- Allies release details of alleged Syrian chemical attacks. There have been many of them and they have killed a lot of people. [The New York Times]
- As Charli mentioned yesterday, congressional debate on Syria shows new support for an attack. Poignant: Kerry invoking his and Hagel’s votes for Iraq as evidence that they would not mislead Congress based on faulty intelligence. [The New York Times]
- Egypt’s interim government imprisons dozens in kangaroo courts. Also:
Three satellite networks ordered closed on Tuesday were linked to the Islamists, and the fourth was the channel known as Al Jazeera Egypt Live. The Al Jazeera networks, owned by Qatar, are more sympathetic to the Brotherhood than the rest of the media still allowed to broadcast, and Al Jazeera Egypt Live has often covered the pro-Morsi protests when other channels ignored them.
The court found the Al Jazeera network “a rebellious demon” and “a partner in an international conspiracy that aims at splitting the homeland,” the flagship state newspaper Al Ahram reported. The newspaper’s Web site said the network sought to turn the public against the military and the police, “to enable a popularly rejected group to control the lives of the Egyptian people.”
[The New York Times]
- Russia plans to send the Admiral Kuznetsov, its only aircraft carrier, to Syria in December. The United States has quietly ordered a Marine landing ship to remain in the area. [The Diplomat]
- Sarin is a nasty way to kill someone. [CBS News]
- Amitai Etzioni criticizes Air-Sea Battle. These criticisms seem on point (as have recent ones on the Duck) but what is the alternative? [The Diplomat]
- An update to an earlier study on which Ph.D. programs produce faculty members. Hint: they are highly concentrated. [Inside Higher Ed]
- A community college administrator skewers the Washington Post series on higher ed tuition [Confessions of a Community College Dean] Late update: Tim Burke usefully examines Matthews’ piece as well.
And from the world of erudite cynicism:
- Case selection and the perils of metaphor. [The Onion]