The defense budget is no longer the top driver of spending - it has been bypassed by Social Security.
The United States of America is what Mark Steyn forlornly describes as the brokest nation in history.
The Obama administration has decided to hold part of the $1.23 billion the United States gives to the Egyptian military each year. It could halt aid on a more permanent basis after a review process is concluded.
After his first diplomatic trip as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke with CBS News' Margaret Brennan, reaffirming the U.S. policy of giving aid, but not arms or ammunition, to Syrian rebels.
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