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The backroom deal for Bergdahl: Obama risked global security, emboldened our enemy


Special to By Karen & Billy Vaughn President Obama’s decision to swap five Taliban commanders held in Guantanamo in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal will no doubt go down in history as one of America’s darkest hours. We traded […]

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‘American Sniper’: God, country, family

American Sniper was directed by Clint Eastwood.

Special to By Loredana Vuoto Chris Kyle is a hero. American Sniper, the blockbuster movie about this patriot, has captured the heart of many Americans. The movie has already grossed $250 million worldwide and has received six Oscar nominations, […]

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U.S. negotiates its continuing military presence with pro-Iran rebels in Yemen

U.S. Embassy Yemen

Special to WASHINGTON — The United States has acknowledged consultations with Iranian-backed Shi’ite rebels who seized power from the pro-U.S. government in Yemen. Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama has contacted Ansar Allah, the Shi’ite movement that […]

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Obama’s legacy of retreat, shame, and betrayal has tainted a great nation

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: “Weakness is provocative.”

Special to By Billy and Karen Vaughn President Obama’s State of the Union speech was yet another glaring reminder of just how out of touch he is with reality and the true threat of radical Islam on the West. […]

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Congressman challenges Obama’s claim of success against ISIL

Rep. Mac Thornberry.

Special to WASHINGTON — Congress has become highly skeptical of any U.S.-backed solution to stabilize Iraq and Syria. A leading House member has dismissed a plan by President Barack Obama to fight Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. House […]

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U.S. closes embassy in Yemen, suspends military aid

U.S. Embassy Yemen

Special to CAIRO — The U.S. embassy in Yemen has closed. Less than a week after the Iranian-backed Shi’ite coup, the U.S. embassy in Sanaa said it would suspend services. The embassy also indicated that most of its staffers […]

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Al Qaida’s Nusra leads U.S.-backed rebels in major offensive against Syrian Army


Special to NICOSIA — Al Qaida’s Nusra Front for the Defense of Levant has launched a major offensive in southern Syria. Nusra has organized Islamic and U.S.-backed rebel militias for an offensive against the Syrian Army in the southern […]

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Contrast: Putin backs existing Mideast balance of power as Obama boosts Iran’s ‘jihadist ascent’


Special to By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The modern Arab State is gone, rejected by the vast majority of the populace. Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon are no more, and Jordan […]

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New Saudi king appoints young 2nd generation princes to key posts

Prince Mohammed, son of King Salman. / Hassan Ammar / AP

Special to ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia’s new king has appointed a second-generation prince to the line of succession. King Salman has appointed Interior Minister Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef as deputy crown prince. The position was seen as a […]

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Obama administration intervened in Argentine probe of Iranian leader, Jewish center bombing

Ali Akhbar Velayati.

Special to LONDON — The United States pressed Argentina to end its investigation of Iranian complicity in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in which nearly 100 people were killed. Western diplomatic sources said the administration of President […]

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