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Sweden abolished its 100-year tradition of compulsory military service for men during peacetime Thursday. In its place is a voluntary system with rigorous requirements to join.
Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic said Wednesday that his country continues to reject Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence, even as the International Court of Justice prepares to rule on the matter.
When failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad pled guilty last week, his courtroom tirade provided yet another reminder that the foe we face has just as much hostility for President Obama's America as it did President Bush's.
An international court Thursday subpoenaed reluctant supermodel Naomi Campbell to testify this month in the war-crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor about a rough diamond Taylor is said to have given her in 1997.
Pakistani authorities now believe a dangerous new militant group, out to avenge a deadly army assault on a mosque in Islamabad three years ago, has carried out several major bombings in the capital previously blamed on the Taliban.
Amid the Fourth of July celebrations, let us not forget the millions of veterans who returned home with serious injuries as a result of their service to protect our nation. Injured veterans face a host of physical, psychological and financial problems that can seriously affect their quality of life if not properly addressed. The tragic reality is that even though the U.S. government has substantially increased the budgets of both the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs and devoted ever-increasing resources to our wounded military, the long-term nature of the challenges facing our wounded veterans necessitates public-private partnerships. We as a nation need to come together to give our wounded the world-class care they deserve and ensure their needs are met.
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Gen. David Petraeus as the new commander of the Afghanistan war, and President Obama swiftly issued a statement saying Petraeus had his "full confidence."
The Endless Game cartoon in the Financial Times shows President Obama and a Taliban insurgent batting back and forth a coffin-shaped projectile over the smoking ruin of a building. Another one, in the International Herald Tribune, has Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal boarding a U.S. transport as an Afghan soldier waves goodbye. Atop a nearby mountain, one Taliban fighter says to another, "The pullout has begun!" The two newspapers are the world's most-read English-language dailies by government leaders, business executives and media throughout the world.
Militants set off a car bomb and stormed the entrance to an airport in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday in a failed attempt to enter the air field used by Afghan and international forces, authorities said. Eight insurgents died in the ensuing gunbattle.