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Saigon 1975 — Imagine a different ending


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s been forty years since the wars in Indochina ended and the curtain dropped ushering in a new period of darkness for the people of Vietnam and Cambodia. Four long […]

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Sen. Cotton: Surgical strikes could be conducted in Iran without leading to war

Nuclear site in Iran.

Special to In an interview, Sen. Tom Cotton said that if Iran were allowed to become a nuclear state under its current regime, then the likely outcome would be nuclear war. “The proposal puts Iran on the path to […]

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Cuban fiasco: Obama throws a lifeline to an imploding, tyrannical, bankrupt regime

Not only is Obama at least temporarily saving a collapsing tyranny, he has done so without demanding that in return Raul Castro make concessions to the U.S. and the Cuban people.

Sol W. Sanders In that simplistic jargon characterizing President Barack Hussein Obama’s worldwide “transformation” of U.S. foreign policy, the chief argument for his Cuban shift has been “[T]hese 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked.” In the facts […]

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Social media knife in America’s back: ISIL’s top threat not beheadings or infiltration

Navy Adm. William Gortney, commander of the Colorado-based U.S. Northern Command.

Special to The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant horrified the West with its mass beheadings of hostages and used its notoriety to attract restless youth worldwide. But such barbaric tactics is not what primarily concerns Navy Adm. William […]

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U.S. calls out Iran on takeover of Yemen: ‘Every single week there are flights from Iran’

A direct flight from Tehran arrived on March 1 to Yemeni capital Sanaa, for the first time since 1990.

Special to As tension continue over the interpretation of the Iran nuclear “framework” agreement, the Obama administration has for the first time officially challenged the Iran regime over its takeover of Yemen using its proxy, the Shi’ite Houti militia. […]

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Iran’s Khamenei: Given ‘devilish’ U.S. intentions, extending deadline would not be end of world

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: 'No binding agreement'.

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said he neither supports nor opposes a framework deal reached with global powers on Tehran’s nuclear program, adding that he will wait till it […]

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U.S. expands military involvement in Yemen’s proxy war between Iran, Saudis

Yemenis search in the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in a village near Sanaa, Yemen, on April 4. / Hani Mohammed / AP

Special to WASHINGTON — U.S. military officials said the Pentagon has expanded weapons shipments to the Saudi-led Arab coalition now conducting an air campaign against Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen. By taking an active interest, the United States […]

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Who negotiated this deal? Kissinger and Shultz give withering assesssment of Iran ‘framework’

George Shultz, Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, and William Perry at Stanford University.

Special to Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger sharply questioned the “framework” for an Iran nuclear agreement with the West in a column he co-authored with another former Secretary of State, George Shultz. “Mixing shrewd diplomacy with open defiance […]

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Simply put: ‘Historic agreement’ is not an agreement and it ignores history

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, left, U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, and Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif at press briefing on April 2. / AFP

Special to By Norman Bailey No-one agrees on what was agreed with Iran, but in any case the precedents are hardly encouraging. By this time hordes of commentators have chewed over Mr. Obama’s “historic” agreement. Some aspects, however, have […]

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Wars galore: Russia joins Red Cross in appeal for pause in Yemen fighting

Air strikes continued in Yemen against Houthi strongholds.

Special to UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama said in early 2013 at his second inauguration that “a decade of war is now ending.” Two years later, Russia has just endorsed a Red Cross appeal for a “humanitarian pause” […]

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