– “Kofi Annan’s resignation as the international envoy to Syria appeared to mark the demise of diplomatic efforts to end the country’s conflict, persuading many around the world that the struggle for power will be settled in the streets.”
– Republican senators had trouble yesterday listing Mitt Romney’s qualifications to be commander-in-chief. Many said he’ll rely on his advisers. If Romney wins the presidency, check out who he’ll be listening to here.
– Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) introduced a bill yesterday that would stall the production of new weapons systems until the Defense Department can perform an audit.
– The incoming Air Force chief of staff says eliminating sexual assault is a priority, tied to readiness and strengthening the Air Force.
– The Senate confirmed career diplomat James B. Cunningham to be the next ambassador to Afghanistan, replacing Ryan Crocker.