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Japan to Activate Missile Defense if North Korea Fires, Orders ‘Destruction Order’

Japan’s Self Defense Forces plan to deploy Aegis destroyers off Japan and move PAC-3 missile units now stationed in 6 locations to northern Japan, over which a missile would likely pass…

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OBAMA TO SEND ANOTHER 4,200 TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN

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POLITICO WIRE: ANOTHER 4,200 “TRAINERS” AND CIVILIANS TO BE SENT…

PAPER: The Obama administration will unveil a new Afghanistan strategy Friday that calls for devoting significant new resources to counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan and economic development in Pakistan, according to senior U.S. officials. The White House plan will mark an escalation of the war in Afghanistan, which is quickly displacing Iraq as the administration’s chief national-security focus…

FLASHBACK: Obama’s 17,000 Troop Surge for Afghanistan…

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Obama’s Secret Meeting With Gorbachev; Press Wasn’t Informed (Video)

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U.S. Closes Iraqi Prison, Police Chiefs Warn of Insurgent Violence

Insurgency Warning

Paper: The release of hundreds of prisoners from Camp Bucca, a U.S.-run prison in southern Iraq, has facilitated the revival of Shiite militias and Sunni insurgents in Basra, Baghdad and the borderless expanse here along the Euphrates, according to police chiefs, intelligence officials in the Interior Ministry and residents…

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OBAMA: WAR ON TERROR SPARKING ‘ANTI-AMERICAN SENTIMENT’ (60 Minues Interview)

“How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney?” Obama asked on “60 Minutes,” according to excerpts released by CBS ahead of its Sunday airing. “It hasn’t made us safer. What it has been is a great advertisement for anti-American sentiment…”

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Obama Video Message to Iran

“The children of Adam are limbs to each other having been created of one essence.”

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Obama’s Covert War in Pakistan

“President Barack Obama and his national security advisers are considering expanding the covert U.S. war in Pakistan far beyond the tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan, the New York Times reported on Tuesday…”

Obama Secretely Endorshed Islamic Law in Northern Pakistan…

Afghan/Pakistan Border

Afghan/Pakistan Border

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U.S. Fighter Jets Shot Down Iranian Drone Over Baghdad

Military Sources Tell Wired.com…

Iranian Drone had been flying over Baghdad for 70 minutes…

U.S. Strikes Pakistan Again via Drone…

Bloomberg Wire:

By Michael Heath

March 17 (Bloomberg) — U.S. fighter jets shot down an
unmanned Iranian drone flying over Iraq last month, American
officials said.

The incident occurred Feb. 25 about 60 miles (97 kilometers)
northeast of Baghdad, according to the Pentagon news service.
Warplanes tracked the craft for almost an hour and 10 minutes
before pilots shot it down “well inside Iraqi airspace.” Iran
hasn’t commented on the U.S. report.

The American military accuses Iran of arming militants in
Iraq, which has been wracked by sectarian and insurgent violence
following the U.S.-led invasion of the country to oust President
Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Iranian-backed groups began returning to Iraq late last year
after being forced to flee in 2007, the Washington Institute for
Near East Policy said in a report published yesterday. Former
President George W. Bush ordered an increase in U.S. troops in
2007 to combat militants.

In the last quarter of 2008, 14 attacks were carried out
against U.S. forces in Maysan province, the route for the
movement of men and material across the Iraq-Iran border, the
institute said in its report, “Iran’s Ongoing Proxy War in
Iraq.”

Iranian-backed groups have also been conducting long-range
rocket attacks on coalition bases, similar to the tactics used by
the Iranian-backed Hezbollah movement in Lebanon, it said.

‘Real Problem’

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates last week described Iran
as “a real problem” for the U.S., in an interview on PBS’s
Tavis Smiley Show.

“I think it’s one of the significant challenges that we’re
going to face over the next several years,” he said March 11,
according to a transcript.

American forces will exit Iraq by the end of 2011 under an
accord last year between the Bush administration and the Iraqi
government. Last month, President Barack Obama unveiled plans to
pull all but 50,000 of the 140,000 U.S. soldiers from Iraq by
August 2010. The rest would be used mostly for training and
aiding the Iraqi Army.

In a separate incident, the U.S. military said a 12-year-old
girl was killed when American soldiers fired at a vehicle
speeding toward them and Iraqi police near the northern city of
Mosul, al-Qaeda’s last major stronghold in Iraq.

The vehicle’s driver ignored signals to stop near the
Hurriyah Iraqi police station and coalition forces fired two
warning rounds, the American military said in a statement.

The girl, who was standing about 100 meters behind the
vehicle, was struck by one of the rounds. The military said it is
investigating the incident.

