U.S. Marines are poised to enter South Sudan to help evacuate Americans and provide security for the U.S. Embassy, after hundreds of people were killed during a week of fighting. Thousands of civilians have taken refuge in United Nations bases within South Sudan. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the people in a message, "You are seeing people leave the country amid increasing chaos. The U.N. will stay with you."
Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr reports.
The Pentagon is urgently investigating the helicopter crash that killed six U.S. troops in Southern Afghanistan. U.S. officials tell CNN they are looking at whether they died from enemy gunfire after their helicopter crashed, not the impact of the crash itself. Barbara Starr has the latest on the situation.
Anderson got an up-close look at the devastation in Tacloban. Help cannot reach the city fast enough. There are already hundreds of American service members on the ground in the Philippines along with tons of supplies. There is plenty more aid on the way. There are also daunting obstacles to getting the vital supplies to those whose lives are hanging in the balance. CNN's Barbara Starr has the latest on America's contribution to the global relief effort.
Anderson logistics of getting relief supplies to storm victims with Ben Hemmingway a regional advisor for USAID and Geoffrey Pinnock an Emergency Officer for the United Nations World Food Programme.
U.S. Air Force Captain Jonathan Shamess talks to Anderson about U.S. relief efforts in the Philippines.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the mistake in classification that led to North Korea intelligence being revealed. General James "Spider" Marks explains what the report means about North Korea's military and nuclear weapons capabilities.
According to an NBC report, the Syrian military is loading chemical weapons inside bombs, awaiting final orders from President Bashar al-Assad to use them against its own people.
CNN has not confirmed this report.
A source tells CNN's Barbara Starr that David Petraeus will acknowledge he knew "almost immediately" about the terrorist group linked to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
New U.S. intelligence suggests the Assad regime keeps a firm grip on Syria with military and material support from Iran. Anderson is joined by Pentagon Correspondent, Barbara Starr, who broke the story. Also, former CIA Officer and Time.com intelligence columnist, Robert Baer. And Fouad Ajami, Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
CNN Pentagon Correspondent
Washington (CNN) - Navy Capt. Owen Honors, who produced profanity- and slur-laden videos while second in command of the USS Enterprise, has been relieved of his command of the ship, a senior defense official told CNN Tuesday.
Excerpts from the videos and descriptions of their content were first published Saturday by The Virginian-Pilot newspaper in Norfolk, Virginia.
The videos on the paper's website, reviewed by CNN, feature a man identified by two Navy officials and The Virginian-Pilot as Honors, who at the time was the executive officer, or second in command, of the aircraft carrier. He recently took command of the carrier, winning one of the most coveted assignments in the U.S. Navy, which has only 11 aircraft carriers.
Navy spokesman Cmdr. Chris Sims said the videos, which were shown to the crew of the Enterprise while on deployment supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, are "inappropriate."
Honors is shown cursing along with other members of his staff in an attempt to demonstrate humor, according to the videos.
There are also anti-gay slurs, simulated sex acts, and what appear to be two female sailors in a shower together.
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