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Can Obama beat the Islamic State with no troops on the ground?

Aug 28, 2014

Can Obama beat the Islamic State with no troops on the ground?

As he contemplates targeting IS militants settling into a new caliphate, Obama is adamant his core policy of keeping ground troops back home is inviolate. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #ConnectTheDots #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis
US accuses Russia of having a direct hand in Ukraine fighting

Aug 28, 2014

US accuses Russia of having a direct hand in Ukraine fighting

After weeks of government offensives that have seen troops push deep into the last rebel bastions, the tide appeared to be turning once again in the four-month conflict, prompting a nervous government in Kiev to call on NATO for help. #World #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #Russia #EU #Vladimir Putin #Sanctions #Ukraine #Petro Poroshenko #2014 Crimean crisis #Ban on Western Food
Obama's Syria conundrum Should the Congress get to weigh in on airstrikes?

Aug 28, 2014

Obama's Syria conundrum Should the Congress get to weigh in on airstrikes?

Obama was barreling toward strikes last summer when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. But Congress balked at Obama's request for a vote and the operation was eventually scrapped. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis

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In the Devyani Khobragade saga, Indo-US ties biggest victim

Jan 12, 2014

In the Devyani Khobragade saga, Indo-US ties biggest victim

The Americans grossly misjudged and miscalculated the response of India, ignoring the fact that Washington chose to up its ante at a time when general elections are less than four months away and no government in New Delhi could have politically afforded to take the American affront lying low. #United States #Barack Obama #diplomacy #ConnectTheDots #Preet Bharara #Nisha Desai Biswal #United Nation #Devyani Khobragade #Sangeeta Richards #India-US diplomacy #Diplomat arrest row
Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Jun 16, 2013

Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Is he a hero for opening the door on this obsessive compulsive spying on ordinary citizens or a villain who jeopardized security by doing so? #World #China #Barack Obama #Spying #PRISM #Edward Snowden

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Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Aug 28, 2014

US weighs more sanctions on Moscow as tanks cross into Ukraine from Russia

With Russian tanks apparently crossing into southeastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is suggesting the possibility of more sanctions on Russia... #Barack Obama #Washington
Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Aug 27, 2014

U.S. must neutralize Islamic State: #tellusatoday

As President Obama considers airstrikes in Syria, readers discuss the threat to the United States posed by the Islamic State... #Syria #Barack Obama
Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Aug 28, 2014

Medal of Honor for a Civil War Hero 150 Years in the Grave

More than 150 years after standing his ground against Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg, Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama... #Syria #Barack Obama