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  • I, Pencil

    01/28/2016 12:40:13 PM PST · by TBP · 29 replies
    The Freeman ^ | December 1958 | Leonard Read
    I, Pencil A Simple Instrument Teaches a Profound Lesson Leonard E. Read I am a lead pencil—the ordinary wooden pencil familiar to all boys and girls and adults who can read and write.* * My official name is “Mongol 482.” My many ingredients are assembled, fabricated, and finished by Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. Writing is both my vocation and my avocation; that’s all I do. You may wonder why I should write a genealogy. Well, to begin with, my story is interesting. And, next, I am a mystery— more so than a tree or a sunset or even a flash...
  • Egypt, Saudi Arabia aim to enhance cooperation

    07/30/2015 4:43:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 1:33 PM EDT
    Egypt and Saudi Arabia say they aim to boost military, economic, and social ties and pursue their common interests. In a statement released after a meeting between President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday, el-Sissis office says the two leaders also will work to create a joint Arab military force.
  • Kyrgyzstan tears up cooperation accord with US

    07/24/2015 9:38:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | July 21, 2015 12:29 PM
    Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday announced it was tearing up a long-running cooperation agreement with the United States after Washington awarded a rights prize to a jailed ethnic minority campaigner. Central Asian Kyrgyzstan and the United States inked a cooperation deal in 1993 and the strategically located nation hosted a key US military base supplying the war effort in Afghanistan until 2014. Kyrgyzstan, however, has pursued a strongly pro-Russian foreign policy since incumbent President Almazbek Atambayev was elected in 2011. Washington warned Monday that any move to sever the agreement could put assistance programs that benefit the Kyrgyzstani people in jeopardy....
  • Castro: Cuba would cooperate with US against Ebola

    10/18/2014 8:55:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 11:46 AM EDT
    Cuba stands ready to cooperate with the United States in the battle against Ebola, former leader Fidel Castro said in an article published Saturday. Cuba is sending about 460 doctors and nurses to West Africa to help fight Ebola, an effort that was praised on Friday by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. [] With pleasure we will cooperate with U.S. personnel in that task, the 88-year-old ex-leader wrote in the Communist Party daily Granma. He said it would not be to seek peace between two countries long at odds, but for the peace of the world. Castro did not...
  • White House Suggests it Wont Cooperate with Benghazi Panel

    05/05/2014 4:14:08 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 85 replies ^ | May 5 2014 | Keith Koffle
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today indicated the White House will refuse to cooperate with a new House committee tasked with investigating Benghazi. We have always cooperated with legitimate oversight, Carney said this afternoon during the daily White House briefing. Asked whether the panel qualified as legitimate, he said: I think if you look at what even some Republicans have said, it certainly casts doubt on the legitimacy of an effort that is so partisan in nature. You know, at some point, you just have to assume that Republicans will continue this because it feeds a political objective of...
  • Op-Ed: India-Israel Defense Cooperation

    02/15/2014 9:15:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/2/14 | Alvite Singh Ningthoujam
    <p>Defense relations between India and Israel have come a long way, against all odds. Israel has emerged as Indias second-largest arms supplier, behind only Russia, with bilateral arms trade over the last decade estimated at $10 billion. 2013 witnessed major developments in India-Israel defense cooperation, most of which involved enhancing arms trade and furthering joint projects. There were certain constraints as well, none of which curbed ties.</p>
  • Air strike kills Egypt militants targeting Israel: security (Drones and new Martyrs)

    08/09/2013 10:24:17 AM PDT · by Netz · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | August 9, 2013 | AFP
    Air strike kills Egypt militants targeting Israel: security CAIRO Several Egyptian militants were killed in an air strike in Sinai on Friday as they prepared to launch a rocket into Israel, security sources and witnesses said. The source of the strike was not immediately clear. Some sources spoke of an Israeli air strike conducted from Israeli air space and others credited the Egyptian military. Witnesses said at least five members of a cell led by local Islamist militants were killed in the raid. Egypt's army said two explosions were heard at around 4:15 pm (1415 GMT) in the Al-Ojra...
  • Report: Syria Sought Security Cooperation with Israel

    10/04/2012 5:09:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/12 | Elad Benari
    Classified documents obtained by the Al Arabiya network and released Thursday have revealed that the Syrian regime moved a chemical weapons stockpile with the help of Iran and knowledge of Russia. Furthermore, additional documents also reveal that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has also sought cross border cooperation with the State of Israel. The confidential files were acquired by Al Arabiya with the assistance of members of the Syrian opposition who refused to elaborate on how they got hold of the documents. Al Arabiya said it verified and authenticated hundreds of these documents and that it has decided to disclose the...
  • Muslim Brotherhood's papers detail plan to seize U.S.

