Call it the Goldilocks military plan: Not too much, not too little, not too unilateral, not too American.
For almost a decade, Russia has stayed on the sidelines of the war in Afghanistan, in part because of its bad memories of the 1980s, when the Afghan mujahedin, with the help of Stinger missiles provided by the U.S., handed the Red Army a humiliating defeat. As Russia’s NATO envoy Dmitri Rogozin put it this week in a stroke of understatement, “We’ve been to Afghanistan, and we didn’t really like it over there.” But on Friday, Oct.
East Libya’s rebels are fighters, but they’re not an army.
The voice on the phone call emerged presumably from the highly-fortified bunker in the center of Tripoli.
Cars, trucks, and vans stacked with families and their personal belongings had poured out of Benghazi on for most of Saturday, heading toward the eastern city of Beida, about 125 miles away. Many of the Libyans said they would continue on to Tobruk and even Egypt.
Sitting on an iron bench along a busy street, Chaman Lal sticks his fingers into a mug full of a greasy concoction and then applies the dark-red brew to areas where his patients complain of pain.
Rock bands, including REM and Pearl Jam, want to know whether their music was played at the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In a hard-hitting, wide-ranging speech Wednesday for a conservative gathering, Cheney targeted the administration’s decision-making process on how to proceed in Afghanistan, saying Obama has failed to give troops on the ground a clear mission or defined goals and appeared “afraid to make a decision.” “The White House must stop dithering while America’s armed forces are in danger,” Cheney said at the Center for Security Policy
Israel and the United States commenced what is believed to be their largest ever joint military exercises in missile defense Wednesday. The long-planned, two-week air defense exercise has been dubbed Juniper Cobra 10 and will involve participation of 1,000 personnel from the U.S.
Iran tested a missile-launching system and two types of missiles Sunday, the state-run Press TV said without offering details.
Russia, the United States and NATO should consider linking their missile defense systems in Europe, the NATO chief said Friday. “Both NATO and Russia have a wealth of experience in missile defense,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen said