Retired Admiral William McRaven also said that hawks in Washington should not think a conflict with Iran would be quick and painless.
The number of Venezuelan refugees represents around 12.5 percent of the national population and is double the size of the population of Caracas.
"China was making a direct threat to me from my mother's voice. They're using my mom to silence me."
President Donald Trump threatened "the official end of Iran" in a tweet days earlier.
Senator Chris Murphy told Newsweek that "the intelligence does not say Iran is taking action unilaterally without regard to previous American decisions."
Major General Hossein Salami, head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, warned that his country was nearing "a full-scale confrontation with the enemy."
As The Century Foundation's Dina Esfandiary argued, however, "I don't think they're worried about not having international support."
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó's U.S. envoy "welcomes the support of the United States and confirms our government's willingness to begin discussions regarding the cooperation that has been offered."
"What anti-porn activists tend to do is look at a thing in society that most of us agree is a bad thing" and attribute it to porn, Marty Klein said.
Venezuela's top diplomat said Moscow may send more military personnel to the leftist-led Latin American country as his U.S. and Russian counterparts discussed the crisis.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro "had an airplane on the tarmac" but changed his mind on the advice of Russia.
The White House national security adviser claimed three top Venezuelan officials have defected, but none have announced a switch.
Venezuela's Bolivarian National Guard clashed with opposition forces in what appeared to be the greatest challenge to President Nicolás Maduro's ruling United Socialist Party since a previous coup attempt in 2002.
"We've come to the conclusion that talk is cheap," Representative Dan Kildee told Newsweek.
Texas Lieutenant Governor Patrick slammed "soft-spoken Nancy" and invited Democrats to come and see the "crisis" at the border with their own eyes.
Russia said "it would be nice to know" what U.S. military advisers were doing in Colombia and why President Donald Trump wants Venezuela's other neighbor, Brazil, to join NATO.
The Sackler family's Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, has settled a case brought by Oklahoma for $270 million but is facing 1,600 lawsuits and criticism from public figures like Sanders.
Venezuela, once boosted by Hugo Chávez, suffers one of the world's worst economic crises amid a political row between President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. would not tolerate "any threats, violence or intimidation" against opposition leader Juan Guaidó, but his Venezuelan counterpart railed against Western intervention.
We can begin to curb both of them if we give inmates the medical care and support programs that they need.
China said that "the Venezuelan government has maintained calmness and restraint and has spared no effort to maintain domestic peace and stability and to effectively avoid large-scale bloody conflicts."
"He then responded to this newly declared emergency by, just hours later, flying off to Florida for the weekend where he's apparently been photographed waiting at an omelette bar."
Last month, President Donald Trump's national security adviser was spotted with a notepad that said, "5,000 troops to Colombia."
A leading Russian senator said that Moscow was committed to "protecting the sovereign right of the people of Venezuela to determine their fate."