    09/18/2007 1:04:48 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 25 replies · 326+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 17, 2007 | JASON TRAHAN
    A 1991 strategy paper for the Brotherhood, often referred to as the Ikhwan in Arabic, found in the Virginia home of an unindicted co-conspirator in the case, describes the group's U.S. goals, referred to as a "civilization-jihadist process." "The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions," it states. This process requires a "mastery of the...
  • Pay Attention, This Was A Huge Week For The Yuan Becoming A Global Currency

    01/16/2011 4:21:57 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 30 replies ^ | Jan. 16, 2011, 4:35 PM | Joe Weisenthal
    The big message in Hu Jintao's interview with the WSJ is that China is ready for the yuan to play a larger role in the global economy. But the interview just caps what was already a big week for the Chinese currency. For example, China said for the first time that it will low foreign investors to participate in yuan-denominated private equity vehicles.
  • Obama: Dems, GOP must cooperate in new year

    01/01/2011 6:20:57 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 26 replies
    AP via CBS ^ | 1/1/11
    <p>HONOLULU President Barack Obama says Democrats and Republicans must work together in the new year and share responsibility for moving the country forward.</p> <p>In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said Saturday that lawmakers must return to Washington next week prepared to make serious decisions about how to grow the economy in the short run and stay competitive in the future.</p>
  • Romanoff Pledges Cooperation With Issa Jobsgate Probe

    07/22/2010 1:04:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    american spectator ^ | 7/22/10 | Jeffrey Lord
    "Of course." And in two simple, terse words, Colorado's Andrew Romanoff told me today he would cooperate with a congressional investigation into Jobsgate headed by Congressman Darryl Issa. Or a Justice Department investigation if Attorney General Eric Holder's highly politicized staff finally decided to investigate their White House bosses. Romanoff made the statement live and on-air in an exclusive interview on Peter Boyles' KHOW -Denver radio talk show Wednesday morning. Romanoff had been avoiding Boyles for months. He had avoided me. Why? Engaged in a hot race for the Democratic Senate nomination with appointed Senator Michael Bennet, Romanoff's name had...
  • Obama seeks global cooperation in space

    06/28/2010 1:53:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    ms DNC ^ | 6/28/10 | Tariq Malik
    WASHINGTON The White House rolled out a sweeping national space policy for the United States on Monday, one that aims to boost international cooperation and reiterates plans to send Americans to visit an asteroid by 2025. The 14-page space policy reaches beyond President Barack Obama's plans for NASA which would shift the goal of U.S. human spaceflight from the moon to visiting asteroids and Mars, according to a plan unveiled in February touching on future needs for Earth observation, space debris and space security.
  • Lynn Sets Stage for Further U.S.-Australian Cooperation

    02/17/2010 3:29:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 94+ views
    ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Feb. 17, 2010 Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn IIIs meetings with Australian leaders over the last several days have helped to set the stage for new levels of cooperation between the long-time allies. U.S. Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich, left, and U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III meet with Australia's Defense Minister John Faulkner, right, in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 16, 2010. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. I think we were able to establish a foundation that we will be able to build...
  • Will there ever be Israel/Arab co-operation?

