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Victor Davis HansonWar seems to come out of nowhere, like rust that suddenly pops up on iron after a storm. Throughout history, we have seen that war can sometimes be avoided or postponed, or its effects mitigated -- usually through a balance of power, alliances and...
Tags: Iraq, United Nations, Mohamed Morsi, Politics, Japan
William PfaffPARIS -- The present debate in the United States over making policy for a Middle East that has been profoundly changed by the events of the past three years unhappily echoes past policies that failed. They were intended to promote democracy and usually...
WASHINGTON -- Republicans wanted nothing more than to summon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Capitol Hill and grill her about the tragic fiasco in Benghazi. Sadly for them, they got their wish. Clinton's smooth and confident performance at...
How do you convey to the world the American ideal of free speech or curious turns of phrase like "stump speech" and "gerrymandering"? Abderrahim Foukara does it daily, as Al Jazeera's bureau chief in Washington. I first met the Moroccan-born journalist at...
The Hartford CourantIn the week following 9/11/12 something big happened: the collapse of the Cairo Doctrine, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. It was to reset the very course of post-9/11 America, creating, after the (allegedly) brutal depredations...
A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is the chief suspect in Tuesday's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sources tracking militant Islamist groups in eastern Libya say. They also...
Paul GreenbergNobody resigns in disgrace any more. Disgrace may be just as common as ever -- such is the human condition -- but not resignations. Even when they're clearly called for. Rank still has its privileges, especially when it's abused. As when the higher-ups at...
American VoicesThe generals and Pentagon officials who manage the Afghan war should take note: A few days ago, Yemen's Interior Ministry announced that government forces had arrested a senior al-Qaeda operative -- "one of the most dangerous criminal elements in al Qaeda...
There are mistakes in life that we are destined to repeat. My repetitive mistake is purchasing light-colored carpet. I don't know why I do it. I just love light-colored carpet. It started as light-colored berber in Sault Ste. Marie. Next it was off-...
It is the ultimate yard sale. Everything must be liquidated. This month you can buy the chandeliers and ceiling décor from the once opulent hotel and casino, The Sahara, at bargain basement prices. After 59 years, The Sahara’s run is over. The...
While the end of the school year typically brings excitement for the start of summer, sometime students can feel unsure about leaving behind the security and familiarity of their school day. Often they will express feelings of sadness about missing the...
I've long thought that if a car enthusiast fell into a coma, say, 60 years ago and just awoke, he or she might recognize only two vehicles: The Porsche 911, and the Jeep Wrangler. Sure, both those models have undergone extensive and dramatic updates,...
Tags: Travel, Porsche, Road Transportation, Satellite Technology, Jeep
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