Archive for August, 2011

The Union’s Spy Game – New York Times (blog)

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

New York Times (blog)

The Union's Spy Game
New York Times (blog)
At the outset of the Civil War, neither the Union nor the Confederacy had a centralized military intelligence department — and yet the need for information on enemy troop movements, political developments and even simple things like ...

Biden visit a welcome change Dennis V. Hickey – China Daily

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Biden visit a welcome change Dennis V. Hickey
China Daily
Although specifics have not been provided, observers speculate that the issues to be discussed would include the global economic turmoil, the South China Sea disputes and US arms sales to Taiwan. A wide range of pressing international problems, ...

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Taiwan arms sales, economy shadow Biden’s trip to China – Washington Times

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Reuters

Taiwan arms sales, economy shadow Biden's trip to China
Washington Times
Vice President Joseph R. Biden will not negotiate US arms sales to Taiwan when he visits China this week, White House officials said Monday, declining to comment on a report that the Obama administration has ...
PREVIEW-Biden seeks strong China ties under shadow of debtReuters
Conference Call With Reporters To Discuss Vice President Biden TRIP TO CHINA ...Middle East North Africa Financial Network

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Ron Paul Is Right on Iran – American Conservative Magazine

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Ron Paul Is Right on Iran
American Conservative Magazine
Since sanctions are an ineffective mechanism for preventing the development of an Iranian nuclear weapon (if there were a consensus inside the Iranian government in favor of building one, which there isn't), Derbyshire asks why Paul's “more honest” ...
Message to Ron Paul: National Security Still MattersTown Hall
West: Ron Paul isn't the “kind of guy you need” in the White HouseHot Air
Appalled by Paul?National Review Online

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Turning the page

Monday, August 15th, 2011
Will Hosni Mubarak's trial help to reconcile Egypt?

Palestinians ‘flee Syrian camp’

Monday, August 15th, 2011
Thousands of Palestinian refugees are fleeing a camp in Syria's port of Latakia which is being shelled by government troops, a UN agency says.

Atomic Test Ban Crucial to Nuke Free World – IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Atomic Test Ban Crucial to Nuke Free World
IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters
The momentum seems to be high towards a world free of nuclear weapons. With this momentum, we should certainly intensify our discussions on the process of nuclear disarmament towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons." At the same time, ...
From nuclear weapons-free NZ to a nuclear weapons-free worldScoop.co.nz (press release)
On International Day against Nuclear Tests, Secretary-General Seeks Test-Ban ...MMD Newswire (press release)

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ISAF Joint Command Morning Operational Update August 12, 2011 – IEWY News

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Reuters Africa

ISAF Joint Command Morning Operational Update August 12, 2011
IEWY News
The leader coordinates roadside bomb and direct action attacks against the Afghan National Army. Join the discussion below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.
19 killed in suicide bomb attack on Afghan governor's compound‎Channel 6 News Online

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150 YEARS AGO: First sketchy and inaccurate, report of Battle of Wilson’s … – Columbia Daily Tribune

Monday, August 15th, 2011

150 YEARS AGO: First sketchy and inaccurate, report of Battle of Wilson's ...
Columbia Daily Tribune
GLASGOW — Battle reports and news of troop movements in Missouri filled the columns of the Glasgow Weekly Times, including the first sketchy and inaccurate reports of the Battle of Wilson's Creek. “The country is swarming with guerrillas ...

Libya rebels fight for key towns

Monday, August 15th, 2011
Libyan rebels advance into two towns controlling access to Tripoli, as talks are reportedly held in Tunisia with Col Gaddafi's representatives.