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Is Hugo Chavez a Threat to Stability of Latin America? Yes: Venezuelan wreaks havoc throughout region

After Colombia bombed a FARC camp early last month, killing a key leader and 20 followers of the notorious terrorist group, Colombian officials said a computer they found at the site showed that FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) had recently received $300 million from Venezuela’s Hugo […]

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Why demonize Iraq war contractors?

War opponents have learned a thing or two over the years. Rather than take the political risk of demonizing U.S. troops, as they did during Vietnam, they now say they “support the troops” even though they oppose whatever military exercise those troops happen to be engaging in. […]

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Sept. 11 Five Years Later: Is America Safer? Yes. America is killing its enemies on their home turfs

We can debate endlessly whether we have adequately upgraded our military, secured our borders or protected key potential targets of terrorist attacks, such as chemical weapons plants. But, national security begins not with the arming of troops, fencing along borders, and X-ray machines at airports. It starts […]

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Myths block Middle East peace hopes

Long-standing conflicts between peoples often create their own myths – over grievances, appropriate uses of force, and likely paths to peace. Nowhere is this truer than in the Middle East. With Israel and Hezbollah engaged in escalating conflict, leaders, experts and media the world over assume predictable, […]

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