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COMMON SENSE: FAILURE TO LAUNCH

From the day that Barack Obama wrested the presidential nomination from Hillary Rodham Clinton, his presidency became, according to those who were running his campaign, inevitable. Even before winning the election, he began assembling a much-vaunted “team of rivals” to guide U.S. foreign and domestic policy. Though his running mate, then-Sen.

Border Agents Complete Customs Course

BASRAH — Ten Department of Border Enforcement trainers graduated from a Customs and Immigration Trainer Course at the Basrah International Airport here, March 18. Completion of  the three-week course is another milestone achievement for the Department of Border Enforcement (DBE) and their Coalition Border Transition Teams as they work together to enhance the capabilities of the DBE and secure the borders of Iraq. “The instructors have been very [well] trained over the past few weeks, training and improving,” said DBE Col.

FIREFIGHT IN SHOK VALLEY

There are no roads leading into the Shok Valley. The village, which stands sentinel over the valley, is home to one of the fiercest of the insurgent forces in Afghanistan—the Hezeb Islami al Gulbadin, or HIG.

TERRORISM SITREP

PAKISTAN CIVIL WAR IMMINENT? U.S. Joint Forces Command warns that a “rapid and sudden collapse” would bring a “violent and bloody” war.