    02/11/2010 4:36:40 AM PST · by jerusalemjudy · 14 replies · 197+ views
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | February 8, 2010 | Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom
    Regional cooperation begins with resuming negotiations with the Palestinians. In the interests of achieving a just, lasting, and comprehensive peace, Israel sees the economic domain as one of the cornerstones of good relations. Political dialogue with our Palestinian partners is critical, but it will not be furthered by allowing a settlement freeze to be imposed as a precondition to negotiation. Nor will it be advanced by a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood. Beyond the Palestinian question, the largest obstacle to regional peace is the current Iranian regime, which continues to do everything in its power to undermine the moderate regimes...
  • Kurdish, Iraqi Interior Ministries Prepare for Cooperation and Coordination Conference

    08/13/2009 5:36:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 533+ views
    BAGHDAD A preparatory session for the upcoming Conference for Cooperation and Coordination between the Iraqi and Kurdistan Ministries of Interior was held here last week, when MoI and KMoI representatives discussed plans to unify their efforts to fight the insurgency and strengthen the nation of Iraq, Aug. 4 5. This was the third series of meetings held between MoI and KMoI since January 2009 to discuss issues of security cooperation. Iraqi Maj. Gen. Waleed Hadawi Khalifa, director general of the MoI Planning and Tracking Directorate, served as overall coordinator for the talks. The Kurdistan General Director of Police,...
  • Biden predicts Russian cooperation: report

    07/25/2009 5:46:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 805+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) Russia's economy is withering and Moscow will be forced to make compromises with the West on a range of issues, US Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview. Biden told The Wall Street Journal these included national security issues, including loosening Moscow's grip on former Soviet republics and shrinking its vast nuclear arsenal. "All of sudden, did they have an epiphany and say: 'Hey man, we don't want to threaten our neighbors?' No," Biden said. "They can't sustain it." ... The geographical proximity of the emerging nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea is also likely...
  • Cooperation Key to Success Along Afghan Border

    07/13/2009 11:38:19 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 221+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller, USA
    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, July 13, 2009 Since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001, Pakistan and Afghanistan not only have shared a border, but also a common threat. U.S. Army Capt. Michael Harrison, speaks with Pakistani army Capt. Fahad at Nawa Pass in Afghanistans Kunar province, July 5, 2009. Pakistani, Afghan and U.S. military members met to discuss continued cooperation and information sharing along the mountainous pass. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Using early breakdowns in communication along that border to their advantage, insurgents often would attack in one...
  • On the Ground: Forces Build Cooperation, Security in Iraq

    07/07/2009 4:33:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 272+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 7, 2009 U.S. forces in Iraq demonstrated their ongoing commitment to building Iraqi sovereignty in recent days with a historic first visit by a U.S. Navy ship and joint operations and training efforts. Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Divisions 2nd Brigade Combat Team completed construction on this bridge, June 29, 2009, southeast of Qurnah, Iraq. Courtesy photo(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The USS Scout, an avenger-class mine countermeasure ship, pulled into port in Umm Qasr on June 30, marking the first visit by a U.S. Navy ship since the port transitioned to Iraqi control. "Today...
  • Burma, North Korea Said To Expand Military Ties (No.3 man's secret visit to NK last Nov )

    07/02/2009 11:08:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 774+ views
    Salem-News ^ | 07/02/09 | Kyaw Min Htun
    Jul-02-2009 20:51 Burma, North Korea Said To Expand Military Ties Kyaw Min Htun Special to Exile Burmese media have voiced alarm in recent days at reports of growing ties between Burma and nuclear-armed North Korea. On Nov. 26, Burmese Gen. Thura Shwe Mann and North Korean Gen. Kim Kyok Sik reportedly signed a Memorandum of Understanding expanding military ties. Photo: RFA (BANGKOK RFA) - A leaked report purportedly drafted by authorities in Burmas military government describes a top-secret visit to North Korea late last year by Burma's top brass, during which the two sides pledged to significantly expand...
  • Pentagon: Military cooperation on hold after coup

    07/01/2009 9:56:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 706+ views
    breitbart ^ | 7/1/09 | ap
    The Pentagon says it has put cooperation with the Honduran military on hold. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman says the United States has "postponed" joint operations in light of last weekend's military coup against that country's president.
  • Afghanistan Strategy Fuels Unprecedented Government Cooperation

    06/24/2009 5:59:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 220+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 24, 2009 The Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy unveiled earlier this year has garnered unprecedented cooperation among U.S. government agencies, the top Pentagon policy official said today. Michelle Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, said in a statement submitted to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that a whole of government approach to the region is being coordinated. We have launched what I believe is a truly unprecedented interagency effort to implement our new strategy, states Flournoys testimony, which Wallace Chip Gregson, assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, read to Congress today on behalf of...
  • Afghanistan, Pakistan Vow to Increase Cooperation

