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Confusion and Clarification in Post-Eastern Bloc Europe

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Twenty years after the reunification of East and West Germany, promises about the role of NATO in the former Soviet-controlled territory still create friction in US-Russian relations. Russia still claims that it allowed the reunification on conditions that NATO would not expand into the territory of the GDR. Letter recently released by key players negotiating […]

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Iran Declares "Soft War" on its Own Population

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Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, has consistently used the terminology of waging a “soft war” on the people of his own country who do not support the radical Islamic regime in power. This “soft war” is anything but soft. Since the  disputed elections of the summer, Iranians have protested in the millions against the clerical regime in power and have […]

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Obama to Unveil Afghanistan Plan at West Point on Tuesday

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President Obama is planning to unveil his plan to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan at West Point during a speech he is scheduled to give on Tuesday. He plans to give a time frame in which troops will withdraw and when the Kabul government will be able to take over the fight in Afghanistan. […]

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Counterfeiting Chips Instead of Checks

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The U.S. Navy had the wool pulled over their eyes when it purchased over $140,000 dollars worth of fake computer chips from a family operation.  The man in charge of the counterfeiting, Neil Felahy, operated a factory in southeast China where he employed workers to refurbish old computers to make them look like new–so new […]

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Black Boxes on Buses?

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Though it seems like it should have been implemented years ago when black boxes became routine for airplanes, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is just now beginning testing on an inexpensive video camera for widespread use in bus transportation nationwide.  The black boxes with video cameras inside will survive not only explosions and the intense […]

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