U.S. and the World

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Air Force Plans Enormous Spy Blimp

On Thursday, Pentagon officials unveiled a $400 million project to develop a prototype of an unmanned spy aircraft that would resemble a high-tech dirigible. Dirigibles have been decidedly out of fashion since the infamous Hindenburg accident on M...   read more

First All-Female Marine Team at Work in Afghanistan

U.S. Marines in Farah Province, Afghanistan, are using an all-female unit to interact with Afghan women in a region in which male Marines talking with women would be considered culturally unacceptable. A similar program has already met with succes...   read more

Can Iran Make a Bomb...Whose Word to Trust?

On March 2, Navy Admiral Michael Mullen, the chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told CNN that he believed that Iran has enough “fissile material” to build a nuclear bomb. His position was supported by the Israeli government. According to a pre...   read more

When Will the Last Troops Come Home…Really?

On Sunday, the Obama administration brought sighs of relief to many Americans by announcing the first reduction of U.S. troops in Iraq—12,000 over the next six months. (Current troop strength in Iraq is 142,000.) But those who are old enough to re...   read more

Mexico’s President Shines Light on Use of U.S. Weapons by Drug Cartels

In an interview with Le Monde, Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderón, defends his government’s U.S.-supported war against drug cartels, which took the lives of more than 6,000 people last year. However, Calderón also believes that Americans, and Pre...   read more

Withdrawing Combat Troops from Iraq…Kind of, Sort of, Maybe

Last week, in a speech to a roomful of Marines at Camp Lejeune, President Obama announced that by August 31, 2010, the United States combat presence in Iraq will end. However, conflicting statements from the White House and the Pentagon have cast ...   read more

Iraqi Refugees Choose Return to Danger in Iraq over Poverty in U.S.

The Salt Lake Tribune shines a light on a small but growing trend: refugees from Iraq who came to the United States to seek safety and a better life, but find so few opportunities in the U.S. that they are risking danger by returning to Iraq. The ...   read more

The Danger of Manufacturing Decline: Patrick J. Buchanan

Writing in favor of the creation of a new industrial policy for the United States, Pat Buchanan cites some grim facts. “As a source of American jobs, manufacturing, for the first time in our history, fell below health care and education in 2001, b...   read more

Obama Reverses Bush Policy on Mercury Pollution

Throughout its eight years in power, the Bush administration stubbornly opposed U.S. involvement in any international treaty that would control mercury pollution. Mercury, most of which is generated by coal-fueled power plants, settles in the ocea...   read more

87,000 U.S. Weapons Missing in Afghanistan

An audit report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed the disturbing fact that more than one third of the 242,203 small arms and light weapons shipped to the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police cannot be a...   read more

Fighting the War in Afghanistan from a Computer in Nevada

Sitting in front of computer screens in a trailer truck in the Nevada desert, American soldiers pilot Predator unmanned aircrafts over the rooftops of targets in Afghanistan. As they watch live images of their target from the aircraft on their scr...   read more

U.S.-Iran Relations: An Unexpected Glitch or Subtle Intrigue?

As the governments of the United States and Iran inch closer to direct talks, an unusual bump in the road may have been hit. In the middle of the crisis surrounding the holding of American hostages, the Carter administration broke diplomatic relat...   read more

“Father of Islamic Bomb” Freed From House Arrest

Abdul Qadeer Khan, known as the “Father of the Islamic Bomb,” has been freed from house arrest in Pakistan after five years. Khan became notorious for having shared nuclear technology with the dictatorships of North Korea, Iran and Libya.   Khan...   read more

Iraq’s Elections: Success with Worrisome Details

Most Americans appear to want to forget about the War in Iraq, as more immediate concerns, such as the failing economy, take precedent. Even in terms of national security, the situations in Afghanistan and Pakistan seem more relevant. So it was a ...   read more

Bush Shoe Sculpture Gets the Boot

The day after it was unveiled, the Iraqi sculpture in honor of the man who threw his shoes at President Bush, has been taken down on the order of the provincial government. The shoe had been erected at an orphanage in Tikrit. The artist, Laith al-...   read more

Norway Sells All Shares in US Maker of Cluster Bombs

Norway’s state-owned investment fund, which is worth about $300 billion and invests the nation’s surplus oil and gas revenues, announced that it is selling all of its shares in the American company, Textron, for ethical reasons. Although Textron i...   read more
1809 to 1824 of about 1850 News
Prev 1 ... 112 113 114 115 116 Next

