John Castellaw / Stars and Stripes
It was once an article of faith that on matters of national security, all politicians were expected to “listen to the commanders on the ground.”
Russia will not deliver fighter planes or other new arms to Syria while the situation there remains unresolved, the country’s service for military co-operation said on Monday, according to a Russian news agency.
Marie-Louise Gumuchian / Reuters
On Saturday, Libyans will head to the polls to elect a 200-member interim national assembly for the first time in over fifty years.
Kareem Fahim and Mayy El Sheikh / New York Times
In a move that escalates tensions between the Egypt’s military and its new President, Mohamed Morsi, the Supreme Constitutional Court upheld the military decree that dismantled Parliament, saying the order was both binding and final. The ruling comes one day after the President ordered the disbanded Parliament to reconvene.
Hereward Holland / Reuters
On the first anniversary of its independence, South Sudan still struggles with corruption, violence, and an economic dependence on foreign powers.
Omar Samad / Foreign Policy
Ten years after the first Afghanistan reconstruction conference was held in Tokyo in 2002, Japan will host a second donors’ gathering on July 8 to formulate a strategy to ensure the sustainable development of Afghanistan beyond 2014 – the date set for NATO’s withdrawal.
Andrea Shalal-Esa / Reuters
Uncertainty about the depth of U.S. budget cuts is having a paralyzing effect on the American defense industry’s plans for investment and hiring, top executives from the sector warned on Sunday.
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Lt. Gen Don Kerrick USA (Ret.)
The U.S. economy is dependent on oil based fuels for virtually all of its transportation needs. As a finite resource in high global demand, our access to oil and the requirement to keep its price low is critical for the U.S. economy.
Downed trees, power out, stores closed, and a certain level of pre-apocalyptic chaos. My assessment? Over a decade after 9/11, and almost 7 years after Katrina, I’m not still sure we’re ready for a real emergency.
With extreme weather plaguing citizens across the country, U.S. lawmakers should pursue climate policy to enhance national security.
It has become fashionable lately to talk about the world being awash in oil. But, there are reasons to think projections are both overblown and dangerous.
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