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Entries by David Wood from 02/2012

U.N. Security Council Debates Tough Demands On Syria, But Lacks Military Options

Posted 02.01.2012 | World

As the killing of civilians escalates in Syria, diplomats at the U.N. Security Council are grappling with a vexing issue: If they demand that Syrian P...

In Afghanistan, 82nd Airborne Hopes To Talk To Taliban, But Ready To Kill

Posted 02.02.2012 | World

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne's 4th Brigade, deploying to Afghanistan later this month, are headed into a unique and delic...

On Afghanistan War, U.S. Debate Inflamed By Vague Goals, Shortage Of Facts

Posted 02.08.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- After 10 years of fighting in Afghanistan, the American public has no way to know if the United States is winning the war or not. Unl...

Iran Nuclear Threat Brings No U.S. Enthusiasm For A Military Strike

Posted 02.15.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The threat of punishing U.S. military strikes underlies Washington's campaign to halt Iran's nuclear weapons program. But there is no e...

Army Delays Troop Cuts, Citing Instability In Iran And Middle East

Posted 02.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Anticipating continued trouble in the Middle East and a possible conflict with Iran, the Army got permission from the Obama administrat...

Afghanistan Mission Continues Despite Anti-American Violence, Pentagon Says

Posted 02.27.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Despite the murder of two U.S. advisers inside a heavily guarded Afghan ministry building Saturday and waves of violent anti-American pr...

U.S., Iran Poised For Mine Warfare In The Persian Gulf

Posted 02.27.2012 | World

If the tense confrontation with Iran ignites into war, strategists say they expect Iran will strike with thousands of deadly sea mines to try to halt ...

Iran Air War: U.S. Plans For Possibility, But Goal Remains Unclear

Posted 02.29.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Planning for an air war against Iran continues inside the Pentagon, and the U.S. Air Force could mount such intense strikes against Iran...