The dissenting State Department officials have suggested that Obama consider modest military means to halt Syria's barrel-bomber-in-chief.
So far, the Syrian regime has largely avoided fighting ISIS, preferring instead a live-and-let-live strategy and, at times, even coordinating with it.
Reuters reported that the alleged hacker, Peter Romar, was being extradited to the United States on Monday.
Syria's president was full of praise during a visit by a delegation of Russian politicians.
The Chechen leader said he had been invited twice but didn’t have time.
The program aims to avoid mistakes that doomed its first training effort in Turkey last year.
"If necessary, literally within a few hours, Russia can build up its contingent in the region to a size proportionate to the situation developing there," Putin said.
George and Amal Clooney meet with Syrian refugee families for the International Rescue Committee, plus videos from UNICEF, the Holocaust Museum and more.
The "cessation of hostilities" agreed to by the United States and Russia is due to take hold on Saturday morning.
Iran and Russia have never claimed ignorance of the criminality they facilitate.