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The big loser in the Pentagon’s new Budget? Apparently Humans.

July 24, 2012

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  Check out the following article at Wired by by Spencer Ackerman, January 26, 2012.   The big loser in the Pentagon’s new budget? Ordinary human beings. About 80,000 Army soldiers and 20,000 Marines are getting downsized. Half of the Army’s conventional combat presence in Europe is packing up and ending its post-Cold War staycation. […]

What Happens Now in the South China Sea?

July 24, 2012

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What Happens Now in the South China Sea? by Joshua Kurlantzick July 19, 2012 Although the meltdown of the ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting in Phnom Penh last week seemed like an unmitigated disaster, and already has resulted in a flurry of press coverage blasting the organization, the situation in the South China Sea is not […]

Iranian Nuclear Program Decides Next U.S. President?

March 6, 2012

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Having discussed this issue with several family and friends, it’s my very unqualified opinion (& novice at best) that I feel the deciding issue in the American presidential election will be the issue of Iran & how America handles their desire to acquire enriched uranium, not American domestic issues or necessarily a slower than expected economic recovery. […]

How Economic Stimulus Actually “Works.”

March 2, 2012

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Excellent article about how a U.S. president’s use of economic spending works, and how specifically it’s been used by Barack Obama. Article fom www.cfr.com.   The U.S. Economic Stimulus Plan Author: Lee Hudson Teslik Updated: February 18, 2009 Introduction President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 facing the biggest global economic crisis since the Second World […]

Romney, Obama, Santorium & crew re: China.

February 24, 2012

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With the war in Iraq formally coming to a close & the war in Afghanistan seemingly set-up to run on ad-infinitum, many people were surprised(myself not one of them) that the United States redirected a large portion of its defense spending to focus on the Asian-Pacific region. “What threats lie among the this region?” some taxpayers […]

Obama…Simply Smarter Than The rest.

February 17, 2012

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By and large I’m indifferent for politicians & I typically think most of them are slaves to heavy weighted policies forced upon them by larger realities. They may begin idealists and appeal to their most logical political bases but they end up mostly neutered and feeble behind the podium. All that said, for some reason […]

Why Ma Won the Elections in Taiwan.

February 13, 2012

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Why Ma Won the Elections and What’s Next for Taiwan and China It Was About More Than the Economy, Stupid(courtesy of http://www.foreignaffairs.com)   By: Daniel Lynch In presidential elections this weekend, Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan’s incumbent president from the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), or Nationalist Party, decisively defeated Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). With […]