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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Peter Pham
Deep inside caves, in remote desert bases, in the escarpments and cliff faces of northern Mali, Islamic fighters are burrowing into the earth, erecting a formidable set of defenses to protect what has essentially become al Qaeda's new country.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf appeared at her final campaign rally last week with the man named No. 1 on the government's list of "most notorious perpetrators" of violence during the country's civil war.
PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria
"One could come up with a conceivable containment strategy for the Swat Valley," said Peter Pham, an adviser to the U.S. military's Africa Command center, referring to the region of Pakistan where Taliban fighters once dominated. "There's no containment strategy for the Sahel, which runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea."
"One could come up with a conceivable containment strategy for the Swat Valley," said Africa expert Peter Pham, an adviser to the U.S. military's African command center, referring to the region of Pakistan where the Pakistan Taliban have been based. "There's no containment strategy for the Sahel, which runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea."