“The reality is ... the Taliban have not been able to regain any territory,” stated United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta last month, responding to questions about attacks on U.S. and NATO personnel in Afghanistan. Is this an accurate perspective?
“Be careful what you wish for” comes to mind when reviewing the waves of public protest and revolt in the Middle East and North Africa. Long-established dictatorships are collapsing, which is an extremely promising development of historic importance.
A first cut of history is how McGeorge Bundy described “The Pentagon Papers,” and his statement bears directly on the growing controversy over “No Easy Day.” That just published book reveals classified details of the mission of SEAL Team 6 which killed Osama bin Laden.
The 60th anniversary of the founding of The China Post is an appropriate time for reflection, and also cause for renewal, despite the economic challenges facing Asian economies in the wake of the global financial crash of 2008-2009 and the resulting recession.
“A rendezvous with destiny” is a useful reference in discussing the 2012 Democratic Party Convention, opening in Charlotte, North Carolina. President Barack Obama faces no challenge to renomination for a second term, but the fall election provides a decisive test following his remarkably swift rise to the White House.
The opening of the 2012 Republican National Convention provides an opportunity to emphasize how party conventions have changed. These assemblies used to select candidates, but for more than a half century have just confirmed them.
“We want to make sure that we preserve and protect Medicare,” Mitt Romney declared on Aug. 13 in Florida, a crucial state where the senior citizens population is disproportionately large.
“It's too emotional for me,” declared Ken Edgett of Malin Space Science Systems while looking at new images from Mars. Malin operates the video camera of aptly named Curiosity, the laboratory on wheels which gently touched down on the planet on Sunday, Aug. 5.
Did the Obama presidential campaign stage manage Mitt Romney's foreign policy trip to Britain, Israel and Poland? Of course not, but then they didn't have to.
“Greed is good,” declared corrupt out of control investment banker Gordon Gekko in the hit film “Wall Street.” However, the Bible, Shakespeare and other influential sources argue to the contrary.