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Israel's No-State Outcome

Clayton Swisher | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Clayton Swisher

Just as most combat outposts are either abandoned following a war or overrun in conflict, given present circumstances I believe the same fate awaits what is today called the Israeli state.

Tom Donilon To Be Obama's National Security Adviser

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House announced Friday that Gen. James Jones is resigning his post as National Security Adviser, making way for his top deputy, Tom Donilon....

It's Chow Time at the White House, Brother

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

What gays and lesbians are looking for -- and will be marching for on Sunday -- is nothing special, and that's exactly the point. It's what every other American already has: equal treatment under the law

Dispatch from J Street

Antony Loewenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Antony Loewenstein

J Street must decide what it wants to be -- a wide tent that allows all Jewish opinions on Israel or an orthodoxy that pushes only conventional platitudes -- but the Palestinians don't have time to wait.

Damning New Memo Compares Afghanistan to Jay Leno Show

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

A new memo on Afghanistan written by one of Obama's top advisors emphasizes the futility of a continued U.S. military presence there, at one point going so far as to compare the war to Jay Leno Show.

Obama's Afghan Benchmarks Still AWOL

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the American military comes to full strength in the Afghan buildup, the Obama administration is struggling to come up with a long-promised plan to ...

A Strategic Necessity

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

If Israel has full American backing in security and defense, it will have more flexibility to concede the occupied territories because ultimately ensuring Israel's security takes away its main rational for keeping Palestinian and Syrian territories.

White House Combines Homeland Security And National Security Councils

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he is combining White House staffs dealing with international and homeland security, predi...

Obama Caving on Gays in the Military

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

In Washington, we know about commissions and study groups and promise-them-anything when you're trolling for votes. But after the election... well, memories fade.

Obama Calls For Defense Spending Cuts

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has asked the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut the Pentagon's budget request for the fiscal year 2010 by more than 10 ...

National Security Advisor: Who is James L. (Revolving Door) Jones?

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Wallechinsky

In selecting James L. Jones to be his national security advisor, Barack Obama has chosen a former Marine Corps general who, at the time of his nominat...

Obama's Astute Choice: General James Jones as National Security Adviser

Gordon Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Goldstein

In selecting General Jones as his national security adviser, Obama has eschewed the model of the foreign policy intellectual and instead placed a true military-affairs expert as his side in the White House.

General James Jones: Close Friend Of John McCain, Obama VP Candidate

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It may sound smart on the surface, but there is one not-so-small problem: He and McCain are close friends and have been for decades. The two served t...