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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 29, 2014

Keep Negativity Out Of Q&A: Obama And 'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet'

Yesterday, after Barack Obama held a press briefing to address the tumultuous events taking place in the Middle East, NBC’s Chuck Todd asked him, “Do you need Congress's approval to go into Syria?... #Syria #Middle East #Barack Obama
Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Aug 29, 2014

In Defense of Barack Obama’s Tan Suit

Just because he wore a suit that wasn't a shade of gray or blue doesn't mean you should have a problem with i... #Syria #Middle East #Barack Obama
Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Aug 28, 2014

Morning Must Reads: August 28

Tug of War MoreMorning Must Reads: August 29Morning Must Reads: August 27'Tragic Accident': Family of Uzi Mishap Victim Doesn't Blame Girl NBC NewsWhat Happens If Malaysia Airlines Goes Bust? NBC NewsSafe to Drink? What to Know About Brain-Ravaging A... #Barack Obama #Malaysia Airlines