Iran moves nuclear enrichment programme to underground bunker
Damien McElroy, Telegraph- July 13, 2011
Iran has begun efforts to shift its nuclear enrichment programme to an underground bunker where experts warn it could stage a last dash for a nuclear weapon.
The rise and fall of Iran’s Ahmadinejad
Karim Sadjadpour, Washington Post- July 13, 2011
While Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s demagoguery and Holocaust revisionism on the world stage have earned him alarmist comparisons to Adolf Hitler, his recent, ignoble fall from grace reveals the Iranian president for what he really is: the dispensable sword of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Pakistan violence flares after Minister’s comments
Hamid Shaikh and Zeeshan Haider, Reuters- July 13, 2011
Fresh political violence gripped Pakistan’s commercial capital, Karachi, on Thursday, leaving 14 people dead in fighting sparked by a senior ruling party leader’s criticism of the city’s dominant political group.
US-Pakistanis meet amid tension, military aid
Kimberly Dozier and Pauline Jelinek,Associated Press- July 13, 2011
High-level U.S.-Pakistan visits were unfolding Wednesday for the first time since Washington announced it was cutting more than one-third of its military aid to its terrorism-fighting partner.
Triple blasts hit Mumbai, killing 21
Geeta Anand, Megha Bahree and Amol Sharma,Wall Street Journal- July 14, 2011
Bombs exploded in three places in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Wednesday evening, leaving at least 21 people dead in what appeared to be India’s worst terrorist attack since a three-day militant siege here in 2008.
US commander in South Korea vows action on North
AFP- July 14, 2011
Army General James Thurman took over Thursday as commander of US forces in South Korea at a time of high tensions with North Korea, and vowed to counter any provocations.
Senators to Clinton: Don’t sign Turkish missile defense agreement
Josh Rogen, Foreign Policy- July 13, 2011
When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gets to Istanbul on Friday, senators and their staffs will be watching closely to see if she moves the ball forward on an agreement to station U.S. missile defense radar there, an agreement many Republicans oppose.
How to shave a bundle off the deficit: spend less on nukes
Joseph Cirincione,The Atlantic- July 13, 2011
We’re planning to spend as much on nuclear weapons in the next decade as we did in the last on the Iraq War. But toward what end?