We’ve now seen 85-year-old American Merrill Newman. The Korean War Veteran who was on a trip of a lifetime to North Korea. Hauled off the plane taking him home and held by North Korean officials. Accused of war crimes during the conflict. Now, he’s read an “apology.” Some say it was coerced. You decide.
The head of the opposition party in Pakistan has given cops the name of the man he believes to be the CIA station chief there. It’s all part of a challenge to the U.S. drone attacks in country. Police had already launched an investigation into a recent drone strike.
Drones are not toys – the message from the Russian president at a gathering devoted to the country’s air defense industry in Sochi. It’s been a busy few days for Vladimir Putin in the city that will host the Winter Olympics in just over two months.
They’re preparing to meet in Geneva to talk peace. In the meantime, the civil war in Syria wages on. Now a Scud attack on the town of Ar-Raqqah.
Following the recent endorsement of the U.S.-Afghanistan bilateral security agreement by Afghanistan’s Loya Jirga, a new Council on Foreign Relations report outlines the composition, role and rationale for the roughly 10,000 U.S. troops that will possibly remain in the country after the 2014 draw down. RAND Corporation’s Seth Jones and Keith Crane explain in a […]
He’s a member of the Louisiana National Guard and he worked for Best Buy. He volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan. Was in the theater of war for one year. But now, Sherman Crandle has come marching home. Only to find that Best Buy didn’t hold his job for him. Crandle says that his reward for […]
We all know that the humanitarian crisis is huge in Syria. Now we’re learning what many have long suspected. That the fighting is getting in the way of getting aid to those most in need. Reuters reporting that a confidential UN report points fingers of blame at both sides in the conflict.
TRNS – National Security Adviser Susan Rice told President Karzai of Afghanistan to stop his delay in signing a security agreement or potentially face the complete and final pullout of American troops by the end of 2014. But Karzai continues to insist on difficult new conditions, including the release of all inmates at Guantanamo Bay. Karzai […]
U.S. Marines supporting Joint Task Force 505 in Tacloban City have begun to redeploy due to the decreasing demand for unique U.S. military capabilities in recovery efforts. The government of the Philippines, with the U.S. Agency for International Development, and various international military and nongovernmental supporters, continues leading the effort to help survivors and continue the […]
The United States has proposed a security deal to Afghanistan that would leave some U.S. troops in that country after next year. But a new Rasmussen poll finds that just over half of U.S. voters want all troops out of Afghanistan by then.