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  • Signs of American influence on the Iraqi military - including U.S.-made M-16 assault rifles - are unmistakable. Years of training hopefully have given them the skills needed to defend their country and the professionalism to do it differently than Saddam Hussein's forces did. (Associated Press)

    Iraqis unable to defend their borders

    After billions of dollars and nearly nine years of training, U.S. troops are leaving behind an Iraqi security force arguably capable of providing internal security but unprepared to defend the nation against foreign threats at a time of rising tensions throughout the Middle East.


  • The Chinese aircraft carrier Varyag undergoes its second round of sea trials in the Yellow Sea. Michele Flournoy, the Pentagon's undersecretary of defense for policy, says it has been "anticipated for a while." (Digital Globe)

    Inside the Ring

    At the recent U.S.-Chinese defense talks in Beijing, the subject of the Pentagon's new Air Sea Battle Concept, a program to counter China's growing anti-access and area denial weapons, was not discussed.


  • The minaret of a vandalized mosque in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood is seen Dec. 14, 2011, after unknown arsonists torched the inactive mosque, provoking calls in Israel for a more effective crackdown on Jewish extremists suspected in a string of increasingly brazen acts of violence. (Associated Press)

    Israeli police arrest Jewish extremists

    Israeli police arrested six suspected Jewish extremists in a raid on a Jerusalem apartment on Wednesday, following a series of attacks on Israeli military bases and Muslim mosques in recent months.


  • Illustration: China 'net by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: A Chinese counterrevolution

    Imagine China without the Communist Party. The people of one Chinese fishing village have made that a reality.


  • President Obama speaks to returning troops at Fort Bragg, N.C., Wednesday, about the end of the Iraq war with the withdrawal of all U.S. forces at the end of this month. "Our commitment [to you] doesn't end when you take off the uniform," Mr. Obama said. (Associated Press)

    U.S. to leave Iraqi airspace clear for strategic Israeli route to Iran

    The U.S. military's fast-approaching Dec. 31 exit from Iraq, which has no way to defend its airspace, puts Israel in a better place strategically to strike Iran's nuclear facilities.


  • President Obama speaks to returning troops at Fort Bragg, N.C., Wednesday, about the end of the Iraq war with the withdrawal of all U.S. forces at the end of this month. "Our commitment [to you] doesn't end when you take off the uniform," Mr. Obama said. (Associated Press)

    Obama welcomes troops from Iraq

    President Obama welcomed home some of the last U.S. troops from Iraq on Wednesday, thanking them and their families for their years of sacrifice and service and pledging to help them transition to life after combat.


  • Illustration: Israel by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    DE BORCHGRAVE: Beware the Arab Spring

    To those who hail the Arab Spring and the first free elections in Egypt in 60 years, a prominent Israeli responded, "Remember Mussolini, remember Hitler." Two years after seizing power in 1922 with a march on Rome, one-time socialist Benito Mussolini's fascist party won 64 percent of the popular vote and 374 seats of 535 in parliament.


  • Violence mars investment scene in South Sudan

    An escalation of violence with Sudan is challenging South Sudan's fledling government to attract desperately needed foreign investment.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 'Palestine' politically correct but inaccurate

    While too politically incorrect for the left to swallow, White House hopeful New Gingrich's recent comments on the Palestinian people are historically accurate.


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