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Is WikiLeaks adverse to National Security?

By   /  November 29, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The White House sure does think so – calling WikiLeaks “reckless and dangerous. . . .” White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, stated that WikiLeaks' latest “expose” of government documents has put lives in danger, specifically the international diplomats, intelligence professionals, and other people around the world who come to the U.S. for assistance in […]

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North Korea attacks South Korea

By   /  November 23, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on North Korea attacks South Korea

In the most significant act of aggression since the Korean war, North Korea attacked South Korea today, killing 2 South Korean marines. North Korea shelled an island in an area of disputed borders and injured 15 soldiers and 3 civilians. The South Koreans dispatched fighter jets and retaliated with K-9 155mm self-propelled howitzers. U.S. Press […]

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Diversity Visa Lottery Draws Record Number of Entries

By   /  November 22, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Diversity Visa Lottery Draws Record Number of Entries

According to the State Department, there were 15 million entries for this year’s diversity visa program. This is the most entries the program has ever had – representing an increase of about 25% – and is consistent with the surge in immigration applications seen in recent years. Some political groups – in addition to many […]

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Caspian Summit Fails to Resolve Territorial and Resource Disputes

By   /  November 21, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Caspian Summit Fails to Resolve Territorial and Resource Disputes

The leaders of the five littoral states (Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Russia) have failed to determine the Caspian Sea’s status and allocate its resources.    This is the third meeting of leaders from the five countries since 2002 in attempt to divide the perceived vast oil and gas resources, with some estimates of 75 billion barrels […]

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Are Terrorist Organizations Impacting Religious Freedom?

By   /  November 21, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Are Terrorist Organizations Impacting Religious Freedom?

Last week the U.S. Department of State released the International Religious Freedom Report 2010. The report surveys the religious tolerance of 200 countries and regions around the world. Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, highlighted Iraq as among the worst offenders in failing to punish violence against non-Muslim minorities. Clinton stated that, “we believe that […]

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