As NATO’s 28 defense ministers meet this week in Brussels, America’s top priority should be to encourage our allies to refocus on Afghanistan and ensure future stability in Central Asia.
After 40 years, Syria is still held captive under the Assad family’s regime of terror.
Thousands have died in the current 11-month revolt against the government. More than 7,000 unarmed demonstrators have been killed and more than 10,000 have been jailed.
The Heritage Foundation’s Mike Brownfield explains the tepid response of the “international community”:
As the suffering continues, the international community has done precious little to halt the violence. The Arab League sent an observer mission to Syria but withdrew when the Assad regime failed to keep commitments to halt its repression. The United Nations has been ineffectual, with Russia repeatedly vetoing efforts by the Security Council to take action. China, which also vetoed U.N. action, is sending a diplomat to Syria but opposes regime change.
Today at 10:43 a.m. Eastern on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Heritage national security expert Peter Brookes will discuss the latest developments in Libya. Be sure to read Heritage’s analysis about what our next steps ought to be in the war-torn country.
Update: Later in the morning on Fox News’ “Happening Now,” Heritage legal expert Cully Stimson discussed a potential Department of Justice announcement that 9/11 conspirators will be tried by military commission.
Update: At 6:00 p.m. on FOX News’ “Special Report with Brett Baier,” Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom Director Nile Gardiner will discuss the retraction of Richard Goldstone’s report about Israel.
At the same hour on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto,” Labor export James Sherk will discuss why cutting government spending fosters an environment for job creation.
Later, at 6:30 p.m. on Spanish-language Telemundo’s “Noticiero Telemundo,” Heritage’s Israel Ortega will discuss President Obama’s announcement to seek a second term.
Finally, distinguished fellow Ernest Istook will appear on FOX Business’ “Freedom Watch” at 8:00 p.m. to discuss the possibility of a government shutdown.
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