Getting Bin Laden
Nicholas Schmidle, The New Yorker- August 1, 2011
What happened that night in Abbottabad.
Pakistan says U.S. missiles kill 3 near border
Associated Press- August 1, 2011
American drone-fired missiles slammed into a car near the Afghan border on Monday, killing four suspected Islamist militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
Obama and leaders reach debt deal
Carl Hulse and Helene Cooper, New York Times – July 31, 2011
President Obama and Congressional leaders of both parties said late Sunday that they had agreed to a framework for a budget deal that would cut trillions of dollars in federal spending over the next decade and clear the way for an increase in the government’s borrowing limit.
U.S. sees dramatic drop in Iran-backed attacks in Iraq
Phil Stewart, Reuters- August 1, 2011
Attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq by Iran-backed militia have fallen sharply thanks to U.S. and Iraqi military operations and political engagement by Baghdad, the top U.S. military officer said on Monday.
U.S.-DPRK meeting raises hopes for six-party talks
Ran Wei, Xinhua- July 30, 2011
Talks between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have been described as constructive, raising hopes of a resumption of the six-party talks after more than two years
Mullen focuses on Afghanistan-Pakistan border havens
Lyse Doucet, BBC- July 31, 2011
The top US military officer has said the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan is still the world’s most dangerous area, calling it the epicentre of terrorism.
U.S. and Russia weighing joint missile defense program
Diane Barnes, The Atlantic- July 28, 2011
The Obama Administration is courting Moscow in hopes of developing collaborative missile warning systems.
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
Warfare and limits: a losing battle?
Richard Falk, Al Jazeera- August 1, 2011
Dangerous pressures are pushing international warfare in the direction of the absolute, imperiling the future of mankind. Undoubtedly, the foremost of these pressures is the emergence, use, retention, and proliferation of nuclear weapons, as well as the development of biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction.
The Keystone Allies
Wall Street Journal- August 1, 2011
NATO has had many impressive moments in its history, but its misadventure in Libya isn’t one of them.