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Will Syria Be Obama’s Vietnam?

Will Syria Be Obama’s Vietnam?

By 08/10/2014 12:37

50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized a strategic bombing campaign against targets in North Vietnam, an escalation of the conflict in Southeast Asia that was swiftly followed by the deployment of American ground troops. Last month, President Obama expanded a strategic bombing campaign against Islamic insurgents in the Middle East, escalating the attack beyond Iraq into Syria.

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Nations Trying to Stop Their Citizens From Going to Middle East to Fight for ISIS

Nations Trying to Stop Their Citizens From Going to Middle East to Fight for ISIS

By Steve Breen 08/10/2014 12:28

France wants more power to block its citizens from leaving the country, while Britain is weighing whether to stop more of its citizens from coming home. Tunisia is debating measures to make it a criminal offense to help jihadist fighters travel to Syria and Iraq, while Russia has outlawed enlisting in armed groups that are “contradictory to Russian policy.”

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Russia's Secret Weapon

Russia's Secret Weapon

By Sergei Elkin 08/10/2014 12:22

Forget "polite people" sneaking across Russia's borders. Forget Russian rockets slamming into targets across eastern Ukraine. Forget even the "gas weapon" — the economic weapon that holds Europe hostage. As far as Moscow is concerned, its secret weapon is the division, distraction and short-term thinking of the West: the attention-deficit disorder society.

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Why Daesh is sectarian and why it matters

Why Daesh is sectarian and why it matters

By Adam 08/10/2014 12:20

To destroy sectarian identities prevalent in the Middle East today, the rules will have to be redesigned through the creation of a new political horizon, where fledgling democracies are permitted to operate in safe environments and where national identities are reanimated to meet the common priorities of the Arab people.

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How Saudi Arabia helped Isis

How Saudi Arabia helped Isis

By 07/10/2014 11:19

A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany

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Director of US secret service resigns amid criticism

Director of US secret service resigns amid criticism

By Jerry Holbert 07/10/2014 10:11

Julie Pierson, the US secret service director, resigned following criticism of how recent security lapses at the White House were handled. As reported by The Guardian, Pierson submitted her resignation after appearing before the House of Representatives government oversight committee.

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Erdoğan's ISIS 'brothers'

Erdoğan's ISIS 'brothers'

By 07/10/2014 09:57

Whenever I write about the intrinsic relationship between the Turkish government and al-Qaeda inspired groups, I'm subject to a smear campaign by Erdoğan's thugs.

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