U.S. Pullout Is a Boon for Assad
 By JONATHAN SPYER

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The way appears to have been cleared for an invasion of north east Syria by Turkey and its allied Sunni Islamist militias. If such an invasion takes place, it will end one of the more successful partnerships achieved by US military diplomacy in recent years- namely that between the United States Armed Forces and the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG). …

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 By JONATHAN SPYER

Gillibrand Statement on New Department of Defense Military Sexual Assault Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 1, 2014 — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, released the following statement today after the Defense Department released a new report on military sexual assault. Today’s report does not include a prevalence survey to determine the total number of estimated cases of unwanted sexual contact in FY2013, the prevalence …

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President Obama Announces Full Troop Withdrawal by End of 2011.

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The BBC report President Barack Obama has announced "all US troops will be pulled out of Iraq by the end of 2011 – nearly nine years after the invasion." For more details: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news>>>

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repealed by President Obama’s SignatureBY Hezi Aris

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Washington, DC — December 22, 2010 — President Barack Obama today excised the tenets of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" from the conduct of America’s armed forces will for the first time permit gays and lesbians to serve openly.  Rescinding “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" has not assuaged all critics who charge implementation of the new standard may hamper combat readiness. To …

eHezi‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repealed by President Obama’s SignatureBY Hezi Aris

Untangling the Bizarre CIA Links to the Ground Zero Mosque By Mark Ames

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New York, NY, September 10, 2010 — The New York Observer’s Politicker NY reporter Mark Ames today wrote “Untangling the Bizarre CIA Links to the Ground Zero Mosque": “So far, the debate over the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero has unfolded along predictable lines, with the man at the center of the project, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, drawing attacks …

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Ed Koch Commentary: Afghan Forces; Elena Kagan; Mobile Trailers; and the Truth By Edward I. Koch

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 If We Wait for the Afghan Forces to be Ready to Take Over the Security of their Own Country, We are Waiting for Godot The war in Afghanistan goes on with U.S. casualties mounting.  The month of June was the deadliest yet with 102 deaths, the highest since the war began nine years ago.  The war is supported by the Republican leadership, …

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Ed Koch Commentary We Cannot Win In Afghanistan And Should Withdraw As Soon As Possible By Edward I. Koch

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 President Barack Obama did the right thing in firing General Stanley McChrystal.  Now, he should direct the armed forces to take the measures needed to leave Afghanistan by the end of this year.  When he authorized a 30,000 troop surge for Afghanistan – like the one used in Iraq – he assured his radical left base that he would start …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary We Cannot Win In Afghanistan And Should Withdraw As Soon As Possible By Edward I. Koch