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Obama: NATO Summit To Focus On Afghanistan

AP | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he and the secretary general of NATO have agreed to focus the organization's 2014 summit on Afghanistan. Mo...

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 4

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.19.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

One month after the NATO summit, what have we learned? A new generation of youth who did not grow up in the shadow of the Cold War are beginning to ask questions about NATO, and the demonstrations offered them potent answers.

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 3

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Almost two weeks after the NATO summit, what have we learned? Among a long list, all media coverage failed and the 99 percent fought each other.

LOCKED UP: Bomb Plot Suspects Get Bad News From Judge

AP | Posted 08.12.2012 | Crime

AKRON, Ohio -- A federal judge in Ohio says five men charged with plotting to bomb a highway bridge must remain locked up pending trial. The Akron-ba...

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 2

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

When the NATO summit descended upon Chicago with the full weight of the global military industrial complex, what did we learn?

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 1

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.01.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

While the cloistered glitz of the NATO summit and the publicized gore of the anti-NATO protests left an indelible mark on those who participated in these events, to most the NATO summit was unremarkable. But what have we learned?

We Must Choose Nonviolence

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 07.29.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Making our neighborhoods safe won't be easy. We need to provide the young with the best, not the worst, educational opportunities. We need the police to make protecting the citizens of those streets a greater priority.

Memorial Day Was Meant To Reconcile

Lillian Daniel | Posted 07.28.2012 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Here in my city of Chicago, as NATO gathers amid displays of military force as well as protests, I pray for comfort for all those who have lost a loved one to the ravages of war. I pray that the peace of Christ, which passes all human understanding, will knit together this weary and war-torn world.

"Old Country" Bonds: Chicago and the Future of the Atlantic Alliance

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

Despite the fact that NATO might be "the most successful military alliance the world has ever seen," our transatlantic bonds go far beyond combined military operations. They are interwoven into the very fabric of our society.

Not NATO's Kind of Town

Curtis Black | Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Monday morning's headlines did nothing to burnish the city's reputation, and the $128 million that summit boosters said would be injected into the city's economy turned out to be a figment of their imagination.

NATO Terrorism Suspects Say Undercover Cops Set Them Up

Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago

Attorneys representing five men charged with attempting to build bombs or make terrorist threats during the NATO summit in Chicago allege their client...

GOP Rep Banned In Foreign Territory

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

On his way to Kabul in March, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) suddenly found himself stranded in Dubai, banned from entering Afghanistan by Afghan Pr...

Saki Knafo

Occupy Activists Declare Victory In Chicago | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago

As Occupy activists from around the country begin heading home to their respective cities after a weekend of protests in Chicago, many say the massive...

Obama Speaks At NATO Summit

Posted 05.21.2012 | World

President Obama addressed the press on Monday afternoon at McCormick Place, Chicago, stressing that the city performed its hosting duties "magnificent...

Obama Meets With Pakistani, Afghan Presidents

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

CHICAGO — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is making "diligent progress" on re-opening supply routes from Pakistan to Afghanistan. Obama an...

PHOTO: Obama's NATO Break Activity Is A Chicagoans' Dream Come True

Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago

President Barack Obama let off a little steam while in Chicago for the three-day NATO summit with a pick-up game that most Chicagoans only dream about...

WATCH: Journalists Injured, Arrested Covering NATO Summit

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.21.2012 | Media

Several journalists were arrested and injured while covering the protests against the NATO summit in Chicago on Saturday and Sunday. As thousands o...

In Chicago, Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Put NATO's Endless War on Trial

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

More than two million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. CNN and Fox can focus on what they want, but you can't hide the life experiences of two million people indefinitely.

NATO Faces Hard Realities In Afghan War Talks

AP | BEN FELLER and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

CHICAGO — President Barack Obama and leaders around the globe locked in place an Afghanistan exit path Monday that will still keep their troops ...

Obama Campaign Headquarters Among Targets In Chicago Terror Plot

AP | MICHAEL TARM and RYAN FOLEY | Posted 07.19.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Three activists who traveled to Chicago for a NATO summit were accused Saturday of manufacturing Molotov cocktails in a plot to attack...

In Afghanistan, Insurgents Undefeated, Corruption Rife

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.19.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- It was what President Barack Obama called a "war of necessity," a conflict thrust upon America by the 9/11 attacks. As NATO's mi...

Saki Knafo

The Occupy Movement Descends On Chicago For NATO Summit | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.19.2012 | Chicago

Busloads of Occupy activists have been arriving in Chicago to protest the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. "We're trying to bring ...

NATO: The Mother of All Deals

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

There are major foreign policy items to which the Russians attribute very great importance but are of little significance to us, and vice versa. Call it a major saliency differential. This seems to lay the ground for a major deal that has yet to be struck.

Poland To Press For Afghanistan Mission End In 2014

AP | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's president says he will press NATO leaders at an upcoming summit to stick to plans to end its military mission in Afghanista...

International Bargaining, the Pakistani Way

Aziz Nayani | Posted 05.18.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

Pakistan cannot afford to live in international political isolation, and it needs to have an active role and vested interest in securing the safety and sustainability of Afghanistan. An uncooperative, nuclear Pakistan risks instability and violence in the Af-Pak border region.