U.S. and the World

1809 to 1824 of about 1850 News
Prev 1 ... 112 113 114 115 116 Next

Air Force Plans Enormous Spy Blimp

On Thursday, Pentagon officials unveiled a $400 million project to develop a prototype of an unmanned spy aircraft that would resemble a high-tech dirigible. Dirigibles have been decidedly out of fashion since the infamous Hindenburg accident on M...   read more

First All-Female Marine Team at Work in Afghanistan

U.S. Marines in Farah Province, Afghanistan, are using an all-female unit to interact with Afghan women in a region in which male Marines talking with women would be considered culturally unacceptable. A similar program has already met with succes...   read more

Can Iran Make a Bomb...Whose Word to Trust?

On March 2, Navy Admiral Michael Mullen, the chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told CNN that he believed that Iran has enough “fissile material” to build a nuclear bomb. His position was supported by the Israeli government. According to a pre...   read more

When Will the Last Troops Come Home…Really?

On Sunday, the Obama administration brought sighs of relief to many Americans by announcing the first reduction of U.S. troops in Iraq—12,000 over the next six months. (Current troop strength in Iraq is 142,000.) But those who are old enough to re...   read more

Mexico’s President Shines Light on Use of U.S. Weapons by Drug Cartels

In an interview with Le Monde, Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderón, defends his government’s U.S.-supported war against drug cartels, which took the lives of more than 6,000 people last year. However, Calderón also believes that Americans, and Pre...   read more

Withdrawing Combat Troops from Iraq…Kind of, Sort of, Maybe

Last week, in a speech to a roomful of Marines at Camp Lejeune, President Obama announced that by August 31, 2010, the United States combat presence in Iraq will end. However, conflicting statements from the White House and the Pentagon have cast ...   read more

Iraqi Refugees Choose Return to Danger in Iraq over Poverty in U.S.

The Salt Lake Tribune shines a light on a small but growing trend: refugees from Iraq who came to the United States to seek safety and a better life, but find so few opportunities in the U.S. that they are risking danger by returning to Iraq. The ...   read more

The Danger of Manufacturing Decline: Patrick J. Buchanan

Writing in favor of the creation of a new industrial policy for the United States, Pat Buchanan cites some grim facts. “As a source of American jobs, manufacturing, for the first time in our history, fell below health care and education in 2001, b...   read more

Obama Reverses Bush Policy on Mercury Pollution

Throughout its eight years in power, the Bush administration stubbornly opposed U.S. involvement in any international treaty that would control mercury pollution. Mercury, most of which is generated by coal-fueled power plants, settles in the ocea...   read more

87,000 U.S. Weapons Missing in Afghanistan

An audit report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed the disturbing fact that more than one third of the 242,203 small arms and light weapons shipped to the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police cannot be a...   read more

Fighting the War in Afghanistan from a Computer in Nevada

Sitting in front of computer screens in a trailer truck in the Nevada desert, American soldiers pilot Predator unmanned aircrafts over the rooftops of targets in Afghanistan. As they watch live images of their target from the aircraft on their scr...   read more

U.S.-Iran Relations: An Unexpected Glitch or Subtle Intrigue?

As the governments of the United States and Iran inch closer to direct talks, an unusual bump in the road may have been hit. In the middle of the crisis surrounding the holding of American hostages, the Carter administration broke diplomatic relat...   read more

“Father of Islamic Bomb” Freed From House Arrest

Abdul Qadeer Khan, known as the “Father of the Islamic Bomb,” has been freed from house arrest in Pakistan after five years. Khan became notorious for having shared nuclear technology with the dictatorships of North Korea, Iran and Libya.   Khan...   read more

Iraq’s Elections: Success with Worrisome Details

Most Americans appear to want to forget about the War in Iraq, as more immediate concerns, such as the failing economy, take precedent. Even in terms of national security, the situations in Afghanistan and Pakistan seem more relevant. So it was a ...   read more

Bush Shoe Sculpture Gets the Boot

The day after it was unveiled, the Iraqi sculpture in honor of the man who threw his shoes at President Bush, has been taken down on the order of the provincial government. The shoe had been erected at an orphanage in Tikrit. The artist, Laith al-...   read more

Norway Sells All Shares in US Maker of Cluster Bombs

Norway’s state-owned investment fund, which is worth about $300 billion and invests the nation’s surplus oil and gas revenues, announced that it is selling all of its shares in the American company, Textron, for ethical reasons. Although Textron i...   read more
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