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NORTH KOREA LAUNCHES ROCKET

NORTH KOREA FIRES ROCKET

PASSED OVER THE JAPAN…

BOOSTER MECHANISM FALLS INTO SEA OF JAPAN…

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U.S. Admiral: North Korean Missile Could Reach Hawaii

WIRE: America’s top military officer said on Friday that a rocket North Korea plans to launch next month has a range that could possibly reach Hawaii. Asked if the North Korean rocket could reach the US states of Hawaii or Alaska, Admiral Mike Mullen told CNN: “In some cases, yes, they could probably get down to Hawaii…”


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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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NORTH KOREA LOADING ROCKET ONTO LAUNCH PAD

WIRE: North Korea is loading a Taepodong rocket on its east coast launch pad in anticipation of the launch of a communications satellite early next month, U.S. officials say. U.S. counterproliferation and intelligence officials have confirmed Japanese news reports of the expected launch between April 4 and 8…

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

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Plane Evacuated in London After ‘Suspicious Device’ Discovered on Board

“There was something on board that they were not happy about,” said airport spokeswoman Julie Ayres. She did not give further details…

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Japan Prime Minister: Must Build Defense

Japan Prime Minister“You must be well aware that we face many issues in the Asia-Pacific region, including North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile development...for us to assure peace and stability in Japan, it is extremely important to further strengthen the Japan-US alliance as well as to make its own efforts for self defense…”

U.S. To Move Troops From Japan to Guam…

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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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NEW IRAQ HOSAGE VIDEO AIRED (Video)

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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 Decides Not to Charge Veterans for Health Care Afterall

“President Barack Obama reversed course Wednesday on a highly charged proposal to have private insurance companies, instead of the Veterans Affairs Department, pay for veterans’ service-related injuries. The proposed policy shift was aimed at recouping $540 million, but it risked souring goodwill of veterans, an enormous…”

After being set to charge them for it…

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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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WSJ: Will Obama Go AWOL on VA Health Benefits?

“If you were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan and you have not paid your co-pay, please press 1. If you were injured during military training and you have not yet reached your deductible, please press 2. If your family has reached its maximum insurance benefit, please call back after you have purchased additional coverage. Thank you for your service…”

Charles Dharapak/AP

Charles Dharapak/AP

The American Legion Chief Says Obama “Refused to Hear About Government-Avowed Obligations…”

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RUSSIA TO REARM IN 2011 TO ‘INCREASE COMBAT READINESS’

“Mr Medvedev said the primary task would be to “increase the combat readiness of [Russia’s] forces, first of all our strategic nuclear forces”.
Explaining the move, he cited concerns over Nato expansion near Russia’s borders and regional conflicts…”

Russia Faces Risk of ‘Significant Conflict…’

‘We now have all the necessary conditions…’

Obama ‘Ready’ to Give Up Polish Missile Shield…

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Obama Set to Charge Wounded Veterans for Treatment; ‘Refused to Hear About Government-Avowed Obligations’

“‘It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan,” said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. “He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it.'”

Jim Young/Reuters

Jim Young/Reuters

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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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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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RUSSIA MAY SEND BOMBERS TO CUBA

“Russia could land strategic bombers at Cuban and Venezuelan airfields while conducting patrols, the head of the Russian strategic air force was quoted as saying by the Interfax news service…”

“”There are four or five airfields in Cuba with 4,000-meter-long runways, which absolutely suit us,” Maj. Gen. Anatoly Zhikharev told Interfax…”

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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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