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IA-Forum Interview: Mr. Paul Hughes
International Affairs Forum speaks about Iraq border issues with Mr. Paul Hughes, the Iraq program officer in the Peace and Stability Operations Program for the US Institute for Peace. Mr. Hughes is ... Read More...

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Russia has pursued a series of separate deals between the Caspian nations. Kazakhstan appears to be most receptive to Russia’s offer of closer economic and strategic cooperation. Read More...

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Heavy Toll in Afghan Fight for Navy's Proud Elite
This article discusses the impact of recent U.S. Navy Seal casualties in Afghanistan. By James Dao (New York Times, 09 Jul 2005.) Read More...

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Should women be in combat?
The author discusses the question as to whether women should be permitted to serve in combat as well as the impact which the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have had on this debate. By Mary Delach ... Read More...

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Uzbeks Threaten to Evict U.S. From an Air Base Near Afghanistan
The Uzbek government has threatened to evict the U.S. military from an airbase which supports operations in Afghanistan. This threat comes just days after a meeting of the Russia/China led Shanghai C... Read More...

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Securing terror target No. 1
This article discusses the efforts by the U.S. military to protect critical oil terminals in the Persian Gulf. Protection of these terminals will be turned over to Iraqi Marine forces by early 2006. ... Read More...

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Noncitizen soldiers: the quandaries of foreign-born troops
This article discusses the increasing number of immigrants in the U.S. military. Many motivated by the chance for U.S. citizenship, are involved in some of the fiercest fighting overseas. By Patrik ... Read More...

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CIA, Pentagon Seek to Avoid Overlap
DoD and CIA officials are have designed an agreement designed to ultimately provide better coordination and cooperation between both agencies with respect to intelligence operations and analysis. By... Read More...

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Marines playing vital role in training Georgian soldiers
This article describes the program in which U.S. Marines train and equip members of the Georgian Army that will soon be deployed to Iraq. By Russ Rizzo (European and Pacific Stars & Stripes, 04 Jul 2... Read More...

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Child Soldiers Mature Into Remorseless Fighters, Threaten Africa's Stability
This article discusses the problem of child soldiers in Africa becoming adults. They have little other choice than to continue fighting, raising concerns in the U.S. intelligence community of terrori... Read More...

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U.S. military specialists headed to Vietnam
U.S. military specialists will travel to Vietnam as part of the International Military Education and Training (IMET) agreement. This being part of recent talks between U.S. and Vietnamese officials t... Read More...

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Fighting a Hard, Half-Forgotten War
A U.S. Marine batallion along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border has found itself continuously fighting off Taliban forces 3 1/2 years after the begining on this somewhat forgotten conflict. By N.C. Aiz... Read More...

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China advances missile program
China successfully flight-tested a long range, submarine based missile, marking what a U.S. official called a significant milestone in China's long range nuclear weapons program. By Bill Gertz (Washi... Read More...

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Armed Forces Stretched Beyond Limit
A recent audit of the British Military reveals potentially serious deficiencies in training, equipment, and funds which are being strained by increased global operations. By Thomas Harding (London Da... Read More...

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U.S. Shifts Flights Out of Uzbekistan
The Uzbek government has placed flight restrictions on a critical airbase currently used by U.S. forces to launch missions into Afghanistan. These restrictions, allegedly due to degradation to runway... Read More...

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Tuning Up Weaponry Budgets
As the House considers a $409 billion defense appropriations bill, funding to several weapon programs will be cut and while others will be fully or partially backed. By Renae Merle (Washington Post, ... Read More...

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Apocalypse Soon
Robert S. McNamara expresses his view that it is time the United States ceased relying on its nuclear power as a tool of foreign policy. (Foreign Affiars - May/June 2005) Read More...

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Accord on Contingency Plan
The article explains the importance of the recent US-South Korea contingency plan over North Korea. The article goes on to say that unlike previous plans, the US treated the South Koreans as equal pa... Read More...

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Pressure on North Korea: U.S. Stealth Jets Sent to South
An analysis of the impact the recent deployment of US stealth fighters to South Korea will have. How will this perceived hardening of US policy affect the stalled Six Party Talks? By Joel Brinkley ... Read More...

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Panel Advises Against Extensive Withdrawal of US Marines from Okinawa
The United States has decided not to move the majority of its Marine presence from Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa is the location of roughly half of the 47,000 US troops stationed in Japan, as well as provi... Read More...

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Japan to Join U.S. Policy on Taiwan
In response to the growing military clout of China, Japan has for the first time joined Washington in calling Taiwan a mutual security threat. By Anthony Faiola (Washington Post, 18/02/05) Read More...

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The Bush Administration’s Second-Term Foreign Policy Toward East Asia
President Bush’s second-term policy goals in Eastern Asia as presented by Evans J.R. Revere, Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Reports on North and South Korea, China, Ja... Read More...

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Forcing North Korea's Hand
Ted Galen Carpenter of the CATO Institute argues that even if North Korea was forcedly returned to the Six Party Talks, it would be meaningless. He argues that the United States must adopt a much mor... Read More...

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A New American Century?
The crises of imperial visions for America, past and present. By Zia Mian (FPIF Commentary, May 4, 2005) Read More...

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Research Worth Fighting For
The authors write that of the Pentagon's $419.3 billion budget, only $10.5 billion or 2% will go towards research and technology development, a 20% cut that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld should re... Read More...

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How There Comes 'Chinese Military Threat' Theory
Since February of this year, US military leaders have voiced their concern over the modern Chinese army. In reality, China still lags far behind the US and Japan in military spending, headcount, weapo... Read More...

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Russia: OSCE Faces Crisis Over Budget And Values With Moscow
Russia has long complained about the role played by official Western political and human rights advisers in former Soviet nations. But Moscow's intensifying dispute with the OSCE now is coming to a he... Read More...

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Editorial: Taiwan must act, but carefully
The writer claims that Taiwan must "keep from being entrapped in the mire of 'one China' rhetoric". (Taipei Times, 3/15/05) Read More...

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The Two Faces of Rising China
The writer explores both of China's desired (and often conflicting) portrayals of itself: on one hand, China attempts to ease itself into accepted international norms, while on the other hand, there i... Read More...

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China rejects US response to law
Claiming that other countries should recognize China's need to "protect its territorial integrity", Beijing rejected Washington's appeal to reconsider China's anti-secession law, written with Taiwan i... Read More...

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