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  • Obama's empty foreign policy speech at West Point

    Obama's empty foreign policy speech at West Point
    — It is fitting that the day before President Barack Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya. Libya, of course, was once the...
  • At West Point, Obama defends his moderation-based foreign policy

    With the end of the nation's longest war in sight, President Obama on Wednesday outlined his vision for a U.S. foreign policy that is skeptical of new military engagements and prepared to juggle high-tech threats, rising regional powers and terrorist...
  • Political jokes land at VPAP luncheon

    State Sen. Bill Stanley and Gov. Terry McAuliffe landed some solid jokes this afternoon during VPAP's annual fundraising luncheon. I'll give you a few. From Stanley, who MC'd much of the event: "My name is Bill Stanley, and I've never heard of...
  • Uncertain trumpet, or: The president sounds retreat

    . . . For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? --First Corinthians, 14:8 . . . Our president went to West Point this week, looked over all his works in shaping American foreign policy and the world in...
  • Removal of Syrian chemical weapons almost 90% complete, monitor says

    BEIRUT — The Syrian government has shipped out almost 90% of its chemical weapons material, raising hopes that the war-ravaged nation can meet a Sunday┬ádeadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday. The...
  • In Syria, U.N. agency distributes most food in government-held areas

    In Syria, U.N. agency distributes most food in government-held areas
    The World Food Program gives out most of its food aid to Syria in government-held areas, with only a quarter of the distributions occurring in rebel-controlled territory, according to latest figures from the U.N. agency. The findings underscore the...
  • Chemical weapons removal from Syria nearly complete

    BEIRUT — With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war that is likely to diminish further the possibility of...
  • Video shows Syrian rebels may have U.S.-made antitank missiles

    Video shows Syrian rebels may have U.S.-made antitank missiles
    AMMAN, Jordan -- Video has surfaced that appears to show antitank guided missiles in the hands of a rebel faction operating in southern Syria, the latest indication that sophisticated U.S. weaponry is making its way to antigovernment fighters in Syria....
  • Syrian President Bashar Assad to run for reelection

    Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday he would seek reelection in balloting scheduled for June, the government announced, confirming a decision that had been widely expected. Official state media reported that Syrians “took out to the streets&...
  • Obama's fading dream of a foreign policy legacy

    President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact....
  • Syrian officials, rebels reach deal to restore electricity to Aleppo

    The Syrian government and rebels struck a rare agreement Monday to restore electricity in Aleppo province, cut off by the opposition for more than a week, in exchange for a cessation of airstrikes by the military. Several rebel groups severed the...