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Good intelligence, bad intelligence and ‘damn lies’

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.  / AP

Special to By Sol W. Sanders Some of those who pursue a lifetime career in the 17 intelligence sectors of our armed forces and the civilian agencies promulgate a good deal of goobledegook. As in all highly touted [and […]

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UN slams North Korea human rights record as its Korean Secretary General sets visit

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a stern and sweeping rebuke to North Korea’s human rights abuses, a UN Committee has slammed the repressive communist regime in an annual report on “The Situation of human […]

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South Korean president walks tightrope on North-South strategy, left-right domestic politics

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye at her inaugural dinner in Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 25, 2013.

Special to By Donald Kirk, President Park Geun-Hye is pursuing a fight-talk strategy. On Monday, South Korean gunners staged a live-fire exercise in waters well within hearing range of North Korea’s southwestern coast. Next, North and South Korean […]

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Obama welcomes an Islamist Trojan horse: Consider who is selecting our refugees

Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. / Salvatore Di Nolfi

Jeffrey T. Kuhner “President Obama is a threat to our country,” Donald Trump told me in a recent interview. He’s right. Mr. Obama now poses a clear and present danger to America. His stubborn insistence on resettling so-called “refugees” from […]

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Hollande calls for unified war against ‘jihadist terrorism’ that threatens ‘the whole world’

French Resolve

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Again the forces of terror and hate have attacked Paris. Again, and for the second time in a year, we stand in solidarity and weep for the victims. And as […]

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No, Time magazine, it’s not yet time to forgive as threat of WMD terror looms large


Special to By Donald Kirk, This week’s Asia edition of Time magazine features the cover line, “What It Takes to Forgive a Killer.” Thinking the editors had had time to do a cover on the massacres in Paris, […]

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After 7 years everything Obama says about foreign policy is still wrong


Special to By Sol W. Sanders The confusion in the President’s thinking and strategy about the current terrorist crisis is frightening in its implications. As the tragic events in Paris confirm, surprise remains one of the most important aspects […]

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Obama’s Keystone pipe dream helps rogue states and harms environment, U.S. workers and Canada

Keystone pipeline.

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama has cancelled the Keystone XL, ending a seven year saga in which the pipeline from Alberta, Canada would have provided 800,000 barrels of oil to the USA […]

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‘People!’ — by Sol W. Sanders — a journalistic tapestry


Special to By Donald Kirk, Correspondents by the time they reach a certain age may look back on an extraordinary range of people encountered in odd situations and settings. We all have stories to tell, uniquely our own, […]

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No, Ashton Carter, there is absolutely nothing Reaganesque about Obama policies

Sec. of Defense Ashton Carter at the Reagan Defense Forum.

Special to By Sol W. Sanders The Obama Administration’s utter strategic confusion, particularly in foreign affairs, was nowhere more exhibited than in Sec. of Defense Ashton B. Carter’s recent statements at the Reagan Defense Forum. Irony was added to […]

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