    05/06/2009 6:32:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 216+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2009 The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan vowed to work closely together to defeat the common threat to both countries: a resurgent Taliban. Afghanistans President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari spoke during meetings with U.S. government leaders at the State Department today. They are scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House later this afternoon. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the United States, Pakistan and Afghanistan have a common cause against the Taliban and must work together in many areas to defeat the extremist threat. Many members of...
  • Iraqi Provincial Council Members Meet With U.S. Soldiers

    04/24/2009 5:43:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 215+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Jazz Burney, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq, April 24, 2009 Deputy governors of Iraqs Salahuddin province and more than 30 newly elected members of the provincial council and their guests came here April 20 to learn how U.S. soldiers and Iraqis are working together for peace and prosperity. The visit included a tour of the Iraqi Based Industrial Zone, the Joint Expeditionary Forensic Facility, and the headquarters of the 25th Infantry Divisions 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Coalition personnel showcased the progressive development of the province through the partnership of coalition forces and the provincial government. The day was designed to...
  • Obama urges international cooperation

    04/11/2009 10:22:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 680+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) US President Barack Obama on Saturday urged nations of the world to unite to resolve the most pressing global challenges -- from extremism to environmental pollution to the economic crisis. In a weekly radio address timed to Easter and Passover celebrations, Obama cautioned that the world remained a dangerous place, and people must be strong and vigilant in the face of multiple threats. "But let us not allow whatever differences we have with other nations to stop us from coming together around those solutions that are essential to our survival and success," he said. The comments came...
  • Cooperative Behavior Meshes With Evolutionary Theory

    04/07/2009 11:33:33 AM PDT · by Boxen · 11 replies · 407+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Apr. 7, 2009
    ScienceDaily (Apr. 7, 2009) One of the perplexing questions raised by evolutionary theory is how cooperative behavior, which benefits other members of a species at a cost to the individual, came to exist. Cooperative behavior has puzzled biologists because if only the fittest survive, genes for a behavior that benefits everybody in a population should not last and cooperative behavior should die out, says Jeff Gore, a Pappalardo postdoctoral fellow in MIT's Department of Physics. Gore is part of a team of MIT researchers that has used game theory to understand one solution yeast use to get around this...
  • Top Republican echoes Obama's call to end sniping

    01/23/2009 3:20:31 PM PST · by americanophile · 55 replies · 289+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 23, 2009 | Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress's most powerful Republican on Friday backed President Barack Obama's call to set aside political differences and cooperate on efforts to revitalize the economy and resolve other issues. Yet only time will tell if such rhetoric by Obama and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell produces results -- or deteriorates into more of the partisan bickering that has long marked Washington politics. "People want their leaders to work together to solve problems, not to set traps," McConnell said in a speech to the National Press Club. "The challenge now is for both parties to cooperate, not...
  • Ensign: GOP will look toward Obama for cooperation (time to put the country before our party.)

    01/21/2009 9:24:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 1,525+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/21/09 | Klaus Marre
    Sen. John Ensign (Nev.) on Wednesday indicated that Republicans would look to work with President Obama more than their Democratic counterparts in Congress. Its really not a time to be obstructionist, Ensign, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, said on Fox News. Its a time where we as a party need to try to work with especially President Obama and try to solve some of the countrys problems. The senator said Republicans would still voice their disagreements but would seek out issues on which they can cooperate with the new president. As a matter of fact, I think he...
  • Inauguration Day: Tuesday, January 20,2009

    01/20/2009 9:23:18 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 23 replies · 611+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 01/20/09 | vanity
    The long,bitter campaigns are over,and the people have chosen a new President. He wasn't my choice-but he was and is theirs. It's time to respect that fact.
  • India, Pak vow to take 'severe action' against terror

