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  • Obama on racial matters: 'Door still open'

     
    President Barack Obama, the son of a Kenyan and travelling through Ghana today, was asked what Africa means to him - "Is it half of you?'' "Well, no, I don't think it would be fair to say it was half,''...
  • Global war, no, failed states, yes

     
    by Mark Silva There is no "global war on terrorism.'' That's the first thing that Anthony Cordesman, a seasoned expert on national security, has to say about the failed Christmas Day bomb-attempt on a U.S.-bound airliner. Inasmuch as we've had...

    Rachel Marsden: Is US being duped into funding jihadist startup?

    PARIS -- The Islamic terrorist army often referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has made a faster womb-to-superstardom ascension than Justin Bieber. Largely unheard of just a few weeks ago, the group is now the self-proclaimed new...

    War lite -- Obama's limited Iraq goals

    War lite -- Obama's limited Iraq goals
    The United States is stepping into its third Iraq war in 24 years. But if President Obama has his way, this one will be fought under different rules. In a speech at West Point last month, Obama outlined a new "light footprint" approach to fighting...

    ISIS -- is it too extreme to survive?

    Just how terrifying is the Sunni Muslim extremist group that's taken over a huge swath of territory in northern Iraq? Here are some clues: After seizing Iraq's second-largest city, the group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS,...