March 13, 2012

The U.S. Falls for North Korea's Tricks, Again

Washington Post, Washington Post

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For three years the Obama administration's policy toward North Korea could be summed up in the pithy phrase uttered by its first defense secretary, Robert M. Gates: 'I don't want to buy the same horse twice.' The point was the administration would not succumb to Pyongyang's perpetual tactic of offering concessions on its nuclear and missile programs in exchange for bribes of fuel oil, food and other economic goodies -- before cheating on its promises and finally withdrawing the concessions.

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March 9, 2012
Building the Afghan Army Is a Bad Idea
Ann Jones, Mother Jones
Recent weeks have brought yet another sad chance to watch badly laid plans in Afghanistan go haywire. In three separate incidents, allies, most from the Afghan National Army (ANA), allegedly murdered six Americans--two of them... more ››