    India, Pak vow to take 'severe action' against terror 25 Sep 2008, 0631 hrs IST,PTI NEW YORK: Acknowledging that the peace process has been "under strain" in recent months, India and Pakistan on Wednesday announced that cross-LoC trade in Jammu and Kashmir will commence on October 21 and vowed to take "severe action" against any elements directing or involved in terrorist acts, giving fresh momentum for an "an early and full" normalisation of bilateral relations. Unveiling a slew of measures for a "peaceful resolution and saisfactory settlement" of all bilateral issues including Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at...
  • McCain calls for cooperation among Democrats, Republicans

    04/05/2008 2:42:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 100 replies · 120+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/5/08 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Republican White House hopeful John McCain promised on Saturday to cooperate with his Democratic rivals if he is elected president, despite deep divisions between the two parties. "Despite the increasing harshness of our debates, and the lack of respect it often occasions for each side's good will, I still believe we can and must come together on issues that cannot be addressed without our cooperation," McCain said in a speech in Prescott, Arizona, the last stop on his biographical tour over the past week. "Let us argue with each other then. By all means, let us argue....
  • United and Strong Conference Strengthens Governance in Northern Iraq

    02/06/2008 5:01:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 66+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Margaret Nelson, USA
    TIKRIT Seven Northern provincial governors and their Iraqi Security Force leadership met here Feb. 4 for the second United and Strong conference facilitated by Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, commander, Multi-National Division North, and 1st Armored Division. The provincial governing body is being mentored by the U.S. State Departments Provincial Reconstruction Teams and Coalition forces in each Northern province. All decisions regarding security, infrastructure, and economic issues in each province are currently being made at the central government level in Baghdad. The United and Strong conferences are allowing MND - Norths key military leadership to consolidate and focus issues...
  • The Lost Art of Cooperation

    01/09/2008 1:22:13 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 55+ views
    The Wilson Quarterly ^ | Autumn 2007 | Benjamin R. Barber
    Competition is as American as apple pie. It announces American individualism and marks the American market economy with its characteristic rivalries. Not just for neoliberals such as Milton Friedman and quasi-anarchists such as philosopher Robert Nozick, but for Americans of all political stripes, it reflects a distrust of the government and co-operation dear to cultural critic John Ruskin. We are a nation of winners (and, yes, losers) where, in the wonderfully perverse turn of phrase often attributed to one of Americas winningest coaches, Winning isnt everything, its the only thing. Yet we need not be readers of Ruskin to know...
  • A tale of two dictatorships: The links between North Korea and Syria (two hereditary dictatorship)

    09/16/2007 9:33:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 920+ views
    Sunday Times(Times Online) ^ | 09/16/07 | Michael Sheridan
    September 16, 2007 A tale of two dictatorships: The links between North Korea and Syria Michael Sheridan, Far East correspondent Deep in a tunnel under Mount Myohang, in North Korea, its regime has preserved as a museum piece the Kalashnikov assault rifle and pistols sent as gifts from President Hafez al-Assad of Syria to Kim Il Sung in the early years of their friendship. Today North Korea and Syria are ruled by the sons of their late 20th century dictators, men who share more than just a common fear of the United States and a fondness for authoritarian family rule....
  • Conversations with a Rabbit: Strange Webfellows !

    09/11/2007 4:29:40 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 66+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 09/11/07 | vanity
    Inspired by the peculiar way some on the far edges of the body politic marked the 6th anniversary of 9/11, I decided to discuss it with my good friend, Ms Rabbit.
  • Tribal Leaders in Diyala Province Band Together (Fight al Qaeda and other LOONS)

    08/26/2007 10:33:03 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 272+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2007 Tribal leaders in Iraqs Diyala province are banding together to secure peace and protect their people, the commander of coalition forces in the province told reporters yesterday. They (tribal leaders) signed a peace agreement and swore to protect the land and their people from al Qaeda and to bridge the gap between tribes and to have a provincial-wide reconciliation movement, Army Col. David W. Sutherland said as he sat alongside the Iraqi security forces commander in Diyala, Maj. Gen. Abdul Kareem, during a joint news conference in Baqubah, Iraq. Referring to Kareem as his friend...
  • 5 Myths About the Japan That Just Said No

