America’s Spy System: Why didn’t it work?

If the US National Security Agency’s massive electronic spy system didn’t catch the murderous jihadist lovers, Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook, what is it for? Tashfeen entered the United States in July of 20... Read More...
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The Pains and Gains of a Strong Japan

Sept 2, 2015 will mark 70 years since V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day) and, in effect, the end of the Second World War.  In 1960, the United States and Japanese governments would sign a security treaty building upon previous arrangements permitting the stati... Read More...
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Pakistan’s Afghan Conundrum

What if what’s been called the world’s most unstable and dangerous country were to take over the destiny of one of the world’s most impoverished, insecure and fragmented ones? The 13-year Afghan war is expected... Read More...
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A Strike Against Abu Sayyaf

  Najar Hajad is known by the nom de guerre Marlboro, the head of a Sulu Archipelago village militia that clashed with radical Abu Sayyaf rebels in what has become major news – a local rebellion against... Read More...
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India’s Afghan Challenge

On Aug. 3, a Toyota Corolla carrying three suicide bombers and a carload of explosives attempted to ram the Indian Consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing nine bystanders, seven of them children. It was the third time jihadis had tried to bl... Read More...