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Top general: Syrian rebels do not support U.S. interests

US armed intervention in Syria would not resolve the civil war and rebel forces cannot be relied on to back American interests, the top military chief said in a letter to Congress. Pushing back against calls for air strikes and other action, General Martin Dempsey said in a letter to…

Syria intervention ‘very difficult’: top U.S. general

WASHINGTON — The top US military officer warned Sunday that intervention in Syria would be “very difficult” and said it would be “premature” to arm the besieged country’s opposition movement. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told CNN that Syria was the focus of competing…

U.S. eyes deep cuts to nuclear arsenal: official

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s administration is looking at possible cuts to the US nuclear arsenal that include a drastic option to reduce the number of warheads by up to 80 percent, a US official said Wednesday. But no decision has been taken yet on how to reshape the nuclear…

Top U.S. officer decries hazing after troop suicides

WASHINGTON — The US military’s top officer warned on Thursday over recent hazing incidents among American troops, saying such misconduct was cruel and would not be tolerated. General Martin Dempsey issued the statement after charges were issued in connection with the death of an Army soldier who was allegedly abused…

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