Obama struggling to find winning formula in Syria
With peace talks failing, Syria's government on the offensive and moderate rebels being pushed aside by al-Qaeda-linked militants, the Obama administration is struggling for new ideas to halt a savage civil war.


The crisis has prompted officials to take another look at previously shelved ideas, including more robust assistance to Western-backed rebels, and newer, more far-reaching options, including drone strikes on rebel factions. But US officials remain hampered by the same constraints that have stymied the American response throughout the three-year civil war. (AP)