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Iran nuke deal makes no sense with ayatollah threatening US, Israel

WASHINGTON – “Of course, yes, death to America,” Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei declared just last month, echoing the crowd chants as he marked the Persian new year. Seeking to turn the recent nuclear accord into a final deal, President Obama says he hopes a deal “ushers […]

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Obama’s hesitation in Ukraine endangers Eastern Europe

With the United States understandably focused on Islamist threats to the civilized world, Russia’s Vladimir Putin continues to whittle away at the post-Cold War architecture of global relations by ignoring his commitment to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and boosting support for Russian-backed rebels. Putin’s efforts to undermine Ukraine, […]

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CIA report encourages terrorists, makes allies reluctant to help

WASHINGTON – Though they preside over the world’s most important nation, our leaders in Washington can be startlingly oblivious to the audiences beyond our shores that watch and listen closely to whatever we say or do. That’s the only rational explanation for why – 13 years after […]

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Putin’s aggression won’t be stopped by sanctions

WASHINGTON — The president sets U.S. foreign policy but, with regard to Ukraine, Congress has an opportunity to push the United States in a more fruitful direction by approving bipartisan legislation from the Senate that would give Kiev $350 million in military aid to help it fend […]

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Israel’s survival depends on destroying Hamas’ ability to terrorize

WASHINGTON – Though Israel should never carelessly ignore U.S. pressure, it nevertheless must resist current U.S. efforts to impose a cease-fire on the Israel-Hamas conflict while Israel remains besieged by rockets and tunnels. To be sure, the United States has provided Israel with vital military, economic and […]

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