afghanistan.The U.S.
Europe is too dependent on American defense spending, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday, citing the drastic change in the breakdown of defense expenditures under NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
It’s been three weeks since President Obama ordered American intervention in Libya, and the early hope that outside involvement would be quick and cheap doesn’t seem to be panning out, according to Stephen Walt, Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard University’s John F.