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The Russians are welcoming Obama’s missile-defense decision. The Poles? Not so much. The Pentagon is sending 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan; could be just the beginning. The United States is rejecting a U.N. proposal to compel Israel and the Palestinians to investigate war crimes in the wake of the Goldstone Report. Iran can "probably" make ...

The Russians are welcoming Obama’s missile-defense decision. The Poles? Not so much.

The Pentagon is sending 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan; could be just the beginning.

The United States is rejecting a U.N. proposal to compel Israel and the Palestinians to investigate war crimes in the wake of the Goldstone Report.

Iran can "probably" make a nuclear bomb, according to a secret IAEA report (reports about which the IAEA is denying).

Kim Jong Il is ready to talk.

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