What’s news this morning?
The White House is now apparently looking at a "middle path" approach in Afghanistan, adding some troops but not as many as General Stanley McChrystal may want, in what many insiders are now calling the "Goldilocks strategy," (not too big, not too small, but just right). Defense Secretary Robert Gates will go to Japan next ...
The White House is now apparently looking at a "middle path" approach in Afghanistan, adding some troops but not as many as General Stanley McChrystal may want, in what many insiders are now calling the "Goldilocks strategy," (not too big, not too small, but just right).
Defense Secretary Robert Gates will go to Japan next week to meet with the new leaders there. On the agenda will surely be the recent announcement by that government that they will end their refueling mission in the Indian ocean.
Formerly "dead" terrorist Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri apparently gave an interview to the Pakistani press, calling into question the reliability of those unmanned drone strikes that Vice President Joseph Biden is always talking up.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is coming back from Russia with no real agreements to tout, except a vague call for missile defense cooperation with Putin’s government. Meanwhile, Putin took the opportunity to throw cold water on the idea of more Iran sanctions.
Britain and France are calling on Israel to investigate the war crimes allegations in the Goldstone Report, which they say they are doing, but which won’t stop the Palestinian leadership from pushing its renewed call for tougher punishments.
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