– President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement yesterday calling for a cessation of violence in Syria “but offered little evidence the rival powers had forged a workable plan.”
– The Muslim Brotherhood squared off with Egypt’s military rulers for power after the Islamist group won the presidential vote. Here in the U.S., the Pentagon said it will continue to urge Egypt’s military council to transfer power to the new democratically elected government.
– A U.S. Air Force study found that renewable fuels for military ships and jets are likely to remain “far more expensive” than petroleum products absent a technological breakthrough.
– The Hill reports that “House Democrats are urging President Obama to veto the upcoming defense budget bill being worked on by Congress, if the legislation restricts planned reductions to the U.S. nuclear stockpile.”