World Report

August 2013


John Kerry's Case Against Syria Was Like Something Out of the Bush Years

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Secretary of State John Kerry’s case for military action against Syria – made when Congress was still in recess and when most of America had already commenced Labor Day Weekend vacationing – sounded an awful lot like President George W. Bush’s former ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton.

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foreign policy
Syria
national security terrorism and the military
Kerry, John
Bolton, John R.
Obama administration
Obama, Barack
UN

Sequestration Cuts to the Air Force Impede Ability to Intervene in Syria

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This spring, it was headline news when one-third of America's active duty Air Force combat aircraft, including fighter and bomber units, were grounded due to automatic budget cuts. This became a real and tangible problem when the U.S. military started seriously evaluating available options for the ...

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foreign policy
Syria
defense spending
sequestration
federal budget
military

Fulfilling Martin Luther King's Vision By Ending America's Wars

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This month, Washington – and the world – commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington. While Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s progressive dreaming of a world where racial and economic equality is commonplace may have been radical then, and still remains out of reach ...

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foreign policy
King Jr., Martin Luther
Kennedy, John
Kennedy, Robert
Vietnam War
military strategy
defense spending
drones
military

Edward Snowden Is a Distraction from Dealing With Russia and China

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Today, on V-J Day, we are reminded that international relations are dictated by great power conflict. This column has focused on the sustained strategic interests of the United States. It has focused on the long view, rather than the journalistic short term.

The majority of the media is focused on ...

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foreign policy
Russia
China
military
Obama administration
Snowden, Edward
Japan
media

Edward Snowden Is a Political Prisoner in Russia and Putin Won't Let Him Go

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Just in case you're curious, or for that matter to confirm your worst suspicions, there was no way that the Russians (and former KGB agent Vladimir Putin) were about to allow perhaps their greatest intelligence windfall in history – that being NSA leaker Edward Snowden – to slip through their ...

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foreign policy
Snowden, Edward
Russia
NSA
diplomacy
Putin, Vladimir

Obama Decries the Sequester Defense Cuts But Does Nothing to Repeal Them

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Earlier this week, speaking to a crowd of Marines, President Obama condemned the effects of sequestration, arguing that these dramatic cuts are "not how a great nation should be treating its military and military families." The president went on the reassure these servicemembers that he would "keep ...

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foreign policy
sequestration
Obama, Barack
defense spending
federal budget