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Harsh Headlines

Published by: Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow

As America focuses on “nation-building here at home,” the world is growing more dangerous and less stable by the day. If you doubt this, take a look at the latest headlines. They range from worrisome to terrifying. Let’s start here in the Western Hemisphere.

 “Russian Bombers to Patrol Gulf of Mexico”—Newsweek

 

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A rare look inside a Saudi prison that showers terrorists with perks

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

Except for the machine guns and guard towers, the al-Hair high-security prison looks remarkably like a hotel — especially the conjugal-visit wing.

Beyond a heavy iron gate, its bars painted a cheerful lavender, a red carpet stretches the length of a long hallway, where each of the 38 private cells has a queen-size bed, a fridge, a television and a shower.

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North Korea Fires Rockets in Protest of US-South Korea Drills

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

Authorities said North Korea has fired two short-range missiles into the sea, in an apparent protest against joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises launched Monday.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted officials as saying the missiles fell into the East Sea 490 kilometers from the North Korean port city of Nampo.

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Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive to Recapture Tikrit

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

Iraqi troops and militia fighters attacked Islamic State militants in a key area north of Baghdad Monday, opening a highly publicized offensive to recapture the city of Tikrit.

Iraq's air force carried out airstrikes while ground troops advanced on multiple fronts, military commanders said.

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Washington Braces for Controversial Netanyahu Address to Congress

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

An increasingly-strained relationship between the Obama administration and Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu will be on display this week, as the prime minister visits Washington to address a joint meeting of Congress. Netanyahu will decry a potential accord on Iran’s nuclear program in a speech organized by House Speaker John Boehner, without White House consultation, sparking controversy in Washington and Jerusalem.

Netanyahu insists he respects President Barack Obama, but adds:

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Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive to Recapture Tikrit

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

Iraqi troops and militia fighters attacked Islamic State militants in a key area north of Baghdad Monday, opening a highly publicized offensive to recapture the city of Tikrit.

Iraq's air force carried out airstrikes while ground troops advanced on multiple fronts, military commanders said.

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Syrian Rebels in Aleppo Reject UN Peace Effort

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U.N. peace envoy Staffan De Mistura’s hopes of pulling off a deal to freeze fighting in Syria’s war-torn city of Aleppo were dashed Sunday when Syrian rebel leaders refused to approve his plan, saying they wouldn’t meet with him in the future.

The rejection by military and political opposition leaders came despite the Syrian government agreeing in principle earlier in the day to an international fact-finding mission visiting Aleppo, once Syria’s commercial hub. 

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