    08/05/2007 10:03:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 1,368+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/05/07 | Michael Zielenziger
    5 Myths About the Japan That Just Said No By Michael Zielenziger Sunday, August 5, 2007; Page B03 Just a few weeks ago, the Bush administration seemed convinced that it could rely on a newly assertive Japan to contain China's rise and help prosecute the global fight against terrorism. Then last weekend, Japan's voters just said "No." The stinging electoral rebuke to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (which lost control of the upper house of the Diet for the first time since the party was founded in 1955) does more than usher in a new...
  • Interpol chief blasts UK cooperation on terrorism

    07/09/2007 7:07:24 AM PDT · by jdm · 18 replies · 503+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo!!!! ^ | July 09, 2007 | By Mark Trevelyan
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's counter-terrorism efforts are "in the wrong century," the head of Interpol said on Monday, accusing it of failing to share information on terrorists and consult a key database of the world police body. The harsh criticism from Interpol boss Ronald Noble may come as an embarrassment to British authorities investigating failed car bomb attacks in London and Scotland last month by suspected Islamist militants from the Middle East and India. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said in a weekend interview that information held by one country on terrorist recruitment should also flow to other countries. Noble said...
  • Craddock: Security Cooperation Critical to Promoting Stability, Countering Terror

    05/17/2007 5:37:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 258+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 17, 2007 Supporting the global war on terror remains U.S. European Commands top priority, but the command also is striving to strengthening partnerships within the region and in Africa, the commands leader said today. EUCOMs strategy of active security is aimed at defeating transnational terrorists and violent extremists who threaten the United States, its allies and U.S. interests, Army Gen. Bantz J. Craddock told Senate Armed Services Committee members during a hearing on the commands fiscal 2008 budget request. The goal, Craddock said, is to deny enemies of the United States the freedom to operate and...
  • Chinese, Sudanese senior military leaders hold talks (How nice)

    04/05/2007 5:50:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 194+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 04/04/07
    Chinese, Sudanese senior military leaders hold talks 2007-04-04 20:25:25 BEIJING, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Senior Chinese and Sudanese military leaders held talks here Wednesday, pledging to strengthen exchanges and cooperation between the two armed forces. The Chinese armed forces attach importance to developing relations with Sudanese armed forces, Chief of General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Liang Guanglie said. Liang also introduced China's foreign and national defense policies as well as its military construction to the visiting Chief of Joint Staff of Sudanese armed forces Haj Ahmed El Gaili. Sudanese government and people will continue to support...
  • U.S.-Japan Defense Officials Increase Military Cooperation

    03/30/2007 5:43:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 165+ views
    TOKYO, March 30, 2007 The United States and Japan are increasing their military cooperation and coordination to face evolving threats, the commander of U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force here said. The security relationship between the United States and Japan is tied to international knowledge and understanding of the alliance, said Air Force Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Wright. The bedrock of U.S. strategy in Asia remains the Japanese-U.S. Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Defense. Signed in 1960, the treaty relationship between the two nations has changed, but the document still remains relevant. Only 15 years after the...
  • China, Venezuela to advance mutually beneficial energy cooperation

    03/25/2007 7:49:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 457+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 03/26/07
    China, Venezuela to advance mutually beneficial energy cooperation 2007-03-26 06:58:10 Adjust font size: Special Report: Li Chinagchun visits Mexico, Venezuela, Suriname, Peru and Samoa CARACAS, March 25 (Xinhua) -- China focuses on achieving mutual benefits when carrying out economic cooperation with Venezuela, an senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said here Sunday. Li Changchun, who flew in here for a goodwill visit to Venezuela Sunday afternoon, paid a visit to the office of CNPC America Ltd. in Venezuela immediately after his arrival in Caracas. After listening to a briefing about the company's operation in Venezuela and...
  • New Model of Security Emphasizes Partnership, Cooperation

    03/05/2007 3:36:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 129+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 5, 2007 The traditional concept of defense has given way to a new model of security, bringing concepts such as partnership and cooperation to the fore, the commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe said here. Navy Adm. Henry G. Ulrich delivered that message to the 124 participants of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies' Program in Advanced Security Studies during an address here March 1. Ulrich is also commander of Allied Joint Task Force Command Naples, in Italy, and has operational responsibility for NATO missions in the Balkans, Iraq and the Mediterranean....
  • Success in Long War Requires Regional Cooperation

