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Michael Haltman

Security issues as the USA vs Ghana game looms tomorrow in the 2010 FIFA World Cup - 0 views

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    As the USA mens soccer team prepares to play Ghana in the FIFA World Cup, security issues have so far not been a factor.
Michael Haltman

Watch live oil company executives getting crucified - 1 views

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    Watch the oil company executives get crucified by the Congress live on C-SPAN3 concerning the BP oil spill and the future of offshore drilling in the United States.
Arabica Robusta

Bloggers are Africa's new rebels - Chicago Tribune - 0 views

  • Dagem, as he chose to be called, was a new type of African revolutionary: a blogger.

  • The U.S. should take note. As it prepares to engage with Africa more intensely than at any time since the Cold War, in part by the Pentagon’s establishment of a new Africa Command headquarters to coordinate military and security interests, the U.S. will be competing on an increasingly flat information playing field.
  • Gone are the days when Washington could control its messages in client states. The scruffy cyber cafes of Chad and the man in Congo who rents his cell phone by the minute – sometimes climbing atop a tree to improve reception – ensure that Washington’s voice will have to vie with those of the resource-hungry Chinese, or with the designs of Al Qaeda recruiters.
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    "The U.S. should take note. As it prepares to engage with Africa more intensely than at any time since the Cold War, in part by the Pentagon's establishment of a new Africa Command headquarters to coordinate military and security interests, the U.S. will be competing on an increasingly flat information playing field."
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    This older article highlights the immorality of much that is called U.S. foreign policy and journalism. The lesson learned here is not what it should be, that people on the grassroots are fighting against authoritarian violent governments funded by the U.S. Rather it is a bland, neoimperialist comment about what the U.S. propaganda machine has to deal with in future interventions.
Matthew Davis

Political Affairs Magazine - Afghanistan and the Lessons of Soviet Intervention - 0 views

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    A historian's account of the political memoirs of various soviet leaders on the "Afghanistan Trap" and their similarities to Obama's situation today.
Ahmad Al-Shagra

Obama Favoring Mid-2010 Pullout in Iraq, Aides Say - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • Obama plans to leave behind a “residual force” of tens of thousands of troops to continue training Iraqi security forces
    • Ahmad Al-Shagra
       
      So basically, its a long term colonization.
  • It was not clear on Tuesday exactly how many of the 140,000 troops would remain in Iraq after August 2010 or whether any of the 14 combat brigades now there would stay under a new mission.
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    Mr. Obama plans to leave behind a "residual force" of tens of thousands of troops to continue training Iraqi security forces, hunt down foreign terrorist cells and guard American institutions
alex thorn

Fedfolder: The U.S. Government on One Page. - 0 views

shared by alex thorn on 16 May 08 - Cached
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    The US Government on One Page... great site.
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