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Air Force Struggles with New Identity

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In its sixty-two year history the Air Force has seen its mission change multiple times as the U.S. has engaged in different types of warfare. With recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan the Air Force may be changing its very core identity. Central to the mission and identity shift is the Predator Drone and whether […]

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U.S. Gestures to Syria Too Little Too Late?

By   /  February 27, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

This week, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad derided what they termed U.S. colonialism and envisioned a Middle East without Israel. This bellicosity follows on the heels of overtures by the Obama administration to rebuild diplomacy with Syria. Earlier this week the United States lifted its travel advisory for Syria, although the […]

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U.S. Consulate Closed on Mexican Border

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Last week two shootings occurred on Tuesday and Thursday, resulting in the deaths of ten drug cartel members and injuries to ten Mexican soldiers and at least one police officer.  One of them occurred in the city of Matamoros, on the border with Brownsville, Texas.  As such, the U.S. Consulate  General in Matamoros has issued […]

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New Social Media Policy Gives More Access to Troops

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The Department of Defense announced a new policy that would allow troops to use social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Allowing the military to use social media outlets has been an issue for years. Though obvious security issues are involved, the Department of Defense has decided that allowing troops a social media outlet […]

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North Korea Holding Four South Koreans for Illegal Entry

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North Korea has arrested four South Koreans on allegations that they entered the country illegally. These arrests come in the wake of North Korea’s announcement that they will “powerfully” retaliate against the U.S. and South Korea if they continue with their planned military exercises on March 8th. The U.S. and South Korea have declared that […]

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