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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In war, presidential indecision costs lives

    President Obama and his supporters are claiming that the decision to send the reinforcements requested by the generals in Afghanistan (the "surge") was tantamount to taking decisive action to end the war ("Obama makes surprise trip to Afghanistan," Web, Tuesday). I do not think so. More important, history gives lie to that claim.

  • Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov threatens "destructive force" on NATO missile-defense sites in Eastern Europe. (Associated Press)

    Russian military threatens pre-emptive strike on facilities in Eastern Europe

    Russia's top military officer has threatened to carry out a preemptive strike on U.S.-led NATO missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe if Washington goes ahead with its controversial plan to build a missile shield.

  • **FILE** Former Liberian President Charles Taylor (Associated Press)

    Prosecution wants 80 years for former Liberian president Taylor

    Former Liberian president Charles Taylor deserves an 80-year sentence for the war crimes he was convicted of last week, including aiding and abetting murder and rape, prosecutors said in a written filing Thursday.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KUHNER: Obama, liberal imperialist

    President Obama has put America on the disastrous path toward another Vietnam. This is the real meaning of his recent trip to Afghanistan. On Tuesday, Mr. Obama delivered a nationally televised address from Kabul.

  • Illustration: Israel by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    WALSH: Myth of a two-state solution

    It has been 64 years since the United Nations General Assembly approved the Partition Plan for Palestine and the struggle to implement a "two-state solution" began. Today, we are no closer to that end. That reminds me of the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

  • Briefly: Rebels say Myanmar army poised for major assault

    Myanmar's army is poised for a major assault on Kachin minority rebels, the guerrilla group said Thursday, despite calls for an end to the violence that has cast a shadow over the new regime's reforms.

  • Protesters carry Syrian revolutionary flags during a demonstration in Daraa, Syria, in this image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    Activists: Syrian forces raid university; 4 killed

    Syrian security forces stormed dorms at a northwestern university to break up anti-government protests there, killing at least four students and wounding several others with tear gas and live ammunition, activists and opposition groups said Thursday.

  • President Barack Obama is greeted by Lt. Gen. Curtis "Mike" Scaparrotti, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker as he steps off Air Force One at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    LAMBRO: Obama's politically calculated speech

    President Obama's bullish "new day on the horizon" speech in Kabul wasn't quite "mission accomplished," but he came close to that dubious claim.

  • ** FILE ** Afghans push a damaged car from the scene of a militant attack by a suicide car bomber and Taliban militants disguised in burqas in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

    Afghanistan: Pakistani driving truck bomb arrested

    Afghanistan's intelligence agency prevented a large terrorist attack with the arrest of a Pakistani citizen driving a truck packed with explosives, according to a statement Thursday.

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