Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sabre-Rattling in Support of Regional Stability

U.S. says sends warship off coast of Lebanon - 28 Feb 2008 at 3:03pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Signaling impatience with Syria, the United States has sent its USS Cole warship off the coast of Lebanon in a "show of support" for regional stability, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

Bush disputes Obama on diplomacy - 28 Feb 2008 at 2:52pm - WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Thursday strongly disagreed with Democratic candidate Barack Obama's expressed willingness to meet the leaders of Iran and Cuba - two U.S. adversaries throughout Bush's presidency.

Army manual upgrades nation-building - 28 Feb 2008 at 12:51pm - FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- The Army on Thursday rolled out the first revision of its operations manual since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, putting stability operations - nation-building - on par with combat.

US to distance itself from Musharraf - 28 Feb 2008 at 10:24am - WASHINGTON -- A senior U.S. diplomat is signaling that the Bush administration is distancing itself from Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf after opposition victories in last week's elections.

Turkey Rules Out Timetable For Troop Withdrawal - - ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's incursion against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq should be short and focused, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday. But Turkey's military chief declined to set a timetable for the withdrawal of troops, who have been operating in Iraq for a week.

Thought for the day:
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them. -Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)


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