Analysis: Allies worried US turning inward to handle political chaos at home

  • by: STEVEN R. HURST , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 5, 2013 - 7:40 AM

An unmistakable sense of unease is growing in global capitals as the U.S. government from afar looks increasingly befuddled. America is shirking from a military confrontation in Syria, stymied at home by a gridlocked Congress and in danger of defaulting on sovereign debt, which could plunge the world's financial system into chaos.

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