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Social Media: Defense & Military: Military Policy

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IDF officer cancels study plans in UK
An Israeli Brigadier General cancels has canceled his planed studies at a War College in the UK for fear that he may be brought up on War Crimes. (Jerusalem Post, 2/26/06) Read More...

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Directed energy lasers - fact or fiction?
Bill Sweetman reports on the development of lasers and the likely hood of their use on the battlefield in the near future.(Janes Defense Weekly, 2/16/06, $) Read More...

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Security Firms Try to Evolve Beyond the Battlefield
Private Military Corporations are increasingly expanding the number of fields in which they operate.(Renae Merle, Washington Post, 1/17/06) Read More...

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US admiral urges Taiwan to arm
The new commander of US forces in Asia and the Pacific, Admiral William Fallon, has urged the Taiwanese forces to acquire more strictly defensive weapons. (Richard Halloran, 09/25/05) Read More...

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Lessons for an Exit Strategy
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger analyzes exit strategies for Iraq. By Henry Kissinger. (Washington Post, 8/12/2005) 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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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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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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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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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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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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US security review commission blasts anti-secession law
The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission warns that passage of China's anti-secession law will be counter-productive in achieving a peaceful resolution to the Taiwan Strait issue. (Melody ... Read More...

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Soft Power, Hard Choices
Will China's growing economic prosperity translate into a growing military threat? (Melinda Liu and John Barry, Newsweek, 2/28/05) Read More...

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Patriot Games: Pak warns US of S Asia crisis
Pakistan said on Wednesday that any bid by India to buy US-made Patriot missiles would plunge the region into crisis and threaten an ongoing peace process between the nuclear-armed rivals. (2/13/2005,... Read More...

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China accuses US and Japan of interfering
China criticized the US and Japan's joint security statement regarding the Taiwan Strait issue, accusing the two countries of meddling in its affairs. (Jim Yardley and Keith Bradsher, New York Times, ... Read More...

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US, Japan talk about Taiwan's safety
The allies wish to maintain stability in the Asia Pacific region, with the cross-strait relations being an important point of the discussion that took place between the two countries. (Charles Snyder,... Read More...

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Russia Defies U.S. Pressure on International Arms Sales
The head of Russia’s state arms exporting firm Rosoboronexport has said that Moscow will not restrict sales of other weapons to countries that are out of favor with the United States. (Moscow News, 2/... Read More...

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Beijing's military threat is escalating
As China continues to rapidly modernize its military forces, the potential danger to the region's security is also on the rise. (Richard Halloran, Taipei Times, 2/05/05) Read More...

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China's threat is not hard to see
The writers applaud the US's condemnation of the EU's intention to lift the arms embargo against China, on the basis of the nuclear power's rapidly increasing military power. (Taipei Times, 2/05/05) Read More...

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The Honeymoon Is Over
It’s not even a week since his bold and sweeping Inaugural Address. And it’s only a week before another grand set-piece event: the State of the Union Message. Yet between these two great moments on th... Read More...

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China seen shifting warfare strategy
China is altering its military strategy against Taiwan to "acupuncture warfare"- specifically designed to deter America and paralyze Taiwan. (Wang Chung-Ming, Taiwan News Online, 1/20/05) Read More...

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Taiwan needs advanced weapons, strategist says
The former vice-minister of National Defense justifies Taiwan's purchase of arms from the US, citing China as the reason. (Rich Chang, Taipei Times, 1/20/05) Read More...

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Iran warns US against making
Iran on Sunday warned the United States against any attack attempt, saying any aggressive maneuvers against Iran would be a great strategic mistake. Read More...

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