Robert Haddick

  • With this week’s news that the United States has finally reached an agreement to cut the number of Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa, an ongoing standoff in the South China Sea between a Philippine Coast Guard cutter and a Chinese ocean surveillance ship, which is now in its ...

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  • President Barack Obama quickly signed the Budget Control Act of 2011 into law this week, averting a possible default on US government debt. But officials at the Pentagon are still in the dark over what funding they can expect, either for this year or for the rest of the decade. Making plans for ...

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  • US-Pakistani relations, under redoubled strain after the May raid on Osama bin Ladens Abbottabad compound, are only getting worse. This week, the Obama administration announced it would withhold $800 million in military aid to Pakistan, more than a third of Washingtons annual allotment. The ...

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  • Last week, the Washington Posts David Ignatius discussed how the line between the Central Intelligence Agencys covert intelligence activities and the Pentagons military operations began blurring as George W. Bushs administration ramped up its war on terrorism. In his column, Ignatius took some ...

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  • The troubled and long-delayed F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme came under renewed scrutiny this week. The Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and many foreign partners plan to buy thousands of the fighter-attack jets over the next two decades to replace a variety of aging aircraft, but the ...

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