Canadian military authorities are trying to understand why four veterans have committed suicide within the last few days, the latest a 46-year-old Quebec man on Monday.
Officials confirmed they are investigating the death of Master Cpl. Sylvain Lelievre, whose body was found in his home.
"We are aware protests have affected one of the primary commercial transit routes between Pakistan and Afghanistan," Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright told Reuters. "We have voluntarily halted US shipments of retrograde cargo ... to ensure the safety of the drivers contracted to move our equipment.”
Ever the keen-eyed diplomat, US Vice President Joe Biden urged Chinese visa applicants at the US embassy in Beijing Wednesday to "challenge" their government.
"Innovation can only occur when you can breathe free, challenge the government, challenge your teachers, challenge religious leaders," he said.