President Bush announced that the United States would be establishing this new command. The purpose of the command, as you say, is to enhance our efforts to bring peace and security to the people of Africa and to promote the common goals of developme
There are several countries lining up to either host a Forward Base or to try and prevent the US from even hosting a facility there.
"By invading Iraq, the US irreversibly altered the balance of power throughtout the Middle East; now, Iraq cannot be treated as a policy decision in isolation from the full spectrum of US interests throughout the region - all of which
Because of the uncertainties and ambiguities associated with US aid to Israel, arriving at a precise figure for total direct US aid to Israel probably is not possible. Parts of it are buried in the budgets of other government agencies
The reason given for the murders of September 11, 2001 has been that the murderers hate Americans for their freedoms. However, human beings of all nationalities have a natural tendency to desire freedom, not hate it. If one observes any child from
Like all empires before it, the U.S. will slip from the top of the heap. Let's start getting ready.
New 'strategic partnership' against China. Ships, aircraft and submarines from four countries begin week-long war games in the Bay of Bengal on 4 September. It is the first flexing of muscles by the newly-formed "Quadrilateral Initiati
In a testy public exchange Friday with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, President Bush said the US would formally end the Korean War only when North Korea halts its nuclear weapons program. (After that statement, his nose grew)
A plan by President Bush and Australian Prime Minister Howard to sign a climate-change agreement at an Asia-Pacific summit may put the leaders at odds with developing nations, who only want to discuss trade. The 'E' in APEC doesn't stand
China welcomed U.S. pressure on Taiwan to drop its plan for a referendum on membership of the United Nations, saying the island's attempts to assert nationhood were doomed to failure. China considers Taiwan as part of its territory, part of
Poland and the US may be nearing a breakthrough in talks to locate parts of a US anti-missile shield on Polish soil. A deal after Washington signaled a compromise on a Polish request for Patriot missiles or similar air protection to defend its citie
(Can you say blowback) The Air Force is ready to aid insurgencies. According to a lenghty new Air Force document, which outlines US strategies for "Irregular Warfare," military resources will sometimes be neeed to help insurgencies in fore
Georgia's radars will probably be integrated into NATO's radar system by the end of this year, earlier than planned because of worries about Russian military flights, the Georgian Defense Ministry said. "Recent incidents prompted discuss
A historic nuclear energy deal between India and the United States is hanging in the balance due to political opposition in New Delhi, but could still be saved if it reaches the U.S. Congress early next year. Communist allies of Prime Minister Manmoh
The United States is considering designating the Red Sea state of Eritrea a "state sponsor of terrorism" for its alleged support of Islamist militants in Somalia, the top U.S. diplomat for Africa said.
Our senators should stand strong against a movement to destroy American sovereignty. It is likely you haven't heard about it unless you obtain your news from the internet.The newspapers, radio, and television have chosen to ignore the plan-introd
In a first for an online travel company, Travelocity.com has been fined by federal regulators for booking trips between the U.S. and Cuba in violation of a 45-year-old embargo. Travelocity.com earlier this month paid $182,750 to settle a complain
There is little doubt that those allies of the Bush administration who have signed up to the "war on terror" were quite relieved when they heard that General Pervez Musharraf had managed to suppress the Red Mosque revolt in Islamabad recent
Russian bombers are flying more missions than normal near U.S. territory, including Alaska, demonstrating their long-range strike capability, U.S. and Canadian officials said on Monday.
(Most of us here can't wait for it) One recent Friday morning, Dr. Eyad Sarraj, a Palestinian human-rights activist, offered this assessment of what the future holds for the Gaza Strip now that the Islamist group Hamas has taken control.
U.S. fighters intercepted 2 Russian bombers over the Pacific ocean yesterday. This is part of a growing number of cat-and-mouse incidents with U.S. and Russian military aircraft that harken back to the Cold War.
George W. Bush's strategy of countering Venezuela's leftist president Hugo Chavez by strengthening ties to Colombia's rightest government has been undercut by fresh evidence of high-level drug corruption and human rights violations
They've done it again. The Arabs have, once more, followed democracy and voted for the wrong man. Just as the Palestinians voted for Hamas when they were supposed to vote for the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas, so the Christian Maroni
US to boost aid from $24 to $30 billion over the next 10 years. Washington now considering requests to add regular annual sum instead of current additional 4%.
I had the pleasure of sitting in the room when this speech was given. Much wisdom, historical boondoggles, and humor. Kudos to Prof. Raico
"Condi" Rice is a woman of extraordinary intellect and has a charming personality. Her manner is usually gracious and ingratiating. I often find myself an admirer. There is only one problem: She travels too much.
To understand what is going on with the $60 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan we have to go back to Seymour Hersh who revealed the U.S. is funding Sunni radical groups linked to al-Qaeda in Lebanon and the Eastern Iran.
The current regime has retained the services of a high power lobbying firm in an effort to defeat a bill that takes the current internal climate in Ethiopia under scrutiny
Staff for a top Democratic advocate of a US-India nuclear cooperation agreement admitted to Raw Story on Tuesday morning that the Bush adminstration had not yet showed him the text of the deal it announced last Friday.
This strikes me as a marvelous example of political jiu jitsu. The US made possible an emergent Iran by eliminating its Taliban rivals to the east and its Baathist rivals to the west and then installing a Shia government in Baghdad for the first tim