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Obama gets it right on balancing values and security
Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian reacts to President Barack Obama's speech on national security and argues that the best way to spread values of human rights and democracy is to act as a good example.
Posted: May 22, 2009 12:59
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Bloody terrorist attack on police academy rattles Pakistan
A group of gunmen stormed a police academy in Lahore on Monday, triggering a bloody eight-hour siege in Pakistan's second largest city and raising even deeper concern about security in that vital nation. Amit Pandya of The Stimson Center discusses the attack.
Posted: March 30, 2009 12:14
U.S. plans to upsurge soldiers and police in Afghanistan
Thom Shanker of The New York Times discusses the U.S. plan to double the size of Afghan security forces and set a goal of about 400,000 soldiers and police. The plan is awaiting President Obama's approval and comes with a hefty price tag.
Posted: March 19, 2009 15:13
Iraqi parliament approves U.S. security pact
Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses the implications of the U.S.-Iraqi pact, which calls for U.S. forces to leave Iraq by the end of 2011.
Posted: November 27, 2008 16:06
New report warns of fleeting security in Iraq
Warren Strobel of McClatchy Newspapers discusses a new intelligence report suggesting security gains in Iraq may be temporary.
Posted: October 9, 2008 11:35