America’s First-Rate Power Status on the Chopping Block

US Admiral Jonathan Greenert (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom) Last Thursday, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert warned that some of the crown jewels of the Navy could be on the chopping block next fiscal year if Congress fails to come to an agreement on how to reprogram sequestration cuts. Without the ability to protect national […]

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Increased Terror in Iraq: Sixteen Family Members Killed in Brutal Sectarian Attack

Sixteen people have been killed in an apparently sectarian attack on a Shia family south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Unknown terrorists blew up two adjacent houses belonging to brothers from a Shia family in Latifiya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, after shooting dead sixteen members of the same family, according to eyewitnesses. Eight women […]

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Report: US Plans ‘3-Day Attack’ on Syria

The US military is planning a more extensive military operation against regime targets in Syria than had been previously planned, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. Unnamed “US officers” told the paper that the Pentagon is drawing up plans for 3 days of strikes against a list of targets significantly longer than the original list […]

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Forget Syria, Target Iran

by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times September 9, 2013 Here’s advice to the members of the United States Congress as they are asked to endorse an American-led attack on the government of Syria: Start your consideration by establishing priorities, clarifying what matters most to the country. The Obama administration rightly points to two urgent matters: […]

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London Police Official: Learn From Israel’s War on Terror

The world could learn a lesson from the way Israel fights terrorism, said Cressida Dick, the Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations at the London Police. She spoke on Monday at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism’s (ICT) World Summit on Counter-Terrorism, taking place at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). “We are seeing some of our [terrorism […]

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Under Obama: Job Growth 52% Greater for Foreign-Born Workers

( – Under President Barack Obama, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today, the increase in the number of foreign-born people employed in the United States has been 52 percent greater than the increase in the number of native-born people employed. In January 2009, when President Barack Obama first took office, says the […]

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No BDS Apology for “Shoot the Jew” Chant

September 3, 2013 13:43 by Pesach Benson It’s bad enough a BDS rally at South Africa’s Witwatersrand University featured protesters chanting, “Shoot the Jew.” But Mohammed Desai, the head of South Africa’s BDS movement, poured more fuel to the fire when he told the student paper, the Wits Vuvuzela: The coordinator of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions […]

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Syrian Warplanes Test British Air Defenses in Cyprus

RAF Typhoon fighters won a mid-air showdown with two Syrian warplanes heading towards Britain’s main base in Cyprus, the Sunday People reports. The dramatic confrontation came after President Bashar Al-Assad’s air chiefs sent two Russian-made Sukhoi Su-24s to probe British air defenses, the report said. The Syrian bombers refused to respond to repeated attempts by […]

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