Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says instead of selling missiles to Syria, Russia should work with the U.S. to prevent the Syrian Civil War from erupting into a wider, regional war....
The Israelis continue to crank up the pressure:
Israeli warplanes struck more than a dozen times in Gaza in the hours after midnight, hitting the Palestinian Interior Ministry and a Fatah office in Gaza city, as well as a Hamas training camp in the city’s outskirts.
Israel Air Force aircraft early Friday struck the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza City, Palestinian witnesses said, setting it on fire.
…The Interior Ministry is nominally in charge of Palestinian security forces, though Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas removed most of its authority