    03/01/2007 4:41:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 162+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 1, 2007 The United States and the international community will need to support countries in the Middle East as they join together to defeat extremism during the long war on terror, a top U.S. Central Command officer said here yesterday. All along, U.S. Central Command has been committed to a regional strategy, Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert H. Holmes, CENTCOM deputy director of operations, said in an interview. Its very important for us to understand what it takes to partner with the nations in the region not just single nations, but a partnership of nations...
  • Cooperation pays off in Abidone

    02/24/2007 12:05:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 192+ views
    New Bern, N.C., native Sgt. Shawn Mackey, a health care specialist with Company C, 299th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, assesses the health of a 6-year-old Iraqi baby during a medical assistance mission in the village of Abidone inside the Bay Al Sabir High School of the Abu Ghraib district of Baghdad. The event was to thank the community for its continued support of coalition and Iraqi security forces by offering health and dental care to the village's residents. CAMP LIBERTY -- Raad Rashed Abed Al Shibli, the sheik of Al Shibli of the Al...
  • Iran: co-op with Russia effective to prevent U.S. unilateralism(Iran spells it out)

    01/29/2007 8:44:35 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 553+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 01/29/07
    Iran: co-op with Russia effective to prevent U.S. unilateralism 2007-01-29 23:49:43 Special report: Iran Nuclear Crisis TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Iran said on Sunday that active cooperation between Tehran and Moscow on regional issues within a defined framework could effectively hold back the U.S. unilateralism, the local Fars news agency reported Monday. "The U.S. has not achieved its goal in the region despite all its efforts, active cooperation between Iran and Russia on regional issues within a defined framework can hinder the U.S. ambitious and unilateral plans," Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying,...
  • Feinstein questions Sacramento-Washington cooperation (re:DHS and denial of top security clearances)

    01/25/2007 5:43:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 400+ views
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein questioned a top Homeland Security Department official Thursday on why his agency has reportedly resisted sharing information with state intelligence officers and even Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's own homeland-security director. Feinstein asked Charlie Allen, the chief intelligence officer for the Homeland Security Department, about her staff's findings that the federal agency has denied state and local officials at a Sacramento intelligence-sharing facility to obtain top security clearances. Moreover, California Office of Homeland Security Director Matthew Bettenhausen is not receiving "intelligence he knows exists," Feinstein said. Bettenhausen answers to Schwarzenegger; he formerly worked for DHS in Washington. DHS, Feinstein...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 01-06-07

    01/06/2007 10:27:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies · 429+ views ^ | 01-06-07 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 6, 2007 President's Radio Address Audio THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Earlier this week, the newly elected members of the House and the Senate took their oaths of office and became part of the 110th Congress. I congratulate them all, and I look forward to working with them over the next two years. Since the November elections, I've had a number of productive meetings with the new leaders in Congress, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. I was encouraged...
  • Pope tells Muslims our future hinges on getting along

    09/26/2006 7:34:18 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 17 replies · 580+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 27 September 2006 | MARTA FALCONI AND VICTOR L. SIMPSON
    CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy -- Seeking to end anger in the Islamic world over his remarks on holy war, Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim envoys Monday their two faiths must overcome historic enmities and together reject violence, saying the future of humanity is at stake. The pope also urged ''reciprocity'' in religious freedom, calling for preserving the rights of Christians throughout the Islamic world. ''The circumstances which have given rise to our gathering are well known,'' Benedict said, referring to his remarks on Islam in a Sept. 12 speech at Regensburg University in Germany, which set off protests around the Muslim...
  • Tadic, Rice to Sign a Status of Forces Agreement

    09/02/2006 1:45:38 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 12 replies · 493+ views
    2 September 2006 | 15:23 | FOCUS News Agency Belgrade. The US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Serbian President Boris Tadic will sign Thursday a Status of Forces Agreement /SOFA/ in Washington between the government of the Republic of Serbia and the USA. The Agreement is connected to the protection of the status, the access and the use of the military infrastructure in the Republic of Serbia, RTS reported. It will deepen the cooperation in the sphere of defense between Serbia and the USA based on an absolute respect of the two countries’ sovereignty and the UN regulations. Besides,...