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September 2014

What Would Admiral Yi Think?

September 30, 2014 // The JoongAng Ilbo - South Korea - English

We have a defense budget dozens of times larger than that of North Korea, but without the Korea-U.S. alliance, our military could not even manage to deter the Communist regime, not to mention win a war.

Vietnam Eyes US Weapons

September 30, 2014 // Bangkok Post - Thailand - English

It seems an exercise in hair-splitting, however, that Washington pursues every avenue of correct international relations with Vietnam, save one. Vietnam's foreign policy, while always attentive to China, is clearly aligned with the region, notably Asean. Its military is formidable but nothing like it was before the 1978 invasion of Cambodia and the traumatic losses of that conflict. This is the reasoning already employed by those who favour arms sales to Vietnam. It is the reasoning US President Barack Obama is likely to use in his declaration ending the ban on military sales.

How Difficult Will It Be To Stage a United Attack on IS?

September 30, 2014 // Beijing News - China - Chinese

Yesterday, unilateral support for an attack on the Islamic State was ratified into law by the U.S. Congress. But insofar as related international attempts to establish a U.N. resolution on the Islamic State group situation are concerned, the Obama government has yet to achieve any satisfactory outcomes. Although an [Read more]

Fomilenio II: A Defeat for the Evil Right

September 30, 2014 // Diario Co Latino - El Salvador - Spanish

Last Thursday afternoon, Sept. 18, El Salvador received good news about the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s decision to sign the agreement in which the United States will pay out $277 million. Let us recall that during President Mauricio Funes’ administration, an application was made for Fomilenio II in order to [Read more]

Two New Fronts for Obama

September 30, 2014 // El Tiempo - Colombia - Spanish

The Red Sea and Persian Gulf mark the beginning of a new warlike adventure for the United States. The undertaking has two objectives in sight—the Islamic State and Khorasan, a terrorist group formed by former al-Qaida members—and the justification, according to what Barack Obama said yesterday before the U.N. [Read more]

Obama Loses his Voice

September 30, 2014 // Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

Attorney General Eric Holder has called the U.S. “a nation of cowards.” As attorney general, he fought against racism. Now he is resigning — and Obama has to choose a successor for a man whom black America trusts.
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