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The detention of an Egyptian industrial leader is raising new fears that those who prospered under the regime of ousted President Hosni Mubarak will face revolutionary justice despite the West's hope that Egypt will emerge as a democracy.
In his first formal assessment of the war in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus said Tuesday that much of the Taliban's battlefield momentum has been halted, putting the United States on course to begin pulling out troops in July and shifting security responsibility to the Afghans.
''We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued, and they must be defeated."
President Obama is feeling the heat over the treatment of WikiLeaks suspect Army Private First Class Bradley E. Manning. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Mr. Obama took unseemly advantage of the accusation that George W. Bush's administration tortured terrorist detainees. Now even an O Force insider is strongly hinting that the administration's conduct toward the individual thought to have leaked thousands of classified documents amounts to torture.
The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo is searching for Americans in Japan and dispatching relief teams with military precision as U.S. diplomats respond to the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that crippled America's closest Asian ally.
Chief State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley quit on Sunday after causing a stir by describing the Army's treatment of the suspected WikiLeaks leaker as "ridiculous" and "stupid," pointed words that forced President Obama to defend the detention as appropriate.
The State Department on Sunday advised U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Japan at this time.