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Stratfor: Afghan strategies

U.S. President Barack Obama will give a speech on Afghanistan today. Whatever he says, it is becoming apparent that the United States...

Stratfor: Elections in Turkey

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Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) won Parliamentary elections June 12, which means it will remain in power for a third term....

Boeing unveils new plant amid protest over its location

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Boeing Co opened a new US$750 million 787 Dreamliner final assembly plant in South Carolina, even though the federal government has complained...

Stratfor: The Bin Laden operation – tapping humint

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Since May 2, when U.S. special operations forces crossed the Afghan-Pakistani border and killed Osama bin Laden, international media have covered the...

Obama to meet Osama killers

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President Barack Obama will today privately thank some members of the elite special forces team involved in the raid that killed Osama...

Stratfor: Bin Laden’s Death and the Implications for Jihadism

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U.S. President Barack Obama appeared in a hastily arranged televised address the night of May 1, 2011, to inform the world that...

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden dead: Obama

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Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday in a firefight with US forces in Pakistan and his body was recovered,...

General McChrystal to retire from US Army: official

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General Stanley McChrystal, who President Barack Obama fired last week as the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, has informed the...

US arrests 10 for allegedly spying for Russia

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US authorities say they have broken up a spy ring that carried out deep-cover work in the United States to recruit political...

Feature: The warrior-scholar versus the Taliban

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Around 15 000 feet over the US East Coast, the Gulfstream G3 jet flying General David Petraeus to Washington to face congressional...

Obama fires McChrystal, names Petraeus

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President Barack Obama fired his top Afghanistan commander over inflammatory comments that enraged the White House, and vowed not to let the...

Obama security doctrine poised for unveiling

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President Barack Obama's new national security doctrine is expected to enshrine his break with the go-it-alone Bush era, instead promising more diplomacy...

Obama signs US law to help Uganda fight LRA rebels

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President Barack Obama signed a law aimed at helping Uganda and its neighbors combat the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group...

Libya should be rewarded for giving up nuclear arms

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Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi says the Obama administration made a political blunder in not inviting his country to a nuclear summit earlier...

Obama Syria outreach under fire amid Scud reports

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US President Barack Obama's outreach to Syria came under fire yesterday as a congressional panel questioned the rapprochement amid charges that Damascus...

Obama blocks assets of Somali group linked to Al Qaeda

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President Barack Obama announced an executive order blocking the US assets of an Islamic Somali insurgent group that professes loyalty to al...

World leaders meet on nuclear terrorism threat

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World leaders including South African President Jacob Zuma meet in Washington today for the biggest summit hosted by the United States since...

Obama praises SA on nuclear disarmament

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US President Barack Obama has praised South Africa for voluntarily dismantling its nuclear weapons programme during a meeting with South African President...

Opinion: Obama expands US military involvement in Africa

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When President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, it was widely expected that he would dramatically change, or even reverse, the...

Obama’s outreach to Muslims proves tough sell: analysis

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Nine months ago President Barack Obama offered Muslims a "new beginning" with the United States in a speech in Cairo that was...

Stratfor thinks the “unthinkable”: A US-Iranian deal

The United States apparently has reached the point where it must either accept that Iran will develop nuclear weapons at some point...

Obama warns Sudan may face more pressure on Darfur

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President Barack Obama urged Sudan yesterday to cooperate in efforts to stabilize the country or Washington will conclude that engagement is not...

New report identifies challenges in Africa for Obama

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"We have seen the result of failed states across the globe and including in Africa, places like Somalia, that have come back...

US sends two Algerians home from Guantanamo prison

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Two Algerian men held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been transferred to the control of the...

African experts expected more from Obama Administration

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As President Barack Obama completes his first year in office, Africa experts in the United States say they were expecting more from...

Airline Security: Gentle solutions to a vexing problem

U.S. President Barack Obama outlined a set of new policies Jan. 7 in response to the Dec. 25, 2009 Northwest Airlines bombing...

No plan for US troops in Somalia

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The United States does not plan to send US troops into Somalia or Yemen as those countries struggle to contain Islamic militants,...

Obama ends benefits for Guinea, Madagascar and Niger

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President Barack Obama said he has terminated trade benefits for Guinea, Madagascar and Niger, three African countries where democratic progress is threatened...

US backs $100 bln climate fund

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US backing for a $100 billion climate fund to help poor nations revived hopes for a deal to combat global warming yesterday...

Obama calls for more democracy in Niger

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US President Barack Obama has called for more democracy in the African state of Niger, whose President Mamadou Tandja is facing growing...

2009 in Review: The Year of Obama

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President Barack Obama's speech in Oslo marking his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize was eloquent, as most of his speeches are. It...

From war to peace: Obama to accept Nobel Prize

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US President Barack Obama arrived in the Norwegian capital today to accept his Nobel Peace Prize amid criticism he does not deserve...

The Jihadist’s strategic dilemma

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With U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement of his strategy in Afghanistan, the U.S.-jihadist war has entered a new phase. With its allies, the...

US aerospace seeks pact change to spur drone sales

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The US aerospace industry urged President Barack Obama to press for changes to an international pact to spur the multibillion-dollar market for...

Analysis: Obama’s Afghan strategy

US President Barack Obama announced the broad structure of his Afghanistan strategy in a speech at West Point on Tuesday evening.   The strategy had three...

Italy to send 1000 more troops to Afghanistan

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Italy will send around 1000 additional soldiers to Afghanistan as part of US President Barack Obama's planned troop surge, Italian Defense Minister...

US troop surge to increase defense orders

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The US plans to send 30 000 more US troops to Afghanistan and this should generate niche orders for some defense companies...

Logistics plays a key role in war effort in Afghanistan

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Infrastructure to support US military efforts in Afghanistan is already strained, posing challenges to the troop surge announced by President Obama   "You just...

Obama to send 30 000 troops to Afghanistan

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President Barack Obama said he is sending 30 000 more US troops to Afghanistan by next summer to speed the battle against...

Two Tunisians from Guantanamo sent to Italy for trial

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Two Tunisians held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent to Italy where they will face prosecution,...

Algerian Guantanamo detainee transferred to France

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An Algerian man who had been detained at the US prison camp at Guantanamo in Cuba since 2002 has been transferred to...

Obama to lay out long-awaited Afghan plan

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President Barack Obama plans to announce today that he will send about 30 000 more US troops to Afghanistan in a long-awaited...

Cuba begins war games with US invasion in mind

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Cuba began its biggest military manoeuvres in five years, saying they were needed to prepare for a possible invasion by the United...

The US challenge in Afghanistan

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The decision over whether to send more US troops into Afghanistan may wait until the contested Afghan election is resolved, US officials say. The announcement...

Obama is a US citizen: White House

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A vocal group of conspiracy theorists known as "birthers" are riling the White House with their persistent claim that Barack Obama is...