U.S. and the World

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Mexican Drug War Deaths in One Year Outnumber 5 Years of US Deaths in Iraq

The U.S.-supported “get tough” anti-drug strategy in Mexico has achieved some success, but has come at a price: 5,376 deaths so far in 2008—15 a day. This approach has caused drug trafficking groups to collapse and splinter. The U.S., which releas...   read more

By the Heliport of Babylon

Fragments of bricks, engraved with cuneiform characters thousands of years old, lie mixed with the rubble and sandbags left by the US military on the ancient site of Babylon in Iraq. From April 2003 to June 2004, US troops built embankments, dug d...   read more

Guantánamo Prosecutor Tells Why He Resigned

Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld, a devout Catholic, was called up as a military lawyer after 9/11 and served in Iraq, Bosnia and Africa. In 2007, he became a prosecutor for the military commissions trying terrorist suspects held at Guantánamo Bay, a rol...   read more

Cyber-Attacks from China and Russia Threaten U.S. War Command

Cyber-attacks aimed at the U.S. military come on two fronts, said Tim McKnight of Northrop Grumman. A number of countries are actively working to develop methods for disabling the computer systems the U.S. military relies on during wartime. And ad...   read more

Sex and the CIA: Is Sexism Hurting U.S. Security?

When a CIA woman serving abroad has an affair or falls in love with a local, their clearances are routinely revoked, forcing them to resign, a group of female former employees charge. When men do the same, they get a slap on the wrist. A few years...   read more

Jews and Muslims Unite for Obama

In a piece of news that might bring some hope in the Middle East, both American Jews and American Muslims voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. A Pew Research exit poll showed that 78% of Jewish voters cast their...   read more

Iran and China Leading Destinations for Smuggled U.S. Weapons

A multi-agency initiative to combat illegal exports of restricted military and dual-use technology from the United States has resulted in criminal charges against more than 145 defendants in the past fiscal year, with roughly 43 percent of these c...   read more

In India, They Feel America's Pain

Few places in India absorb and imitate American culture as much as call centers, where ambitious young Indians with fake American accents and American noms de phone spend hours calling people in Indiana or Maine to help navigate software glitches,...   read more

How to Treat Returning Vets

Don’t ask The Question (Did you kill anybody?). “Support the Troops” magnets mean nothing to them. And military culture is not big on touching: the main things civilians want to do to soldiers — hug them and get them drunk — are generally not welc...   read more

Voice of America Blocked in Russia…by the US Government

Incredible as it seems, the taxpayer-funded Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is terminating the Voice of America’s Russian language programming.  Instead, the BBG is shifting its Russian language programming to Radio Liberty, which is also fu...   read more
1841 to 1850 of about 1850 News
Prev 1 ... 114 115 116

U.S. and the World

1841 to 1850 of about 1850 News
Prev 1 ... 114 115 116

Mexican Drug War Deaths in One Year Outnumber 5 Years of US Deaths in Iraq

The U.S.-supported “get tough” anti-drug strategy in Mexico has achieved some success, but has come at a price: 5,376 deaths so far in 2008—15 a day. This approach has caused drug trafficking groups to collapse and splinter. The U.S., which releas...   read more

By the Heliport of Babylon

Fragments of bricks, engraved with cuneiform characters thousands of years old, lie mixed with the rubble and sandbags left by the US military on the ancient site of Babylon in Iraq. From April 2003 to June 2004, US troops built embankments, dug d...   read more

Guantánamo Prosecutor Tells Why He Resigned

Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld, a devout Catholic, was called up as a military lawyer after 9/11 and served in Iraq, Bosnia and Africa. In 2007, he became a prosecutor for the military commissions trying terrorist suspects held at Guantánamo Bay, a rol...   read more

Cyber-Attacks from China and Russia Threaten U.S. War Command

Cyber-attacks aimed at the U.S. military come on two fronts, said Tim McKnight of Northrop Grumman. A number of countries are actively working to develop methods for disabling the computer systems the U.S. military relies on during wartime. And ad...   read more

Sex and the CIA: Is Sexism Hurting U.S. Security?

When a CIA woman serving abroad has an affair or falls in love with a local, their clearances are routinely revoked, forcing them to resign, a group of female former employees charge. When men do the same, they get a slap on the wrist. A few years...   read more

Jews and Muslims Unite for Obama

In a piece of news that might bring some hope in the Middle East, both American Jews and American Muslims voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. A Pew Research exit poll showed that 78% of Jewish voters cast their...   read more

Iran and China Leading Destinations for Smuggled U.S. Weapons

A multi-agency initiative to combat illegal exports of restricted military and dual-use technology from the United States has resulted in criminal charges against more than 145 defendants in the past fiscal year, with roughly 43 percent of these c...   read more

In India, They Feel America's Pain

Few places in India absorb and imitate American culture as much as call centers, where ambitious young Indians with fake American accents and American noms de phone spend hours calling people in Indiana or Maine to help navigate software glitches,...   read more

How to Treat Returning Vets

Don’t ask The Question (Did you kill anybody?). “Support the Troops” magnets mean nothing to them. And military culture is not big on touching: the main things civilians want to do to soldiers — hug them and get them drunk — are generally not welc...   read more

Voice of America Blocked in Russia…by the US Government

Incredible as it seems, the taxpayer-funded Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is terminating the Voice of America’s Russian language programming.  Instead, the BBG is shifting its Russian language programming to Radio Liberty, which is also fu...   read more
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