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Head of US Central Command Makes Secret Visit to Syria

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East made a secret visit to Syria on Saturday to look at cooperative efforts among Arab, Kurdish and other forces to overcome Islamic State militants. Army General Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, spent nearly 11 hours in Syria, visiting locations where U.S. special operations forces are working with local fighters in the battle against IS. Reporters accompanied Votel on his visit but, for security reasons, were not allow to disclose his...

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