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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Middle East
Authorities in North Texas say they had to pull a suspect in a hit-and-run accident off a plane as he was trying to flee the United States.
Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday that he is skeptical of the deal that world powers recently stuck with Iran over its disputed nuclear program and said a group of lawmakers are working out the details on a new legislative package of sanctions against Iran.
This is what President Obama's "reset" of relations with Russia looks like. He abruptly canceled plans Wednesday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month when he goes to Russia for the Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg.
Ultimately, Benghazi is the greatest and most deadly of all the scandals that have battered this nation's government this past year. It is by far the most despicable incident.
The U.S. ambassador to Egypt has become a lightning rod for criticism among Egyptians who accuse her of embracing the deposed Muslim Brotherhood-led government, even as a popular uprising was building against it in the streets of Cairo.
President Obama said last week that he wants a reset on the war on terrorism, but Republicans said Sunday that his plan sounds more like a retreat.
International sanctions are squeezing Iran's economy but are doing little to dissuade the regime's nuclear ambitions, the top U.S. intelligence officer told Congress on Thursday.
A key member of the Senate Armed Services Committee warned Tuesday that the United States will not be able to confront threats in the Middle East, including Iran's nuclear program, if the Pentagon must cut an additional $500 billion from its budget over the next decade.
Republican Mitt Romney is arguing America needs new foreign policy leadership, using President Obama's handling of the Middle East as an opening to criticize the incumbent before Wednesday's first presidential debate.
His expected campaign advantage on foreign-policy issues suddenly in doubt, President Obama at the United Nations on Tuesday portrayed the deaths of four Americans in Libya as a result of inflamed tensions over an anti-Islam movie produced in the U.S. rather than a terrorist attack aimed at his policies in dealing with the Arab Spring and Middle East unrest.
The White House insisted Friday that anti-American protests roiling the Middle East are not directed at President Obama's policies, but at a film produced in the U.S. that Muslims find offensive.
More than a year has elapsed since the United States aligned itself with Syria's Sunni-dominated opposition and the Middle East's Sunni powers to overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's visit to Israel gives Americans another opportunity to reflect on our Middle East policy. For the past 3 1/2 years, President Obama's failed efforts at comprehensive peace in the Middle East have come at the expense of our ally Israel and democratic movements across the region. It is time to change course.
Morocco's glittering Mawazine international music festival wraps up this weekend with performances by Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz, after nine days of showcasing the North African kingdom's cool factor _ even as dissident Moroccan musicians are imprisoned for their anti-establishment lyrics.
The Pentagon is preparing to tighten its belt, but with an election-year battle looming in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants to stress the positive: Parts of the budget devoted to reshaping the military to fit a new global strategy will actually get fatter, he says.