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Obama Weighing More Troops for Afghan War
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama faces a decision later this year whether to send an extra 10,000 US troops to Afghanistan, amid an escalating war against Islamist insurgents, defense officials said. A top general and senior Pentagon official disclosed on Wednesday for the first time details of...
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'People Come First' Say Progressive Leaders
VIÑA DEL MAR, Chile - Countries must put people first if they are to prevent the economic recession from becoming a social recession, concluded the two-day gathering of self-styled progressive world leaders that ended Saturday in this Chilean resort city. This can be achieved by means of policies...
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Obama Affirms New Focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan
WASHINGTON - In what marks a significant escalation in U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan, President Barack Obama Friday outlined what he called a "comprehensive, new strategy" for the two countries to fight al Qaeda and its local allies. Flanked by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and...
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Obama Shifts Strategy in Afghanistan: More Troops, Modest Goals
WASHINGTON - Shifting U.S. objectives in Afghanistan away from the Bush administration's promise to build a Western-style democracy, President Barack Obama will announce on Friday that he's deploying thousands of additional American troops and civilians to achieve more modest goals, such as...
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The Big Takeover: How Wall Street Insiders are Using the Bailout to Stage a Revolution
The global economic crisis isn't about money - it's about power.
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The Budget's Foreign Policy Handcuffs
Hopes that a Democratic administration with an expanded Democratic Congressional majority might lead to a more ethical, rational, and progressive foreign policy were challenged with last week's passage of the 2009 omnibus budget bill , which included many troubling provisions regarding the State...
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Neocons 1, Obama 0
The Obama administration's choice to head the National Intelligence Council (NIC) recently withdrew in face of a concerted right-wing attack. Veteran diplomat Chas Freeman would not have had to face Senate confirmation. Instead, he had to face attacks in the right-wing press and blogosphere. His...
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Perils Seen in Obama's Afghan Strategy
WASHINGTON - With official announcements about a new strategy for the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan expected in the coming weeks, details of the plan are starting to emerge in press accounts which describe a renewed focus on the war-torn Central Asian country and its volatile neighbor, Pakistan...
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Calls for a Paradigm Shift in the War on Drugs
Cocaine production surge unleashes wave of violence in Latin America
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Iran in the Crosshairs
Last year, the Middle East dodged the danger of an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities and the inevitable spread of hostilities. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen was sent to tell the Israelis that the United States would not support such an attack, and after the fiasco in Georgia...
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