A visit is no longer impossible, according to experts and former officials.
A truck carrying “extremely dangerous” radioactive material was reported stolen in Mexico, according to nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency.
Mexico told the IAEA the truck was carrying cobalt-60 teletherapy from a Tijuana hospital to a radioactive waste storage unit. The material is used in medical treatments.
Hunter floated the idea of hitting Iran with nuclear weapons.
Official approval of the pact by Afghan Defense Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi or other members of Karzai's cabinet could "fulfill the kind of commitment we need" to proceed with postwar planning and operations, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.
But "whatever document [Kabul] agrees to . . . who has the authority to sign on behalf of Afghanistan" and give the postwar pact the green light is still an open question, the Pentagon chief added.
"If a diplomatic solution is the responsible approach [in Syria], all parties involved are going to have to be represented in some way" in whatever deal is struck, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.
Any plausible peace plan to end the ongoing carnage in Syria "cannot be achieved by [limiting] ourselves to narrow strips of interest," Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon.
Retired Adm. James Stavridis, a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander; and retired head of Central Command Marine Corps Gen. Anthony Zinni were named the co-chairmen of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition's National Security Advisory Council.
Joining nearly 150 former U.S. general and flag officers on the council, Stavridis and Zinni will lead the organization's efforts to link American military power to U.S. diplomacy to advance national security objectives around the world.
Saeb Erekat wants Kerry to stop Israel's "continuing settlement activity" and "crimes."
The Obama administration has launched direct talks with Islamist militias in Syria that aren't aligned with al Qaeda, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Javad Zarif said sanctions have "utterly failed" and not impeded Iran's nuclear ambitions.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October as exports hit a record high, boosted by the nation's expanding energy sector.
The trade gap fell to $40.6 billion in October, 5.4 percent below the September deficit of $43 billion, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.