Why aren’t we working with Japan and India?

By Michael Green and Daniel Twining Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in India for a strategic dialogue that will focus on how China’s ascendance is transforming Asia. At her next stop, Indonesia, she is to hold trilateral consultations — U.S.-Japan-Korea and U.S.-Japan-Australia — on the margins of a broader regional forum. The Obama administration […]

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Report: US Kills Al-Qaeda’s Military Leader

After eliminating Osama bin Laden, the United States scored another major victory in the war on global jihad Friday with the targeting killing of Muhommad Ilyas Kashmiri. Kashmiri, one of al-Qaida’s most active leaders and billed as a possible successor to Bin Laden, was killed in a U.S. drone attack in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal […]

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Don’t Do it Again, Pakistan Army Warns USA Against Additional Military Action in Pakistan

(CNSNews.com) – Breaking his silence on Sunday’s U.S. Navy SEAL operation against Osama bin Laden, Pakistan army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani has warned the United States not to contemplate a similar mission in the future. Pakistan also wants the U.S. to reduce the strength of U.S. military personnel inside the country “to the minimum essential,” […]

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Israeli Derby Missile to Arm New Indian Fighter

India’s new Tejas fighter will be armed with Israel’s Derby missile, according to Indian website LiveMint. The Derby is medium-range active-radar seeker air-to-air missile, that can hit targets at about 50 km. away. Missiles that can achieve this range are known by the acronym BVR – beyond visual range. A contract for supplying the Derby […]

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White-house Intelligence Breakdown

No matter how things shake out in Egypt, one thing has become depressingly clear: Something is very wrong with the American intelligence services. First it was CIA Director Leon Panetta, telling a House committee there was a “strong likelihood” that Mubarak would step down Thursday night — an erroneous prediction that, the CIA later admitted, […]

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South Asia Thankfully Left Out of U.S.-China Joint Statement

Compared to the U.S.–China joint statement in 2009, this year’s joint statement issued at the summit between Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao contains no mention of improving U.S.–China “communication, dialogue, and cooperation on issues related to South Asia.” India objected strenuously to the language in the 2009 joint statement, and the U.S. has apparently […]

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Are Visas for India’s High Tech Companies Congress’ New Cash Cow?

Republicans and Democrats can always agree on spending more money. Their default position is usually not to cover costs.  But if they must, there’s one sure-fire political no-brainer: make foreigners pay.  After all, they can’t vote.  Next year, as Congress begins to take a closer – perhaps serious – look at the budget deficit, foreigners […]

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Corruption: Siphoning Off Growth

Stories of corruption in India have filled the news in recent days. First there’s the corrupt Communications and Information Technology Minister, whose scam to pocket money from telecommunications firms may have topped $37 billion. Then there were accusations that politicians, officials, and contractors had pocketed more than 70% of $2.5 billion meant for flood relief […]

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