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Let’s Invade the Middle East

BY JOE LENOFF I don’t want drones or tomahawk missiles. I want American boots on the ground. Well, sandals anyway. I want American flags waving high and proud, but I want them on top of school buildings and hospitals, not tanks and jets. I want humanitarian aid. I want USAID to invade the Middle East….

illustration of the late Korean leader Kim Jong Il

Pyongyang 2012: Policy Shift or Brinksmanship?

Without its nuclear deterrent, the North Korean regime’s continued existence would be unlikely. Its people are starving, and even its military, which is granted most of North Korea’s meager resources and is the 4th largest in the world, is beset by fuel and ammunition shortages and uses antiquated equipment. Threats of US-South Korean invasion would…

Turmoil in Pakistan, Hope in Britain

Pakistan In Crisis The last three years have been tumultuous for Pakistan. In 2006, a coalition between exiled former presidents Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto promised to bring democracy back to the country after years of military dictatorship under Pervez Musharaf. It was hoped that despite their individual shortcomings, they would form an effective coalition….

China Recovering From Earthquake, 2,000 dead

The Chinese government held a day of mourning today for the more than 2,000 lives lost in last week’s magnitude 6.9 earthquake. Although this devastating disaster struck in a sparsely populated region of Tibet, many of its inhabitants have been left homeless and struggle for shelter in near-freezing temperatures. The central government has dispatched tens…

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