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Leaving Afghanistan

Published on January 28th, 2013 | by Charles Naas

by Charles Naas Editor’s note: Mr. Naas is a retired Foreign Service Officer who served 4 years in Afghanistan during better times. President Obama has announced that the United States will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by ... Read More



John Barrasso vs. Chuck Hagel

Published on January 25th, 2013 | by Marsha B. Cohen

The Military-Industrial Complex Strikes Back by Marsha B. Cohen Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. ... Read More



Kerry Gets a Pass as Factions Gear Up for Hagel Fight

Published on January 25th, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

via IPS News Sen. John Kerry received a warm reception from his colleagues on both sides of the aisle during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee here Thursday, virtually assuring his approval as ... Read More



Details will make or Break Iran Nuclear Deal

Published on January 25th, 2013 | by Jasmin Ramsey

via IPS News After a year of fruitless negotiations that are expected to resume soon, Iranian and U.S. experts are urging both sides to show more flexibility and make more concessions on its nuclear programme. A letter written ... Read More



Oh, Snap, George Shultz Backs Hagel

Published on January 25th, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

Neo-Cons Hit Post-Cold War Low by Jim Lobe Nearly six weeks after launching their campaign to derail the prospective nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as Obama’s second-term secretary of defense, hard-line neo-conservatives, led by Bill ... Read More


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The viral campaign to set a “red line” for Iran

Published on January 24th, 2013 | by Eli Clifton

via The American Independent A viral video calling on world leaders to a “set the red line” to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon has garnered over 1.3 million YouTube views thanks to a savvy ... Read More



Drones Provoke Growing Controversy in U.S.

Published on January 23rd, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

via IPS News As Barack Obama renews his lease on the White House for another four years, his administration is debating how best to respond to a growing internal and public controversy over his first term’s ... Read More

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