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American’s Oil Dependency

April 10, 2012

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General John Abizaid, the Central Commander of the Middle East and African regions, including Iraq, from 2003 to 2007, stated in a visit to Brigham Young University last week that the United States will continue to have conflict in the Middle East as long as it remains dependent on Arab oil. However, the U.S. now […]

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America, Our Own Worst Enemy?

February 27, 2012

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Last week two American members of the NATO Coalition army burned copies of Muslim’s most holy book, the Qur’an, in a NATO camp 1. Afghan soldiers working in the camp witnessed the event and immediately responded with rage. Within a day from the time they extinguished the fire, over 2000 furious Afghanis arrived at the […]

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Time for a New Strategy

February 15, 2012

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Despite the continued international pressure, sanctions, sabotage, and threats of attack from Israel, Iran’s acclaimed civil nuclear program has continued to prosper in what many believe is the production of a nuclear weapon. On the 33rd anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution last Saturday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that he will reveal his country’s […]

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Our Friend’s Nuclear Toy

February 1, 2012

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The possibility of Iran developing a nuclear weapons program may seem to be more of a threat to Israel than to the United States, but Israel’s nuclear capacity changes the situation. It is believed that Israel obtained nuclear weapons in the 1960’s, although the first mention of them was not until 1986. Israel  has maintained […]

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Pakistan’s New Ally

January 19, 2012

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Pakistan is the United States’ most crucial ally in the counterterrorism operation in Afghanistan. Without partnership and cooperation with the Islamic state’s government, the U.S. has a very slim chance of having the intelligence and access to Afghanistan necessary to curb the Taliban and Haqqani terrorist organizations. Yet over the last year, U.S. relations with […]

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