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Sunsetting the Iraq War

October 22, 2011

The final Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Iraq indicated that we would be leaving on December 31, 2011.  While this agreement was arranged in November 2008 with the outgoing Bush Administration, apparently the Obama Administration just read the memo and took little time to brag about how the final withdrawal of forces in Iraq [...]

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Libyan Rebels Take Most of Tripoli

August 22, 2011

It usually follows that when security forces ordered to shoot the rebels generally decide not to, your regime is about to collapse.  That’s basically the story from Tripoli, as the once down-and-out rebels entered the Libyan capital in their month’s long attempt to oust long-time dictator Muammar Qaddafi. As of this morning, the rebels hold [...]

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Who’s Leading in Libya?

March 22, 2011

So, who is leading the efforts in Libya nowadays?  Well, President Obama said only hours ago that he has already pledged to get out of the way to accommodate a NATO-led mission.  However, Turkey’s stymieing NATO’s official involvement due to Turkey’s sensitivity to the Muslims in the region.  The bombs are dropping, but we can’t [...]

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Alexander Haig Dies at 85

February 20, 2010

Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig has died from complications resulting from an infection at the age of 85.  A distinguished Korean and Vietnam War vet, NATO Commander, and four-star general, Haig served under President Nixon and Ford as White House Chief of Staff from 1973-1974, and most famously as the State Secretary under President [...]

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Sarkozy To Drag France Back into NATO Command

March 11, 2009

Nicolas Sarkozy plans to move France back into the decision-making core of the NATO alliance after forty three years of his country’s passive membership.  The move is being met with some criticism from Sarkozy’s left-wing critics in France and elsewhere, but  Sarkozy has assured those critics that the move would not undermine French independence.  Americans [...]

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