Until now, the Obama administration had stopped applying the term “war on terrorism” to its campaign against al-Qaida in Afghanistan and elsewhere. It also made efforts to combine military action with some diplomatic measures. But this approach could change given the fact that there was a near massacre on Christmas Day.
Obama did not come to change the American system; he came to fix it as much as possible.
Obama has not limited his country to being a pushover. Neither will he agree to take measures to improve air security and protection of his country. Obama intends to kill the monster in his den and has already ordered his military force to prepare to attack Al Qaeda’s objectives in Yemen.
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The president of the United States seems prepared to leave Europe on the sidelines, turning America's energy toward a future understanding with China.
James Madison: 'In designing a government of man over man, the great difficulty rests in this: First you have to train the government to control the governed, and second, you have to obligate it to control itself.'
More than 500 foreign and Spanish journalists, 10 buses, 15 broadcast booths, 110 telephones, seven lines for transmitting photographs, dozens of movie and television cameras, and 1.5 million people were present for President Eisenhower’s historic visit to Spain on Dec. 21, 1959. The meeting with the [Read more]
The only possible victories in the new multi-polar world, with powers that are limited and necessarily negotiable, are of this kind: Victories that are modest, fragile, even temporary...
The reasons and objectives of the president of the United States are more realistic than those of his predecessor. However, numerous political, military and regional events make it impossible that the withdrawal from Afghanistan could begin in 2011.
The United States has already distanced itself from the ambitious proposal of reductions by United Nations and the European Union, which was established at 30 percent by the year 2020.
For a country like the United States, accustomed to nearly full employment, a 10 percent unemployment rate makes reduction the top political priority. Unemployment is the Obama administration’s true Achilles' heel.
In order to stop the bleeding, the president of the United States has launched an employment plan [Read more]