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Christian Minister Beaten After Arguments With Muslims on TV Show

“A Christian minister who has had heated arguments with Muslims on his TV Gospel show has been brutally attacked by three men who ripped off his cross and warned: ‘If you go back to the studio, we’ll break your legs….’ “


Minister: He started slapping my face and punching my neck…

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Carville on Wishing Bush To Fail On 9/11 Morning, Wanted Comment Stricken From Record (Video)

FLASHBACK: Most Democrats Wanted Bush to Fail in 2006…

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OBAMA APPOINTS DEFENSE LAWYER FOR JOHN WALKER LINDH (TALIBAN) AS ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

“Curiously enough, though, not one of these brief reports mention that Tony West was “American Taliban” terrorist John Walker Lindh’s defense lawyer. Another key bit of info left out of these announcements was that Tony West raised $65 million for Obama’s presidential campaign. Money well spent if it gets a cushy government job, I suppose…”

SF GATE: “He also took part in the defense of Lindh, the Marin County man who was a 20-year-old Taliban soldier in Afghanistan when he was captured in November 2001. Lindh pleaded guilty in 2002 to serving in the Taliban army and carrying weapons and was sentenced to 20 years in prison…”

BLOG: Raised $65 MILLION for Obama Campaign as a state finance co-chair…

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U.S. Naval Destroyer Sent to Protect Ship Near China

“The USS Chung-Hoon, armed with torpedoes and missiles, is stationed in protection of the USNS Impeccable, an ocean surveillance ship. On Sunday, five Chinese vessels surrounded the Impeccable, which is unarmed. The Chinese ships approached to within 25 feet and blocked the Impeccable’s path with pieces of wood, the official said…”

USS Chung Hoon

USS Chung-Hoon

Troops Moved From Japan to Guam…

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Obama Ready to Quit On Afghanistan; Can’t Assure Economic Recovery; Will Ask For $750 Billion More

“President Obama declared in an interview that the United States was not winning the war in Afghanistan and opened the door to a reconciliation process in which the American military would reach out to moderate elements of the Taliban, much as it did with Sunni militias in Iraq.”

“That plan rested on the assumption that the economy would shrink by 1.2 percent this year, a projection that many economists, including some in his administration, consider overly optimistic because it implies the economy would bounce back in the second half of this year.”

Source: NYT

Source: NYT

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CLINTON: Doubtful That Iran Will Respond Kindly

“It’s doubtful that Iran would respond,” Clinton said during a private meeting with the United Arab Emirates’ foreign minister, according to the U.S. official who was present at the meeting.

Source: AP

Source: AP

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OBAMA ‘READY’ TO GIVE UP MISSILE SHIELD FOR RUSSIA

OBAMA ‘READY’ TO GIVE UP MISSILE SHIELD FOR RUSSIA

“Washington has told Moscow that Russian help in resolving Iran’s nuclear program would make its missile shield plans for Europe unnecessary, a Russian daily said on Monday, citing White House sources.

U.S. President Barack Obama made the proposal on Iran in a letter to his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, Kommersant said, referring to unidentified U.S. officials.”

Source: Fox News

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JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF CHAIRMAN: IRAN HAS ENOUGH FOR NUKE

Bloomberg: “We think they do, quite frankly,” Mullen said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program today about the UN report. “Iran having a nuclear weapon, I’ve believed for a long time, is a very, very bad outcome for the region and for the world.”

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IRAN PLANS ‘PRE-COMMISSION’ OF NUCLEAR PLAN; RUSSIAN BUILT

MOSCOW PLANS ‘PRE-COMMISSION’ OF IRAN NUKE PLANT

Begins Wednesday…

Nuclear Fuel To Arrive by June…

Start Nuclear Reactor by End of 2009…

Reactor Building At Bushehr

Reactor Building At Bushehr

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U.S. ‘CAN’T DELAY’ IRAN NUCLEAR THREAT, MOUNTING NUKE EVIDENCE

WHITE HOUSE: ‘CAN’T DELAY’ IRAN, SYRIA NUCLEAR THREAT

A Day After UN Says Iran Has Enough Uranium…

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IRAN ADMITS TO ATTACKS IN IRAQ, WILL STOP FOR NUKES (BBC REPORTS)

IRAN: LET US HAVE NUKES, WE’LL STOP KILLING YOU IN IRAQ

“The Iranians wanted to be able to strike a deal whereby they stopped killing our forces in Iraq in return for them being allowed to carry on with their nuclear programme.”

Militants Prepare Roadside Bomb

Militants Prepare Roadside Bomb

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IRAN HAS ENOUGH FOR NUCLEAR WEAPON, UN SAYS

IRAN HAS ENOUGH URANIUM FOR “THE” BOMB

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